• Mercy Hill Church - MH College Ministry - Sent Initiative - City Life

What is City Life?

The gospel has always spread the fastest and farthest by faithful everyday Christians in everyday vocations as they go about their everyday lives. City Life is about equipping everyday Christians to connect their faith to their work in the marketplace. Through City Life, we hope to demonstrate to you how your work matters to God and how you can leverage your passions and skills in your vocation for the mission of God. If you want to understand the significance of your future job and how you can leverage it, then City life is for you. Come discover what faithfulness can look like in City Life.

In City Life, students will work a summer long internship, within their vocational field of study. Once a week, they will meet in D-groups to discuss what they are reading and how it applies to their jobs. Throughout the summer, students will attend Weekend Forums where they will learn about faith and work integration from those who work within the marketplace. Ultimately, City Life is a summer long hands-on theological practicum to teach students how to make disciples that make disciples in the marketplace.

City Life students will also have the option to travel abroad through our short-term international missions opportunity, Trek. Here, students will have the chance to serve in an international context alongside Mercy Hill partners. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the mission of God, develop a heart and mind for God, and better understand what it means to leverage one’s entire life for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mercy Hill Church - College Ministry - Sent Initiative - City Life Application
Mercy Hill Church - College Ministry - Sent Initiative - City Life Student

City Life Steps

  • Step 1 - Fill out the application

  • Step 2 - Interview with MH Staff

    Once you complete your online application, a college staff member will contact you for an interview.

Mercy Hill Church - MH College Ministry - Sent Initiative - City Life

“City Life not only changed the way I view work, but the way I view myself and my place in the Lord’s kingdom. The integration of faith and work is not about fitting faith into your own plans but seeing how the Lord created each of us for work and trusting in His ability to use our unique gifting for good works. I would recommend City Life to anyone looking to further their knowledge of the Word and learn how to use their career strategically for the mission of God.”

-Bella Whitehead

Mercy Hill Church - MH College Ministry - Sent Initiative - City Life

“City Life was a summer initiative that honestly changed my life. It changed the way I thought about how I was a student and how I would be an employee. That was a summer that led me to consider becoming a resident. God did wonderful things in my heart through Sent Initiative, and I would encourage everyone to take part in City Life!”

-Neeko Williams

Mercy Hill Church - MH College Ministry - Sent Initiative - City Life

“During city life, we looked a lot into vocation- not just your job but your calling. We talked about how calling is first who you are in Christ and secondly how you leverage everything because of that identity. Ultimately, City Life shined a light on how I can use the job and degree I love strategically and purposefully for the mission of God.  Through all of this, I really saw how Jesus has given me unique passions and talents that can be used both the workplace and the world for His glory. How sweet it is to be invited into that mission!”

-Bekah Creech