What is the Urban Mission Center?

The Urban Mission Center is a ministry of The Salvation Army. We exist to form missional leaders for cities. We’re located in St. Louis, MO.

What is a missional leader?

A missional leader is someone who guides others in discovering and doing their part in God's mission of reconciliation. A few indicators we look for include: an ability to adapt to a changing world, asking God-centered versus church-centered questions, a connection with neighbors that is relational versus transactional, and an understanding of God's mission.

How do we form missional leaders?

  • Temple House Apprenticeships. Temple House is a missional community of young adult apprentices who live communally in our neighborhood. Apprenticeships are year long opportunities that help young adults find their place in God’s mission through spiritual formation, social justice training, and volunteerism.

  • Practicum Courses. We offer week long courses in partnership with Olivet Nazarene University. Course offerings include an Urban Ministries Practicum in the fall and a Missional Leadership Practicum in the spring.

  • Learning Labs. Using the City of St Louis as our classroom, the Urban Mission Center develops on the field learning opportunities for individuals and groups.

Where are we located?

We're located in St Louis, MO in the Benton Park West Neighborhood. Our administrative office is located at Nebula Coworking, at the heart of the Cherokee neighborhoods. This allows us the flexibility to move about the city to where we're needed!