Associate Director, Regina SK RESCUE Mission, 2012
I guess you could say that my view of City Vision University is biased, having been the first person to ever receive a Bachelor in Rescue Ministries. However, City Vision University has more than proved it’s effectiveness by playing a key part in the founding of Regina RESCUE Mission. In less than four years, it has allowed our expansion mission to grow to a budget of nearly $400,000!
City Vision University has allowed us to be blessed by young Bible College graduates with a heart for missions, who commit to spending one year to exercise their gifts and talents in the inner city. Some answer the call to full-time city missions and have been a great source of staff, having been trained from the ground up!
We currently have five full-time employees who have completed City Vision University, and three others who have registered for individual classes. I am excited about our latest student, Larry, who came up through our one-year LifeChange Recovery Program, was hired as a night watchman, and is now, after a total of 18 months, a full-time City Vision University intern.
The staff and interns possess a youthful energy and enthusiasm, combined with a thorough understanding of the overall picture of the ministry. Without the training of key staff through City Vision University, Regina RESCUE Mission would not be where it is today.
[Edited May 2015; updated the institution’s name]