Urban Ministry

N.B. Program requirements are currently under revision.

The Certificate in Urban Ministry seeks to combine data and perspectives from the social sciences with theological reflection in order to understand the makeup of the inner city and to prepare for effective ministry. This program is intended for the unpaid church worker desiring training as well as the professional seeking continuing education or a new specialization in ministry.

Required courses include:

TH601 Introduction to Theological Study
PT615 Theology and Sociology of the City
PT797 Urban Ministry Practicum*

One of the following two courses:

PT750 Urban Ministries
PT751 Current Issues in Urban Ministry

One of the following three courses:

MT/PT754 The Hungry, the Homeless, and the Church
BS/MT756 The Gospels and Social Justice
BS/MT757 Ethics and Social Justice in the Hebrew Bible

One course in African-American church studies

One PT or other approved elective

*Note: PT797 is normally taken at the end of the certificate program.