Program Details

Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry

Offered By: College of Theology
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits:
38 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Bring God's Teachings to Urban Settings

If you are looking to lead in urban settings, Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry will help you examine how the church's mission expresses itself in an urban setting and the ethical implications of ministering in such locations. The College of Theology offers this program online and in an evening format to help you complete your studies as you work and enjoy family life.

Degree Outcomes

Learn the Foundations of Urban Ministry

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry prepares you with biblical and theological knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge in ministry settings. Coursework includes a study of spiritual growth, the doctrines of revelation, God, humanity and the world. In order to develop as a spiritual leader, there are a number of topics that you must master, including the theological structures and themes of the Old and New Testament historical and literary documents.

What You Will Learn

Become a Spiritual Mentor

As a part of this program, you learn:

  • How to mentor others so they can grow spiritually
  • The systematic study of theological formulation of Christian doctrines, God, creation and more
  • Basic principles of evangelical biblical interpretation, exegesis and application
  • How to use biblical language tools

Career Outcomes

Prepare to Work in Urban Churches and Christian Organizations

This master's in Christian studies degree is ideal for anyone with a heart for the city who is interested in serving and ministering in urban locations. Inner cities can present a unique set of issues and circumstances; graduates of this College of Theology program are prepared to address these specific challenges and guide and counsel the members of this community.

This urban ministry program is also appropriate if you are interested in working at a suburban church with outreach to urban church counterparts, if you wish to work for a nonprofit or if you are interested in starting your own nonprofit ministry in an urban setting.

Course List

The programs offered at Grand Canyon University may vary by content and course length. You are currently viewing the program version available in Arizona. In order to view the specific course content and credit length available for your state, please contact a counselor at 1-855-GCU-LOPE or click here to request more information.
Major:
38 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
38 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in ministry and theology. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

This course is a study of spiritual growth focusing on students’ own spiritual formation and application through mentoring of others.

Course Description

This course is a study of the opportunities and challenges of ministering cross-culturally and multiculturally. Students will consider domestic and international settings.

Course Description

This course surveys the text and historical background of the Old Testament with an introduction to hermeneutics and the proper interpretation of the books of the Old Testament.

Course Description

This course surveys the text and historical background of the New Testament with an introduction to hermeneutics and the proper interpretation of the books of the New Testament.

Course Description

This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, and the Person of Christ, as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Attention is also given to theological prolegomena. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and BIB-502.

Course Description

This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of the works of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Prerequisites: BIB-501, BIB-502, and HTH-505.

Course Description

This course is a study of the Christian worldview and other dominant worldviews—religious and secular—and their role in the contextualization of the Christian message and mission. Prerequisites: HTH-505 and HTH-550.

Course Description

This course is a study of the basic principles of evangelical biblical interpretation, exegesis, and application, especially in the context of ministry, including an introduction to the use of biblical language tools. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and BIB-502.

Course Description

This course is an examination of how the church’s mission expresses itself in the urban setting and the ethical implications for decisions made in urban ministry.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

Online and Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.