The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry 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 the urban ministry degree program are prepared to address these specific challenges and guide and council the members of this community. This program is also appropriate for those interested in working at a suburban church with an outreach to urban church counterparts, those who wish to work for a non-profit, or interested in starting your own non-profit ministry.
Available 100 percent online or through our evening cohort format which meets once per week, the MA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry provides you with biblical and theological knowledge that you can apply within community leadership positions. Coursework includes a study of spiritual growth, the doctrines of revelation, God, humanity and the world. Topics of study also include the theological structures and themes of the Old and New Testament historical and literary documents. This in-depth study of both Old Testament and New Testament ideologies, theology is explored in-depth so you may apply it in a variety of church and worship setting.
Your Urban Ministry degree will help you examine how the church's mission expresses itself in an urban setting and the ethical implications of ministering in an urban setting. A pair of systematic theology courses and exploration of the context of a Christian heritage segue to the concluding course of your program related to issues in urban ministry. This final class is an examination of how the churchs mission expresses itself in the urban setting and the ethical implications for decisions made in urban ministry. Youll examine of how the churchs mission expresses itself in the urban setting and the ethical implications for decisions made in urban ministry.
This program is offered in the following formats or locations:
The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.
The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.