In partnership with Grace College, we are excited to offer Studies in Urban Ministries college major that includes a pivotal field experience right here in North Philadelphia providing students with real-world involvement as cities of the Northeast become the “classroom” for nine months.
This major prepares you for effective ministry in an urbanized world. The majority of the world now lives in the city and there is an increasing need for workers to be trained to effectively lead ministries and social agencies in urban areas.
9 Unique Aspects of this Major:
- It is rooted in the fact that there is life transformation through Jesus Christ and He changes lives and circumstances
- It includes nine months of living at Urban Hope, within an urban area known for various urban issues.
- Students will study the 8 areas of concentration that are issues found in all urban areas of the world
- The ministry they will be involved with uses a holistic approach to the Gospel but also includes the value of connecting with local churches
- Students will be mentored by experienced urban leaders who are living in the inner-city and connecting with the community.
- Students will be involved in contact-making, outreach, discipleship and teaching in a cross-cultural setting
- Students will learn through observation and interaction of various organizations and groups in the Northeast, traveling to various world-class cities as a group
- Options will be given to students to visit urban areas outside the USA to observe other ways of meeting social, material and spiritual needs.
- Students will be taught by practitioners who will equip students to work in many areas of social services.