D.Min. Concentration in Prophetic Urban Ministry
Leaders who fight for justice, build communities, and transform lives
The Doctor of Ministry in Prophetic Urban Ministry is designed for ministers and leaders with a heart for the city and a commitment to learning about and engaging the challenges of urban landscapes. This D.Min. concentration nurtures a prophetic theological understanding for (encountering, engaging and enhancing) the 21st-century church and the complex lives of those impacted by urbanism. Through a research, reflection and a disciplined learning process, candidates in this program will enhance their ministerial and analytical skills, and develop and lead ministries of measurably increased discernment, empowerment, collaboration, and transformation.
Graduates of the prophetic urban ministry concentration will:
- Develop an ethical framework that utilizes interdisciplinary resources that are appropriate for post-graduate study to engage the 21st century church and the complex lives of those impacted by urbanism.
- Employ advanced research and writing techniques to critically assess the socio-cultural and historical dimensions of cities.
- Create, sustained, coherent explanations and reflections on the complexity of the challenges and the myriad of opportunities that accompany conducting ministry with prophetic imagination in global urban contexts.
- Formulate a well-developed, collaborative ministry project that refines and advances the student’s approach to the nature and purpose of contextual ministry and articulates their biblical theology of urban ministry in local and global spheres.
Prophetic Urban Ministry – Curricular Framework
The curriculum consists in two years of regular course work that culminates in the preparation of a final project and thesis in the candidate’s third and final year.
Program Courses (6 credits)
- Power and Privilege: The Theology and Science of Change (3 credits)
- Research Methods Seminar (3 credits)
Core Courses (12 credits)
- Core 1: Framing a Theology of Metro-Urban Ministry and Your Project Idea (3 credits)
- Core 2: Biblical Reflections on Cities: From Ancient Israel to the First Century Church (3 credits)
- Core 3: Immigration, Migration and Cultural Dimensions of Urban Ministry (3 credits)
- Core 4: Issues of Pastoral Care and Contemporary Issues in Urban Ministry (3 credits)
Elective Courses (6 credits)
- Elective 1, Subject to Change (3 credits)
- Elective 2, Subject to Change (3 credits)
Ministry Project/Doctoral Thesis (6 credits)
- Project Proposal Workshop (0 credits)
- Doctoral Project Seminar (3 credits)
- Doctoral Thesis Seminar (3 credits)
Questions regarding these may be directed to JerQuentin Sutton, Director of Admissions.