MA IN Urban Ministry

48 credit hours | 2-3  years


Why study MA in Urban Ministry at TEDS?

The MA in UM, offered at our South Chicago Regional Center, is ideally designed for the mature student with significant experience in urban ministry who desires to deepen their knowledge and skills. However, students without much urban ministry experience, but who desire to pursue this in the future, are also encouraged to apply.

The settings in which you might use our MA in UM are potentially as diverse as our students’ responses to the call to be ministers of the Gospel.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR
ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM?

In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (though there can be exceptions);
  • Miller Analogies Test scores (preferred; GRE also accepted) if your GPA is lower than 2.5.

OBJECTIVES FOR THE MA IN URBAN MINISTRY

Professional competence. The program will contribute to your effectiveness as a pastor, preacher, and teacher.

Educational legitimization. The structures of a complex urban society often call on urban pastors to intercede with agencies such as the welfare department, courts, public schools, and social work systems. Adequate professional skills and academic credentials helps legitimize the urban pastor’s ministry in these contexts.

Theological integration. The integration of social and spiritual responsibilities in urban ministry often lacks a clear framework. We provide a contextualized setting for engaging the gospel and Scripture as central to this framework.

Marketable skills. Professional competence and academic credentials enhance the opening of ministry opportunities for urban pastors.

While urban ministry-centric courses are often offered on our Deerfield campus, this program is designed to be completed primarily at our South Chicago Regional Center.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

You will take courses in the following areas:

OLD TESTAMENT, NEW TESTAMENT & SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: 17 HRS

Old Testament (4 hours)

Course Title Credits
OT 5000 Introduction to the Old Testament 4 hours

New Testament (4 hours)

Course Title Credits
NT 5000 Introduction to the New Testament 4 hours

Systematic Theology (9 hours)

Course Title Credits
ID 5000 Biblical Theology and Interpretation 3 hours
ST 5101 Theology I: The God of the Gospel 3 hours
ST 5102 Theology II: The Gospel of God 3 hours
CHURCH HISTORY ELECTIVE: 3 HOURS
Course Title Credits
Church History Elective 3 hours
MISSION AND EVANGELISM: 3 HOURS
Course Title Credits
ME 5140 Mission of the Urban Church 3 hours

 

URBAN MINISTRY: 11 HOURS
Course Title Credits
EM 5150 Urban Educational Ministries 3 hours
HM 6715 Hermeneutical and Homiletical Foundations of Preaching 3 hours
CM 5000 Introduction to Counseling Ministries 2 hours
CM 6000 Issues in Counseling Ministry
(or a PC elective)
1 hour
PT 5145 Introduction to Urban Structure and Context 2 hours
PASTORAL THEOLOGY: 14 HOURS
Course Title Credits
PT 7450 Urban Ministry Practicum I 3 hours
PT 7451 Urban Ministry Practicum II 3 hours
PT 7452 Urban Ministry Practicum III 3 hours
PT 7471 Urban Ministry Project Design/Research 2 hours
PT 7472 Urban Ministry Project Report 3 hours

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URBAN MINISTRY FACULTY

Because of the flexible nature of the MA in UM, you’ll have the chance to take courses with a variety of faculty.

PROGRAM FACULTY