IME5052 - Growing an Urban Church

Course Description

A biblical and theological rationale for urban ministry and a study of the challenges and opportunities for doing ministry in the urban context.

While reviewing the contexts and challenges of urban ministry, the student will be encouraged to develop their own philosophy for ministry to communities with populations over 50,000. Biblical imperatives and current local church models will help the student build authority for diverse types of urban settings.

Course Objectives

The course learning goals for this class are:

To think about urban ministry biblically and theologically.

To study and discuss what urban ministry is about.

To study and discuss the context in which urban ministry takes place.

To study and discuss urban ministry challenges.

A complete list of books, requirements and additional details may be found on under "Class Schedule".