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Urban Studies

The North American Church is becoming increasingly urbanized. To prepare students for ministry in the city, this concentration engages them with urban social structures, trends, and ministry strategies. Issues of contextualization, social analysis, and cross-cultural communication will be addressed.

Concentration Outcomes


All students must compete the required core courses and choose one of the concentration areas (Church Leadership and Development, Urban Studies, Worship Leadership, or Youth and Family Ministry).

Required Courses16 units
GMIN 509
Urban Anthropology and Christian Ministry
GMIN 519
Current Issues in Urban Ministry
Select two of the following:
GMIN 538
Evangelism and Discipleship
GMIN 528
Contemporary Issues in Ministry
GMIN 559
Urban Cross-Cultural Ministry
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.