Lifelong Learning: The Church in the City! A New Doctor of Ministry!

The thriving, dynamic and complex city of Chicago provides the backdrop for this new Doctor of Ministry degree program. Significant churches in the heart of the city will provide the context for case studies. Students will engage in an immersion in the life of the city including interaction with city administration, transportation system, hospitals, schools and universities, and housing authorities.

The bi-annual conference of the Chicago based Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) will provide enrichment to the intensive experience in 2011 and 2013. Modules include Urban Community Development, Spiritual and Theological Foundations for Ministry, Field Research for Ministry, Urban Church Growth and Discipleship, and Urban Church Leadership and Management.

Participants will experience an in-depth study of key biblical, theological, and contemporary insights into the church in the city. A compassionate vision for the city will be fostered, and issues in urban life and corresponding systems explored. The program includes an emphasis on strategic planning that contributes to economic and community development.

Act quickly—the application deadline is December 31. (Note: International applicants are usually required to have a student visa and should apply 6-8 weeks earlier than the published deadline.)

I invite you to take a look at the urban brochure. You can call 888-717-6244 or email for more information!

Skip Bell
Professor of Christian Leadership
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program 

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