Christian Community Development

If you have a passion for ministry in an urban setting, and want to engage in the exploration of issues in urban ministry through the lens of theological reflection and the perspective of Christian faith, then pursuing a Christian Community Development emphasis at Northern Seminary may be the right option for you.

Through a partnership with Lawndale Community Church and working with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), Northern has developed specialized courses designed to fit the specific interests and needs of students who are focused on enriching their knowledge of urban ministry.

Is this program for me?

The Christian Community Development Emphasis is for: Church staff and others who are engaged in ministry in an urban setting: Anyone interested in deepening his or her knowledge of the Bible, theology, ethics and specialized skills for ministry in the urban church: Pastors or church leaders who want to gain specialized skill for ministry with a focus on Christian Community Development.

The Biblical Studies Emphasis can be acquired by completing a combination of any five Biblical Studies electives as part of any of the following programs: Master of Divinity, Master’s Specialization, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry.

Examples of Christian Community Development Electives include: The Church and Community Development, God’s Heart for the Poor, Urban Ministry: Immersion Experience, Theology and the Practice of Evangelism, Creative Preaching in Urban Ministry.

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