Master of Arts in Urban Leadership

Northern’s new Master of Arts in Urban Leadership will train culturally competent ministers for urban communities.

If you are interested in this new program, or know someone who might be, please apply here, or connect with Northern Seminary.

Students will engage with complex social and cultural issues facing urban communities, including systemic racism, poverty, violence, and incarceration, and exegete their cultural contexts using ethnographic skills. This practical approach will build on a foundation of biblical knowledge, theology, and church history, focusing on urban theology and the history of the urban church in America. Leading practitioners in urban ministry will train students in preaching, evangelism, conflict mediation, and pastoral care.

Innovative Content

Christian Heritage Courses:

  • Exploring the Bible
  • Pentateuch
  • Former Prophets
  • Jesus & the Gospels
  • Acts and Paul’s Letter
  • Christian Theology 1
  • Christian Theology 2
  • Theology of the Urban Church and Culture
  • History of Christianity Survey
  • History of the American Urban Church

Urban Leadership Ministry Courses:

  • Church in Community
  • Social and Cultural Issues Impacting Urban Communities
  • Formation for Urban Ministry Leadership
  • Leadership in Urban Communities
  • Evangelism in Urban Communities
  • Discipleship in Urban Communities
  • Preaching in Urban Communities
  • Worship & the Arts in Urban Communities
  • Supervised Ministry 1 & 2
  • Integrated Seminar

Convenient Schedule
Students participate in classes only one day a week in the late afternoon or evenings.

The Urban Leadership program offers a unique pricing structure designed for the leader in an urban context. The cost of the program is substantially lower than most seminary degrees and is paid as monthly installments over the course of your program. In addition, students who apply for Northern financial aid may qualify for a 15% scholarship.

For more information or to get started:
Contact the Admissions Office     How to Apply     Explore Financial Aid Options

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