URBAN MINISTRIES MAJOR

Urban Ministries majors will be equipped and trained in the cultural and ministry skills necessary for various types of service in the multicultural urban context.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Ministries program should be able to:

  • Understand the nature and dynamics of city life and learn the skills necessary to function effectively.
  • Appreciate the realities of race, culture, ethnicity and poverty and their impact upon urban life and ministry.
  • Learn and articulate a biblical basis for sustainable and holistic urban ministry.
  • Discover the principles for effective, long-term personal and organizational urban ministry.
  • Explore a wide variety of urban ministries, including church planting, community development, child and youth ministry, social work, and homeless ministry.
  • Construct a biblical, personal, and contextual philosophy of urban ministry and social justice using Chicago as a model.

Future Ministry Possibilities


Foreign missionary, home missionary, TESOL instructor, homeless ministry worker, relief worker, Christian organization employee, chaplain, church staff, church planter and international Christian school staff.

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Program Plans

B.A. in Urban Ministries - Chicago (pdf)

B.A. in Urban Ministries Interdisciplinary - Chicago (pdf)

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"Once you get the theory down, you get a chance to walk the streets—smack dab in the middle of downtown Chicago, where you have all these diverse communities."
— Sorin

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