the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Urban Ministry

Are you working among the population of one of the world’s rapidly growing urban centers? Has God called you to a city, with all the unique challenges and opportunities such a mission presents? Half of the global population now lives in cities, and the number of cities with over a million in population grows every year. The D.Min in Urban Ministry is designed to prepare you for service in the urban context or help you gain a deeper understanding of ministry in the city.

32 Hour D.Min.

  • Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Biblical and Theological Issues in Urban Ministry
    • Community Development and Urban Ministry
    • Intercultural Issues in Urban Ministry
    • Current Issues in Urban Ministry
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project and Methodology (8 hours)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry into various theological disciplines.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate applied knowledge & skills pertinent to his/her vocational ministry.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use standard research tools and methods in the chosen field of study.
  4. Students will be able to research, plan, and implement a project relevant to his/her vocational ministry and to communicate the plan and its results effectively.
  5. Students will be able to contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry through the completion of a written project report suitable for inclusion in the seminary library.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.