The Urban Ministry Program is a training program to equip people to make disciples who make disciples in the urban context. Urban communities vary from council estates, to cities, and increasingly consist of a variety of classes and ethnicities.
People want to be better equipped for making disciples in urban areas, but are often met with the following challenges:
The UMP is designed to be affordable, local, and specifically tailored for urban ministry. There are 4 levels to the program:
Class of 2013
This is a closed group, which is open to anyone who has ordered and used Urban Ministries resources. Here we discuss anything to do with urban mission, particularly how to apply what we have learned on the Urban Ministry Program. If you haven’t yet received an invitation to join this group, but have used UM resources before, please contact us.
In September 2022, we are starting two different webinar courses, 1) UMP Lite & 2) Studying & Teaching the Bible in the Urban Context.
This is an updated, but also a cut down version of the Legacy (2013) Urban Mission module. The course is one evening a month. Each month, you are sent a 30 min video to watch, and a workbook section to fill out. We then meet up on zoom for one evening to discuss the topic in a group. There is a total of 7 sessions which cover:
We have now run 3 cohorts of the UMP Lite and found that it benefits a wide variety of people of various academic ability (from those without any formal qualifications to those with doctorates), so everyone should feel comfortable on this course. Please contact us if you are interested in this course.
STUDYING & TEACHING THE BIBLE IN THE URBAN CONTEXT:
This a new & improved version of our legacy modules ‘Exegesis’ & ‘Teaching the Bible’. As well as updating the content with new insights, and producing higher quality videos, we are using a new exciting format of learning: The course is one evening a week (taking 1-2hrs work each week). The weeks alternate between a) homework consisting of watching a video and doing exercises, and b) having a zoom discussion with Duncan and the rest of the class. Students will choose a passage of Scripture to study and teach. Duncan will give feedback on their exegesis, as well as through the different stages of sermon writing and delivery. Along the way, there will be particular sensitivity to the issues that arise in the urban context, as well as an emphasis on preaching to the heart. By the end of this course, students will be able to study and preach a Bible passage with minimal notes.
This course consists of 2 modules:
Exegesis module Tues 7:30-8:30pm 6th Sep – 20th Dec 2022 (25th Oct = Half Term); and
‘Urban Preaching to the Heart’ Tues 7:30-8:30pm 10th Jan – 27th June 2023 (Holidays on 14th Feb, 4th March, 11th March, 30th May).
Please contact us if you are interested in this course.
Duncan can provide the following coaching in your preaching.
Please contact us if you would like to use any of these services.
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