The Urban Ministry Program aims to fulfil Jesus’ ‘Great Commission’, and help people ‘make disciples who make disciples in the urban context.’ By urban, we mean housing estates and inner city neighborhoods. Urban Ministries has partnered with Oak Hill College to ensure high quality training.
In the last two years we’ve run structured programs for people from London, Brighton, Middlesbrough, Leeds, and Barnsley. To make the course even more accessible, we’re now making the course more accessible with the new UMP Modular scheme.
The UMP can now be taken one module at a time, in any location in the world, at the pace that suits your lifestyle best. Teaching videos and workbooks are provided, but no work needs to be submitted or marked. Ideally, small groups in a church would chose to go through a module together, at a pace that they all agree on. Once they have completed that module, they could then pick another module of their choice.
This module teaches people how to make disciples who make disciples in the urban context. The idea is that you get discipled through this module, and then go on to disciple others. It’s suitable for a range of people, from a reasonably new believer, to a pastor. We go through the Urban Catechism part 1, and teach people how to use this tool to make disciples. We also study a lot of the Systematic Theology behind the Urban Catechism. After doing this module, you should find the following:
This module takes you through part 2 of the Urban Catechism. This focuses on Jesus being our Lord and Saviour. Firstly we look deeply at our salvation (looking at things like election, and justification). With this rooting in the gospel, we then look closely at God’s moral law, and its implications. After doing this module, you should:
a. Have a deeper appreciation of your salvation.
b. Have a better understanding of the practical implications of God’s moral law.
c. Have thought through which areas of life you are not treating Jesus as Lord.
d. Be equipped to disciple others in the above areas.
This module teaches you the discipline of Biblical Theology – which is a term for following themes throughout the whole Bible. At the end of this module you should be able to:
This modules teaches us how to understand what the Bible meant to its original readers. We look at the different genres of the Bible, and learn how to interpret them. We then move onto how to teach the Bible in a way that reaches people’s hearts.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
We start this module by following the theme of mission throughout the Bible. We highlight certain themes, that show us how we should do mission. Then we look at urban culture, and cross cultural missionary principles. Finally, the student uses what they have learned to come up with a mission strategy for their own neighbourhood or ministry. By the end of this module you should be able to:
*Students need to have done the Biblical Theology module before doing the Urban Mission module.
If you are interested in this course then please contact us. We also have sample packs that we can send you so that you can try out the course without any obligation.
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