Hermeneutics and Biblical
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6.7 Master of Arts in Urban Mission


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The Master of Arts in Urban Mission (M.A.U.M.) is designed to prepare the student for ministry in the Philadelphia area, in other North American cities, and in cities around the world. Using the resources of Philadelphia’s urban complex, a program of study has been developed which seeks to integrate traditional features of Westminster’s academic curriculum with involvement in, and reflection on, urban community and church life.

The Master of Arts in Urban Mission is a professional degree program designed to train men and women preparing to serve Christ in occupations other than the ordained Gospel ministry. A student who holds a baccalaureate degree from an approved institution receives the degree of Master of Arts in Urban Mission on the completion of the prescribed program of study. The program requires at least two years of full-time study for completion.

Building on a basic foundation in the disciplines of biblical studies, theology and church history, these programs provide comprehensive instruction and active involvement in the area of Urban Mission.

6.7.a Student Learning Goals

Upon graduation the student will:

  1. Exhibit a deep love for the triune God, his word, his truth and his church and a Christ-like humility in relation with others.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge in scripture, Reformed theology, biblical theology, church history and apologetics. 
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the broad context of urban missions and will apply God’s eternal word to a changing world in an urban ministry context.
  4. Demonstrate skill in the practice of urban ministry.