What role does serving our neighbour play in Christian ministry?
In an increasingly globalized world, it is imperative to develop the capacity to learn from, work with and appreciate different cultures and perspectives. In Redeemer's Urban Ministry program, you will be confronted with both intercultural and urban contexts, learning what it means to announce, demonstrate, and embody the good news of the Kingdom of God, resulting in the transformation and flourishing of communities.
Urban Ministry is a Bachelor of Arts degree program. It is offered as an honours major.
Right from the start, you're learning to understand your own cultural formation and how it can both help and hinder meaningful ministry.
First-year courses provide a broad overview of topics that are critical to ministry and Christian faith, including a foundational understanding of the Bible. Gain an awareness, as well as the necessary tools, to serve effectively in churches, ministries, and community organizations. Class discussions, lead by dedicated and experienced professors, give the opportunity to understand worldview from the perspective of other denominational and cultural backgrounds.
The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…
Create a strong foundation for ministry in courses like Spiritual Formation for Ministry, while also grounding yourself in our cultural context in courses like Gospel, Church and Culture. Equip yourself with the tools for effective ministry with courses focusing on practical skills like Foundations of Evangelism and Discipleship.
In the senior-level Poverty and Urban Development Design Project course, students are given the tools to design projects that will contribute to the well-being of the community from a uniquely Christian perspective with the opportunity to participate in existing community projects.
Participate in two 8-month paid work placements or two internships as part of the urban and intercultural ministry co-op program. You will learn from and network with people who are actively serving in ministry, while also gaining invaluable experience and practice.
is a pastor at Blessings Christian Church where he seeks to be missional in every aspect of his Hamilton ministry. By encouraging the church to get involved in many organizations around Hamilton, the church has become invested in the welfare of the city.
is the director of projects and development for Indwell, a Christian charity based in Hamilton, ON which works to create affordable housing communities for people seeking health, wellness and belonging.
Take that first step and experience Redeemer’s one-of-a-kind community like never before. Visiting campus — whether in-person or online — is the best way to figure out if Redeemer is the right fit for you.