Urban Ministry Program

McCormick delights in its urban environment, and takes seriously its opportunity to train and equip persons who are committed to ministry in urban areas. For over 60 years, urban ministry has been a focus of teaching and learning at McCormick. Our urban ministry program includes course offerings in urban ministry at McCormick and other ACTS schools, as well as field experience in a wide variety of urban settings. Dual degree programs provide the opportunity to gain expertise in social work or community development. Relationships with the Urban CPE program, the Seminary Consortium on Urban Pastoral Care (SCUPE), and the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice (NICWJ) allow students to deepened their understanding of urban issues and their capacity to minister in the face of them Finally, the presence of many persons committed to urban ministry provides students the chance to build networks of support and mutual commitment with other students, faculty, and community leaders - networks that will continue to grow beyond students’ seminary careers.

For more information about McCormick's Master of Arts in Urban Ministry (MAUM), see the MAUM degree page.

For more information about urban ministry at McCormick, contact Rev. Dr. Deborah Kapp, Edward F. and Phyllis K. Campbell Professor of Urban Ministry, at dkapp@mccormick.edu.