Join a community of learning and practice that sharpens your ability to serve Christ in the city!
Building on what God is doing in the city, the Ministry Fellows Program is an introductory urban ministry leadership course designed to encourage the work of hopeful and faithful ministry in the city, to encourage leadership training in the practice of urban ministry, and to establish learning communities from diverse backgrounds for accountability and formation.
Primarily for those active in ministry who may have limited access to prior urban ministry training, the program was launched in 2009 with generous support from the Lilly Endowment. Fellows come from all walks of life and boroughs across New York City. The Ministry Fellows Program is designed to encourage the work of hopeful and faithful ministry in the city, to provide leadership training in the practice of urban ministry, and to establish small learning communities from diverse backgrounds for accountability and formation.
Who is this for?
Pastors, ministry leaders, mission and church workers, and individuals active in a broad range of ministry seeking a theological foundation for and introductory training in urban ministry
What does it entail?
Seminary level training in:
•relational versus pragmatic ministry
• urban ministry practices and strategies
• vocational discernment
• neighborhood exercises
• exploring the church as local and global
• perspectives on leadership
• theology of the city
What is the format?
The Ministry Fellows Program focuses on four themes essential for urban ministry:
• Understanding the City
• Engaging the Church in the City
• Framing Ministry in the City
• Formation for Ministry and Leadership
Topics include seeing, knowing and praying for the city, exploring the church as local and global, perspectives on leadership and ministry, Christian practices as a way of life, vocational discernment, and theology of ministry in the city.
What is the format?
• Intensive leadership training through small and large group activities, emphasizing experiential and participatory learning over six months (October through March)
• Cohorts of 12-16 students meet 2 weeknights (3 hour sessions) and 1 Saturday (all day) per month
When will it happen?
October 2013 – March 2014
What does it cost?
The cost of the program is $495 and includes course materials, books, meals at onsite Saturday sessions, and travel for the urban pilgrimage.
City Seminary of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in its admissions policies and educational programs.