Doctor of Ministry
in Urban Ministry Leadership
Develop the theological foundation and practical skills for effective urban ministry and leadership with a doctor or ministry (DMin) in urban ministry leadership from North Park Theological Seminary, in partnership with Fuller Theological Seminary. This unique cohort program is designed for ministerial leaders with a heart for the city and active engagement with urban congregations. It blends online learning throughout the year with one-week intensive courses, allowing you to continue serving while you study.
- Learn in three unique urban environments: You will complete three one-week residencies in three different cities—Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta—through the course of this DMin program, exploring the challenges and joys associate with ministry in a variety of urban contexts.
- Study with like-minded peers: The cohort model provides the opportunity to learn with and from others committed to urban ministry through online and in-person coursework. You'll build deep relationships that will enhance and support your learning, and last long into your ministry careers.
- Develop the knowledge and skills you need for effective ministry: Coursework, projects, and discussions will prepare you to lead ministries that engage and respond to the demands of urban environments.
Explore the curriculum and format of the DMin in urban ministry program.
Study with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism, brings his extensive experience and scholarship in urban and multicultural ministry to lead this doctor of ministry program. He will challenge students to dig deeply into the theology of the urban environment and build lasting ties from faith to practice.
Dr. Rah is the author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP Books, 2009) and Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (Moody, 2010). He was the founding senior pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. Dr. Rah has also previously been part of a church planting team in the Washington, D.C. area, worked for a number of years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boston (specifically at MIT), and had mobilized CCFC to plant two additional churches.
He currently serves on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the Catalyst Leadership Center. He has extensive experience in cross-cultural preaching and teaching on the subject of urban ministry.
The DMin in urban ministry leadership program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).