Master of Divinity in Transformational Urban Leadership

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Master of Divinity in Transformational Urban Leadership

The 90-Unit Master of Divinity is a professional degree designed to enable urban leaders to do Christian ministry in localized urban poor areas in Metro Manila and the major cities in Asia. Our emphasis is on transformation and development work, paired with deeper theological and Biblical reflection for leaders in urban poor ministry, who also do pastoral ministry and are involved in theological education.
These programs combine community development-related urban transformation skills with an emphasis on evangelism and church planting. Students are equipped to become movement leaders by mobilizing and multiplying teams. The programs emphasize classroom theory combined with significant practical fieldwork. Students are exposed to the necessary theory components but the majority of their time is spent in urban poor settings testing those theories in the practice of urban ministry.

Plan A - Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)

0
EXTRA COURSE (Optional)
Language and Culture Acquisition (for Foreign Students)

(3)
CORE COURSES
Basic Skills in Counseling/Soul Care
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible, Hermeneutics,one NT Exegesis course, and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Doing Hermeneutics with the Urban Poor (DHUP) (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: DHUP)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Theology 1 - Doing Theology among the Urban Poor (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Theology 2 or 3 (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Transformational Theology
Cultural Anthropology or Urban Mission Ministries

39
FOCUS COURSES
Urban Spirituality
Church Planting (Prerequisite: Urban Spirituality)
Urban Reality and Theology
Field Supervision 1
Theology and Practice of Community Economics
Community Transformation (Prerequisite: Urban Reality and Theology)
Field Supervision 2
Focus Elective 1
Focus Elective 2
Focus Elective 3
Focus Elective 4
Focus Elective 5
Focus Elective 6
39
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2

6
Thesis
6
Total Units
90

Plan B - Non Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)

0
EXTRA COURSE (Optional)
Language and Culture Acquisition (for Foreign Students)

(3)
CORE COURSES
Basic Skills in Counseling/Soul Care
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible, Hermeneutics, one NT Exegesis course, and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Doing Hermeneutics with the Urban Poor (DHUP) (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: DHUP)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: DHUP))
Theology 1 - Doing Theology among the Urban Poor (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Theology 2 or 3 (Prerequisite: DHUP)
Transformational Theology
Cultural Anthropology or Urban Mission Ministries
39
FOCUS COURSES
Urban Spirituality
Church Planting (Prerequisite: Urban Spirituality)
Urban Reality and Theology
Field Supervision 1
Theology and Practice of Community Economics
Community Transformation (Prerequisite: Urban Reality and Theology)
Field Supervision 2
Focus Elective 1
Focus Elective 2
Focus Elective 3
Focus Elective 4
Focus Elective 5
Focus Elective 6
Foucs Elective 7
Foucs Elective 8
45
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2

6
Total Units
90
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