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BA in Urban Ministries

Learn to serve people in any city around the world

When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Urban Ministries from Moody Bible Institute, you learn how to serve in an urban context. You’ll live in downtown Chicago and immediately put into practice what you’re learning in the classroom. Discover the effects that culture, ethnicity, and poverty have on urban life and ministry. You can prepare for urban ministry while you serve in an urban setting.

Join an Urban Cohort  with other students in one of Chicago’s under-resourced cross-cultural neighborhoods. You’ll partner with the local churches and ministries, as you prepare for future life and ministry.

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Your Urban Ministries Studies

As you study, you’ll:

  • Understand the dynamics of city life
  • Learn and articulate a biblical basis for an urban ministry that won’t cause burnout
  • Discover principles for effective, long-term urban ministry
  • Explore all the options for urban ministries, including church planting, community development, child and youth ministry, social work, and homeless ministry
  • Put what you learn into practice during your PCM and internship

Jobs you can get with an Urban Ministries degree

When you graduate with a BA in Urban Ministries you’ll have the practical skills necessary for a wide variety of jobs. You can:

  • Serve as a missionary in any city
  • Instruct in community development
  • Work in a homeless ministry
  • Help as a relief worker
  • Work in a Christian organization or church
  • Minister to inner city youth

Financial Aid

Every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, so tuition is worry-free. Every Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $10,000 a year. You’re only responsible to pay the remaining amount for room and board, fees, and costs—making a Moody degree the best value in Christian education. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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