The M.A. in Urban Ministry is an online program that is designed to develop missional pastoral leaders for service in an urban context. Intentional focus is given to forming theologically shaped leaders who are prepared practically for effective, as well as purposeful, ministry in these special urban contexts. Emphasis is placed on personal experience in urban ministry and teaching and coaching by experienced leaders in urban and compassionate ministry. Graduates of this program are expected to become leaders in the work of the church in urban contexts.