Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

Urban Christian Ministries

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Head of Department of Urban Christian Ministries: Dr. James Logan

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Greetings from the Urban Christian Ministries Department of the Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary.

The Urban Christian Ministries Department offers three separate degrees: Associate of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry (AAUCM), Bachelor of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry (BAUCM), and Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry (MAUCM).

The ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN URBAN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (AAUCM) is intended to introduce and begin the process of preparation of students for service in urban environments, whether church-related, non-profit, or social services. This process is accomplished through instruction in the foundations and functions of urban ministry and to whom they are directed, instruction in the principles of urban ministry and how they impact urban life, and learning practical skills of urban ministry. As an introductory degree, the AAUCM assists students in developing proficiency in Christian Education and cross-cultural studies that will qualify and facilitate further study.

The BACHELOR OF ARTS IN URBAN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (BAUCM) is designed to train and prepare students for service in urban environments, whether church-related, non-profit, or social services. This training is accomplished by instruction in the foundation and comprehension of the meaning of urban ministry and to whom it is directed, research into the principles of urban ministry and how they impact urban life and the urban practitioner, practical experiences through short-term internships with agencies that already minister in the urban environment, and learning the practical skills of ministry, including communication, theological inquiry, counseling, Christian education, church planting, and cross-cultural contextualization.

The BAUCM offers four areas of concentration: Christian Education, Counseling, Youth Ministry, and Cross-Cultural Ministry. The goal of the degree is to help students develop professional competency in Christian Education and cross-cultural studies, and competency in counseling that will qualify and facilitate further study in counseling, eventually leading to state certification. Such competency will enable students to work in social outreach programs, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations (such as churches) or to pursue continuing education.

The MASTER OF ARTS IN URBAN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (MAUCM) is an advanced degree designed to train and prepare students for service in urban environments, whether church-related, non-profit, or social services. This training is accomplished by instruction in the foundation and comprehension of the meaning of urban ministry and to whom it is directed, research into the principles of urban ministry and how they impact urban life and the urban practitioner, practical experiences through short-term internships with agencies that already minister in the urban environment, and learning the practical skills of ministry, including communication, theological inquiry, counseling, Christian education, church planting, and cross-cultural contextualization.

The goals of the degree are as follows:

  • Gain advanced competency in understanding the concepts of doing ministry in the urban context, structures of doing ministry in the urban context, methods of doing ministry in the urban context, and mastery of the professional communication skills needed to communicate effectively in urban contexts.
  • Develop habits of critical thinking and reflection necessary for advanced research.
  • To identify and understand basic and intermediate terms and concepts in Urban Christian Studies.
  • To analyze and evaluate systemic issues that plague and prevent the empowerment of urban communities.
  • To synthesize and integrate concepts and structures from Urban Christian Studies into empowering and sustaining community.

The educational goal of the MAUCM program is professional church employment, church planter, or pursuit of further education, either for a Master of Divinity or another advanced seminary degree.

If you have any specific questions, send them to the Head of the Department of Urban Christian Ministries, Dr. James Logan.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. James Logan, you check out his biography on our Faculty Page.