Master of Arts in Mission and Justice
poverty, injustice, disease, oppression, slavery, religious persecution, hunger, human trafficking . . .
For some, these issues call for change.
Is God Calling You to Make a Difference?
We are constantly confronted with the growing human needs of the world. Poverty, injustice, disease, oppression and slavery, religious persecution, and many other issues are headline news on a daily basis. The world is crying out for solutions to these problems. Christian's in particular want to make a positive difference in people’s lives and are becoming aware of the clear biblical mandate to care for widows, orphans, foreigners, poor, and the forgotten who live in our midst and around the world.
The result of this awareness led us to develop the *NEW Master of Arts (MA) in Justice and Mission - we saw the need and desire of Christians for deeper biblical and theological foundations for justice ministries and decided it was time to respond to those very needs.
What is a MA degree in Justice and Mission?
This program is designed to equip students to serve God through engagement in mission, which meets the needs of the whole person – spiritual, physical, and social. You will be provided training in both theological foundations for transformational ministry, as well as practical tools for effective social action.
Why Mission (vs Missions)?
What is the difference between Mission and Missions?
Missions describes an activity of the church, the sending of individuals from one part of the world to another part of the word. But Mission describes God's redemptive movement and as a result the church's redemptive movement into the world. It can be in a local, multicultural, or an intracultural global setting - that's a key distinction.
While Mission is used almost exclusively to talk about the institution as a whole, the "missions" movement as with that S word is only one small dimension or one dimension of what we're about.
What will you get out of this program?
- The opportunity to be involved in ministries of relief, development and compassion, while being ready and able to speak the gospel where that is possible and appropriate.
- Exposure to a wide variety of justice and compassion related ministries, in order to help them clarify future ministry involvements.
- Training to lead ministries related to relief, development, rescue and many other justice issues.
What are the core components of this program?
There are four components to the program:
1. Biblical and theological foundations that include:
2. Supervised Field-based learning experience (12 credit hours)
3. Exposure to a variety of justice related ministries
4. Training and Mentoring (a requirement for ALL Denver Seminary students)
What classes will you take?
Besides the core MA classes, there will be 24 hours of required classes and 10-16 hours of electives in Justice and Mission.
Required Courses: (24 total credits)
- Introduction to Ministry in Intercultural Contexts (2 credits)
- Biblical Foundations for Intercultural Ministry (2 credits)
- Anthropology for Christian Witness (2 credits)
- Foundations of Social Transformation (3 credits)
- World Poverty and Development (3 credits)
- Supervised Field-based Learning Experience (12 credits)
Elective Courses in Justice and Mission (6-10 credits)
- Management of Transformational Development Projects (2 credits)
- Community Organization and Transformational Development (2 credits)
- Business As Mission & Job Creation (2 credits)
- Advocacy for Social Justice (2 credits)
- Refugees, Conflicts, and Humanitarian Responses (2 credits)
- Mission to Children at Risk (2 credits)
- Health and Development (2 credits)
- Education and Development (2 credits)
- Sustainable Development and the Environment (2 credits)
- Urban Development and Justice (2 credits)
Find Out More
Have questions? There are a couple of ways for you to contact us:
BY TEXT: Grab your mobile phone and text us. We'll text an answer back to you. Regular texting rates apply. Text questions to: 720-213-8461.
BY PHONE: 303-762-6937 OR 1-800-922-3040
*The Justice and Mission program begins Fall 2012