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Mobile Ed: MI252 Philosophy and Practice of Urban Ministry (4 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: MI252 Philosophy and Practice of Urban Ministry (4 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2016

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Build from the foundation of the biblical material that speaks about God’s heart for the city, and apply this to ministry in the city. Examine urban communities in the U.S. and overseas, and incorporate effective postures and practices of hands-on, engagement to your ministry.

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Postures for Urban Ministry

  • The Strategic Opportunity of Cities
  • The Lifestyle of the Urban Apostle
  • Servanthood and Brokenness
  • The Biblical Principle of Compassion
  • The Definition of Compassion
  • Informed by Prayer
  • Praying for Impact

Unit 2: Philosophies for Urban Ministry

  • Incarnational Ministry
  • Becoming an Insider
  • Forming Friendships in a New Place
  • Reimaging Relocation

Unit 3: Preparing for a New Culture

  • Key Elements of Reconciliation
  • Roadblocks to Effective Ministry
  • The Culture of the City
  • The Posture of the City Church
  • Addressing the Felt Need
  • Evangelism and Social Concern
  • Holistic Discipleship
  • Effective Cross-Cultural Communication

Unit 4: Practices for Urban Ministry

  • Exegeting a Culture
  • The Priority of Networking
  • The Effective Urban Church
  • The New Faces of the Church
  • The Importance of Church Planting


  • Course Review

About John Fuder

Dr. John Fuder is the director of Justice and Compassion Ministries at Re:source Global and the director of city engagement for Park Community Church in Chicago. Dr. Fuder served in urban ministry for 15 years in California, and was professor of urban studies at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago for 17 years. Currently, Dr. Fuder is teaching, training, and coaching the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the Gospel in their local communities.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.