(The Institute) will take place in New York City from June 23-29, 2014. This Institute is an in-context learning experience that will offer graduate level credit and/or CEUs to a maximum of 5 NYTS students (there will be a maximum of 25 students in the June 2014 Institute) who feel called to and/or are passionate about urban ministry.
The Institute is a collaboration among representatives from three United Methodist seminaries: Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA; The Theological School at Drew University, Madison, NJ; and Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.; in partnership with the UMC Northeastern Jurisdiction Urban Steering Network and The Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry and in consultation with the Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion (C-SPUR) of New York Theological Seminary; and Partners for Sacred Places (“The Urban Task Force”).
Students will be assigned to study 5 United Methodist urban local churches in New York City. Using a case study model, teams of five students will spend 6 days with one of 5 diverse local United Methodist Churches serving as learners and consultants. The churches are located in The Bronx, Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
During the in-context, 6-day intensive Learning experience, students will reside in Alma Matthews House, a guest house/conference center located at 273-275 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014
PLEASE NOTE: Interested students must apply to C-SPUR before registering. Please contact Lori Hartman, Director of the Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion (C-SPUR) firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-870-1265 for additional information and to apply.