Academic Programs 

Urban Mission in the 21st Century   (TH-658)
Winter/Spring 2005

Maintaining a creative and faithful witness in the city represents a significant challenge to the urban church, particularly when suburban congregations seem to have all the advantages. In this course we look at the pressures on urban ministry and examine a range of strategies from prayer to partnerships that can reinvigorate urban mission. The course will be of help to all those who wish to promote a more effective role for the Church in the contemporary city. 


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
Special Schedule: On Mondays and Wednesdays, April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Rod Garner
Adjunct Professor of Urban Ministry and Diocesan Theological Consultant, Diocese of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Contact Information:

(860) 509-9500


Course Syllabus

This syllabus is not yet available.  Please review the following book list:


Leonie Sandercock, Mongrel Cities in the 21st Century,  Continuum 2003

Ann Morisy, Journeying Out: A New Approach to Christian Mission, Continuum 2004    

Rod Garner, Facing the City: Urban Mission in the 21st Century, Epworth 2004

John Atherton, Public Theology for Changing Times,  SPCK 2000    

Laurie Taylor, Urban Ministry and the Kingdom of God, SPCK 2003    

Michael Eastman and Steve Latham,  Urban Church: A Practitioner's Resource Book, SPCK 2004    

Graham Ward, Cities of God, Routledge 2000



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