We are constantly confronted with growing sources of suffering in the world: poverty, injustice, disease, oppression, slavery, hunger, and religious persecution among the many. The world is crying out for solutions to these problems. There is a clear biblical mandate to care for widows, orphans, foreigners, poor, and the forgotten who live in our midst and around the world. The master of arts in justice and mission is designed to equip students to serve God through engagement in mission, which meets the needs of the whole person—spiritual, physical, and social. The degree provides training in theological foundations for transformational ministry, as well as practical tools for effective social action.
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Patty Pell received her BA from the University of Wyoming and her MA in Old Testament Biblical Studies from Denver Seminary. Her passion for justice and reconciliation has led her to spend several summers directing student groups in urban Denver, India and Kenya as well as teach courses in Old Testament at Bishop Balya College in Fort Portal, Uganda. She spends time volunteering with English language learners in the public schools, with refugee service providers and in immigration reform. She has published several books and study guides with InterVarsity Press.
How can I use this degree?
- Minister in organizations providing relief, development, and rescue in the context of justice issues
- Develop your own ministry in relief, development, and compassion in relation to justice issues
God's heart for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed cannot be denied. His cry for justice rings out loud and clear throughout the Scriptures. If you share God’s heart for those who suffer, the master of arts in justice and mission at Denver Seminary will help prepare you to engage their needs with hope and the redemptive power of the gospel.
- Dr. Wess Stafford, President Emeritus of Compassion International