More and more lately, we see the Church reawakening to God’s heart for the poor, vulnerable, and oppressed. Do you want to help your local congregation move beyond good intentions to effective engagement in complex injustice issues like human trafficking, modern day slavery, refugees, and the unrealized potential of children due to disease and hunger?
The master of divinity with a concentration in justice and mission empowers pastoral leaders by integrating an authentically biblical theology of mission with practical tools for activating the Church to unleash God’s compassionate power in the broken places of the world. If you long to have a ministry that calls the Body of Christ out of its comfort zone and into courageous missional encounter with the world, then this is the degree and concentration for you.
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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 situations of relief, development, and compassion
- Speak the gospel where that is possible and appropriate
- Engage in justice and compassion-related ministries
- Lead ministries related to relief, development, rescue and many other justice issues
“Justice and Mission are hot topics for 21st Century Christians. But, the values are as old as the Bible and deeply rooted in the life and history of Denver Seminary. If God has given you a heart for the marginalized, hurting, poor and lost, then this is the degree for you. Learn what the Bible teaches and then how to do what the Bible commands.”
- Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals, Washington, DC