The Church is more diverse ethnically, culturally, economically, and geographically than ever before. Our students must experience and embrace that diversity as an essential part of God’s purpose and mission. Likewise, they must learn to embody and communicate the truth of Scripture in multicultural settings.
The Urban Initiative is focused on expanding the presence of Black students in Denver Seminary degree programs and enhancing the overall experience of Black students through support activities and services, as well as extending the educational resources of Denver Seminary to Denver’s urban communities.
Institute of Ministerial Studies Program in Lay Ministries
Denver Seminary’s Institute of Ministerial Studies, Lay Ministry Program is designed to help train, equip, and support men and women to serve more confidently in positions of leadership in their church, Christian organization, or place of work. Click to learn more or apply.
About the Executive Director
Rev. John Moreland brings a breadth and depth of relationships that sweep across metro Denver communities and beyond. He is well respected as a leader and pastor, and has vast experience in the Church, education, and the military. Moreland serves as the senior pastor of Denver Christian Bible Church and is a member of the Colorado Air National Guard. He has taught at Colorado Christian University, Gateway Seminary, and the University of Denver. Moreland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological He is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at Denver Seminary.
Mission & Vision
We commit ourselves to being an Initiative that expands the presence of Black students in Denver Seminary degree programs, enhances the overall experience of Black students through support activities and services, and extends the educational resources of Denver Seminary into Denver’s urban communities.