The Urban Ministries Practicum is hybrid course where online content and on-site experience are combined in a five day practicum conducted at the Urban Mission Center in the Benton Park West neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. Benton Park West has a good blend of urban life (density, diversity, and disparity) to submerge into for practicing theory and principles learned in Urban Studies. The course will look at neighborhoods, areas of marginalization, areas of conflict and identified sacred spaces. Time will be given for discussion and study on the Urban Millennium and how it impacts the region, city and neighborhood and how the church has been impacted. While present in the community, students will learn and practice the six postures for creating and practicing missional community and will spend time daily in the urban garden for spiritual reflection. 

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If you are not currently enrolled in SACEP and would like to take this course, please contact Sara Johnson at or 314-606-7794.


  • Space is limited to 12 students.

  • Course begins on Monday, September 23 at 1 PM

  • Course concludes on Friday, September 27 at 12 PM.

  • Meals and lodging are included in course fees.

  • Transportation to and from St Louis is NOT included.