New York Urban Ministry Institute

Sponsored by the New York Divinity School

Bible-based, Christ-centered and Spirit-led

The school without walls 

Mail: Church Station—Box 3277, New York, NY 10008   

Fax: 888-686-7571    <>    Phone: 646-395-0008  

DrPaul@NYUMI.net       

 

NEW: Seven College-level classes (with Master’s-level options) – September 13 to November 15

These courses also qualify for college credit at some local colleges.

. Places

(See chart below)

 

 

Class Times

 

Courses:

Certificates are available for each one

 

Faculty

Divinity

Religious

Study

Minister in Training

 

BX

Mondays

6:30-8:30 PM

Missional Ministry – encountering and implementing the Biblical foundations of effectual Christian ministry in the City

Earl Pickett, D.Min.

 

Req

 

Req

 

Req

 

CH

Tuesdays

6:30-8:30 PM

Theology: God the Son – understanding the roles of God the Son —past, present, & future—& embracing his presence

Paul de Vries, PhD

 

Req

 

Req

 

Req

 

BBC

Wednesdays

6:30-9:00 PM

Old Testament Survey – overviewing the Hebrew Scriptures with special attention to God’s grace, presence and promises

Paul de Vries, PhD

 

Req

 

Req

 

Req

 

NA

Thursdays

6:30-9:00 PM

Old Testament Survey – overviewing the Hebrew Scriptures with special attention to God’s grace, presence and promises

Paul de Vries, PhD

 

Req

 

Req

 

Req

 

BK

Saturdays

11:30-1:30

Bible Interpretation – learning & using the tools and methods of responsible Bible interpretation & application

Walter DeLoatch, DMin

 

Req

 

Req

 

Req

 

CH

Saturdays

9:30-11:30 AM

Old Testament Survey – overviewing the Hebrew Scriptures with special attention to God’s grace, presence and promises

Paul de Vries, PhD

 

Req

 

Req

 

Req

 

CH

Saturdays

12:00-2:00 PM

Theology: The Church – exploring the Church in God’s world, including effectual witness, worship, & work in the City

Paul de Vries, PhD

 

Req

 

Req

 

Req

 

NYUMI Learning Centers in and around NYC

Code

PLACE

Address

Public Transportation

AC

Action In Christ Church – Williamsburg Brooklyn

157 Leonard Street, Brooklyn

G,J,L,M, B48, B60

BBC

Bronx Baptist Church—south of Fordham Rd

331 East 187th Street, Bronx

 D,4,BxM11,Bx12SBS MetroNor.

BK

Unity Temple Baptist, Brownsville Brooklyn

1905 Sterling Place, Brooklyn

3,4,B7,B14,B40

BX

New Canaan Church – Just east of St. Mary’s Park

532 Tinton Avenue, near 149th Street

Train #6 to 149th Street, then west

CH

Mid-town Manhattan – Christian Herald

132 Madison Avenue @ 31st Street, Manhattan

B,D,F,N,Q,R,V,W,6, PATH

NA

Central Newark – World Impact

275 Sussex Ave (@ 2nd), Newark, New Jersey

Bus, PATH, Lite-Rail

 

 

The new college-level classes are made possible through a partnership with World Impact and the NY Urban Ministry Institute (NYUMI) as well as Lancaster Bible College (LBC) and Nyack College (NC).  These college-level courses can transfer for college credit.  Each college-level unit is worth 0.75 college credit or more, so each college-level course is worth 1.5 credits or more at NC or LBC and other colleges. 

 

Tuition: All Fall 2014 courses are 2 units each—college-level or Master’s-level—are $150/unit or $300 total, plus $20 registration = $320 for the first course, and $300 for additional courses.  An additional late registration fee on September 9 and after is $30. 

 

Tuition Reduction: 20% to 40%

o     All new students receive a 20% reduction in tuition for each class in their first term.

o     Every continuing student who recruits new students receives a 20% reduction for one and a 40% reduction for two or more recruits (each of whom receives a 20% reduction already!)

o     Spouses who attend the same classes receive a 20% reduction each.

 

Off-Record: Students desiring to learn, but who are not completing an academic program or working toward a certificate may attend all classes for a fee of $100 per unit, or $200 per 2-unit course.  No homework is required of these students, and no official record is kept.  These students may fully participate out of their love of God and their desire to be empowered in his Word and through his Spirit.

 

NY Divinity School asks all students to invest at least 5 hours a week outside of class for each course.

 

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WELCOME!  The New York Divinity School (NYDS) is pleased to endorse and host the outstanding undergraduate-level training provided by the 16 modules of the CAPSTONE Curriculum of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI, www.TUMI.org).  This is a Bible-based, Christ-centered, Spirit-led, holistic training program.  It is an excellent program for equipping men and women whom the Lord is calling for effectual ministry that honors and pleases him. 

 

In service of our Lord Jesus Christ and for the New York City metro area, NYDS has created a subsidiary, the New York Urban Ministry Institute (NYUMI, www.NYUMI.net) to bring the TUMI training materials, including the CAPSTONE Curriculum to New York, for the first time.

 

Students who complete the CAPSTONE Curriculum and also take two NYDS courses—Chaplaincy I and Biblical Ethics—earn the Minister in Training certificate, too, (www.MinisterInTraining.org) and are endorsed by NYDS for ordination.

 

In addition, students who complete the CAPSTONE Curriculum can receive 28 credits at Lancaster Bible College (www.LBC.edu) and several other colleges, all accredited.  Students will receive certificates acknowledging their accredited accomplishments.  Students may also enroll and take additional credits through Lancaster’s on-line courses, and possibly transfer additional credits, to complete an accredited Associates Degree (60 credits), and more.

 

NYDS seeks partnerships with other ministries for their leaders and others to benefit and host the NYUMI programs, especially the CAPSTONE Curriculum.  This curriculum is needed in one or more locations in every Borough of the City and in every region of the NYC metro area, to equip men and women to lead the churches and communities, to receive all that the Lord desires to pour out in this time of need and opportunity.  This obedience to the Lord in discipling all ethnic peoples paves the way for the spiritual awakening our region so needs.  “The Lord is sovereign, and will pour out his Spirit as he chooses,” NYDS president Paul de Vries, PhD reminds us all.  “Nevertheless, the Lord seeks those who know and obey his written and living Word.  Spiritual awakenings have always been led by men and women who were students of the written and living Word.”  

 

Moreover, the TUMI CAPSTONE Curriculum is the most effective training program for ministries within prisons and penitentiaries, as Charles Colson recognized.  The program educates and empowers “prisoners to become pastors” where they are—our “P2P” program—and to be especially well prepared if and when they are released.  This TUMI program (a) ministers to the prisoners, (b) helps they restore relationships, (c) provides professional training, and (d) gives them college credits.  NYDS seeks men and women who already have ministries in prisons and penitentiaries to collaborate in this high calling.  

 

NYDS is a tax-exempt 501c3 charity that also seeks partners who will give to enable this timely CAPSTONE Curriculum to build up people and the Church in the NYC metro area.  Your donations may be made at the bottom of the front page of www.nydivinityschool.org.