February 2023 News Perspective Online

Waco Immersion

Twenty-four Perkins students were part of the “Witness and Ministry in Global Context: Experiencing a Culture of Homelessness” class held January 3-8 in Waco, Texas. The group of 12 D.Min. and 12 master’s level students had a chance to observe the work of Mission Waco, which offers Christian-based, relationship-centered programs to empower the poor and marginalized. The course helped prepare students to engage in holistic urban ministry and to build networks in social service, civic, neighborhood and various church groups.  The course also aimed to deepen students’ theological understanding of urban ministry and to introduce students to “best practices” of urban ministry from around the nation.