Reason 3: We teach mission from a specifically urban point of view.
a) A Biblical Theology of mission.
Its really important that our idea of mission comes from the Bible, rather than our own preconceived ideas. On the UMP we follow themes of mission throughout the Old and New Testaments to help us understand what the church's mission is.
b) Applying Missionary techniques to the urban context:
For years the UK has sent missionaries to other countries. Many of these missionaries have used common missionary principles to reach other people groups. Sadly, in the UK, we often send out workers without training them in missionary principles. Whilst there is an increased interested in urban church plants lately, there is not much emphasis on using cross-cultural missionary principles to reach urban areas. On the UMP we look at how missionary methods can be employed in urban communities in the UK.
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