. . . is a pivotal resource for those interested in understanding God's perspective on ministering within urban contexts of the 21st century." (Ken Castor, The Journal of Youth Ministry, Fall 2011)
"As a refreshingly exhaustive, provacative, relevant, and practical opus, though, Urban Ministry
will serve many current and future urban church workers quite well as both a textbook and a reference book for grappling with the various complexities of and ripe opportunities for ministry in twenty-first century urban contexts." (Dien Ashley Taylor, Concordia Theological Quarterly 74 (2010))
"Conn and Ortiz in Urban Ministry
set out with the goal to understand the city and God's work in it. They undertake this task with a thorough examination of the urban milieu historically, psychologically, sociologically, ethnographically, demographically, and biblically. Not being an Evangelical, I still highly recommend that every Christian who is involved or interested in urban ministry read this book." (Frank Mills, Borderlands Review, (frankamills.com), October 2008)
About the Author
Conn was emeritus professor of missions at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before his death in 1999. He served as a missionary in Korea for twelve years and joined the faculty of Westminster in 1972. Conn was for ten years editor of Urban Mission.
He also wrote Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace
and Eternal Word and Changing Worlds.
Ortiz (D.Min., Westminster) is professor of ministry and urban mission and director of the urban program at Westminster Theological Seminary. For fourteen years he ministered to Hispanics in Chicago, founding four churches, two elementary schools and an extension school for theological education. He has continued in community ministry by planting a multiethnic church in Philadelphia and by promoting urban and multiethnic ministry around the nation through his speaking and consulting efforts.