The Field Education program consists of three learning components all designed to assist students in integrating classroom education with aspects of ministry: the Teaching Parish, Supervised Clinical Ministry-CPE, and Internship. Each component has an Integrative Seminar connected with it, taught by an interdisciplinary faculty team. All three components are required for the Master of Divinity degree program. Teaching Parish is required for both concentrations in the Master of Arts in Ministerial Studies; Supervised Clinical Ministry is required for the Christian Education concentration and recommended for the Diaconal Ministry concentration. A form of focused supervised field service is required for the Diaconal Ministry track. There are no field education requirements for the Master of Arts in Religion degree program. Participation in field education programs in congregational settings requires approval of the appropriate church judicatory.
Contact: Katie Dodds, Field Education Coordinator at email@example.com
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The overall objective of the Teaching Parish is integration of the first year’s curriculum of theological study with reflection on parish life in the areas of worship, education, stewardship, evangelism and community service agencies.
Reference Book in sections:
Calendar & Due Dates
Overview and Expectations
Evaluations for Mid-Year-due December 10, 2014
Evaluations for Spring 2015-due May 8, 2015
Word and Service Taskforce update
Clinical Pastoral Education provides an opportunity for students to learn the practice of ministry in a clinical setting under trained and certified pastoral supervisors. Pastoral practice, written case studies, verbatim reports, individual supervision, seminar participation, and related reading are the primary means of learning during CPE; the person as minister and her/his pastoral relationships become the major learning documents in the CPE process.
Internship provides the longest opportunity for a thorough testing of theological studies in a congregational context. The program involves from nine to twelve months of supervised engagement in ministry. Settings vary from inner city to suburban to town and country and from a single church to parishes made up of three or more congregations. Internships occur all over the U.S.A. and occasionally overseas.
Internship Orientation forms:
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Associate in Ministry Final Evaluations for Supervisor, Student and Congregation:
AIM Supervisor eval
AIM Committees eval
AIM Intern eval