Supervised Ministry A: Contemplative Ministry
The class time of supervised Ministry A focuses upon the inner life of a pastor and Christian leader. We will be discerning God’s invitation to prayer at this particular point in time of our relationship with God, and what forms of prayer the Spirit might be inviting us to explore as a growth edge. We will also learn about inviting others into prayer and diverse prayer practices for Christian communities. Personal health and wholeness will also be a focus of this class, as we journey together toward health and sustainable ministry for the long term.
In their ministry placements, students will experience Christian community through the lens of leadership and pastoral skills, engaging in supervised and evaluated ministry in a local church setting. The internship is designed to give student-pastors an opportunity to explore and reflect on the dynamics of pastoral ministry in a living community of faith. Key to the student experience is reflection on the ministry they are engaged in. This will be facilitated in their student-supervisor relationship, in the regular class gatherings, and through reflective course assignments.
Students register for 1.5 credits in Fall Term and 1.5 credits in the following Winter Term, for a total of 3 credits.
APPL 500 for MDiv students; none for MA students
Supervised Ministry involves a church placement over 2 consecutive academic years. APPL 693: Supervised Ministry A and APPL 694: Supervised Ministry B are not sequential, so that either course may be taken as the first or second of these placement years.
This class meets alternate weeks of the term in both Fall and Winter Terms. Please pay special attention to the dates of classes; attendance at all classes is a requirement of the course. Dates may be found in the course syllabus.
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