Supervised Ministry A: Contemplative Ministry
Supervised Ministry A orientates the student toward contemplative ministry and focuses particularly on developing foundations of Christian leadership and nurturing the student to be a reflective practitioner. This course involves a substantial student ministry placement, in which students will experience supervised and evaluated ministry in a local church setting. This course is designed to give students 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 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.
Students are expected to arrange their own ministry placement. It is best if this is organized prior to the commencement of the course in September. If assistance is needed in locating a ministry placement, students should contact Abraham Han.
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.