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.
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.
Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Winter 2021. Recordings of each class will be made available on the course Moodle site for 48 hours after the class. If you are not able to attend the live sessions due to living in a distant time zone, you may appeal to the Senior Academic Administrator for permission to take the course by using the recordings.
On Campus: A limited number of seats are available for on-campus participation in this course. If you wish to attend class on campus, you must register by November 29 and indicate your preference for on-campus instruction.