In the MDiv program, it is essential for students to work out their vocation and calling through the practice of ministry. The required course “Supervised Ministry” (APPL 690) has been designed to make students ready for effective ministry.
It is an eleven-month orientation to ministry which has at its heart an individually-designed ministry experience involving supervision, selected reading, reflection on ministry, and reports, and direct ministry involvement.
We recommend that students take Supervised Ministry when they have completed around 45 credits.
Valuable relationships, mentorship, and leadership skills are built during this year between the student and the supervising professor.
The demands and gifting required to be a pastor or spiritual leader may change from context to context. Dialogue and discernment are companions during this time as a student learns about both his or her strengths and weaknesses as well as the best context to apply their MDiv degree.
To find out more, please read the MDiv course catalog or contact us. One of our staff or professors will be happy to help answer your questions.