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|Workload||Two semesters, 12 credit points|
|Prerequisites||48 credit points of core foundational subjects|
This subject extends over two semesters and consists of two components: theoretical and practical. Students are required to organise for themselves a ministry supervisor who is able to meet with them regularly (roughly fortnightly, for about an hour each time).
As a subject that integrates theological knowledge with analysis of practical ministry experiences, this is best completed towards the end of your program of study after you have developed your biblical, historical, and theological understanding. Field Education is an appropriate subject to complete as a capstone experience for the Master of Divinity or Master of Ministry degrees.
Because of the requirement for mentoring and reflective journalling, only one Field Education subject can be taken at a time and should not be undertaken concurrently with the Guided Spiritual Formation subjects.
For the successful completion of this subject, students are required to complete both the theoretical and practical components.
The theoretical component of the subject is coordinated via the Ridley Online learning site and involves:
The practical ministry component will be undertaken in a ministry setting chosen by you and negotiated with the Field Education Coordinator. You will be expected to engage in:
At the end of the year you will be expected to collect feedback evaluations of your practical ministry work from your supervisor and at least two other people.
Students enrolling in this unit need to be in a position to organise and engage in supervised ministry experience in line with the expectations outlined above. The Field Education Coordinator, Graham Stanton, is available to assist and advise you regarding arrangements for your practical ministry experience.Contact Graham Stanton