Details for Ministry Internship 1
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Paper code: MIN203
- Credit points: 15
- Total workload hours per week: 150
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 4 *
MIN101 – Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
The following courses are prerequisites:
The paper Ministry Internship 1 is part of the subject area Ministry and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)).
This paper incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry. This reflection occurs with an appointed supervisor as well as the formal classroom situation. The mentoring would be with experienced ordained pastors or those in recognised specialist ministries.
Students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the process of theological reflection
- Explain the competencies required for effective ministry
- Identify and describe the skill level appropriate for their ministry experience
- Analysepersonal actions in ministry through theological reflection
- Discover and discuss the value of feedback found in a mentoring relationship
- Introduction to theological reflection
- Ministry competencies
- Workshops on specific ministry issues
- Personal development and discipline
- Legal and ethical requirements
- Ministry practice and the mentoring relationship
This course may be offered in the following formats
Observation, church placement and supervision, reflection, journaling, interviews, class lectures, online discussions
Critical Book review (25%, 1250 words); Portfolio (25%, 1500 words); Reflection essay on mentoring experience (50%, 100 hour placement, 1250 words)
Hillman, George M. Ministry Greenhouse: Cultivating Environments for Practical Learning. Herndon, Va.: Alban Institute, 2008.
Artson, B.S. Gift of Soul, Gift of Wisdom: A Spiritual Resource for Mentoring and Leadership. Springfield, NJ: Behrman House Inc, 2006.
Brazo, Carol. Divine Secrets of Mentoring. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity, 2004.
Hillman, George M. Preparing for Ministry: A Practical Guide to Theological Field. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2008.
Holmes III, U.T. & Holmes, U.T. Spirituality for Ministry. San Francisco: Morehouse Publishing, 2002.
Kurht, G.W. An Introduction to Christian Ministry: Following Your Vocation in the Church of England. Church House Publishing, 2000.
Jinkins, M. Letters to New Pastors. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.
Jones, L.J. Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.
Mathew, T.K. Spirit-Led Ministry in the 21st Century. US: Xulon Press, 2004.
McKenna, R.B., Boyd, T.N. & Yost, P.R. “Learning Agility in Clergy: Understanding the Personal Strategies and Situational Factors that Enable Pastors to Learn From Experience”, Journal of Psychology and Theology. 35:3 (2007):190-201.
Piper, J. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry. Fearn: Mentor, 2003.
Peterson, E.H. Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places. A Conversation in Spiritual Theology. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2005.
Sellner, E.C. Mentoring: The Ministry of Spiritual Kinship. Cambridge, MASS:Cowley Publications, 2002.
Shelp, E.E. and Sunderland, R.H. Sustaining Presence: A Model of Caring by People of Faith. Nashville, TN.: Abingdon Press, 2000.
Watts, F.N. Nye, R. & Savage, S.B. Psychology for Christian Ministry. New York: Routledge, 2001.
Wicks, R.J. Handbook for Spirituality for Ministers. New York: Paulist Press, 2000.
Willard, D. & Foster, R.J. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco,1998.
Young III, F.L. “Caring for Your Inner Life While Caring for the Church: The Counsel of Gregory the Great”, Clergy Journal 81:8 (2005):10-12.
Evangelical Review of Theology
Journal of Pastoral Counselling
Journal of Psychology and Theology
Review of Religious Research