Participants will engage in critical and constructive reflection concurrent with their field education placement. In the large group, a variety of ministry topics will be considered. In smaller groups, students will work with case studies and the ministry resources of their faith journeys. Group interaction and leadership are important components pf the learning process. A total of 6 semester hours of credit will be granted at the completion of the year long course.

A year-long course meeting once a week providing a formational context in which to process seminary life and discern readiness to participate in Ministry Formation 301. This course will explore the various aspects of Christian ministry with particular attention to pastoral/ congregational ministries. Students will examine social and spiritual shaping of ministerial identity through specific readings, small group work, theological reflection, and ministry site visits/interviews.