Details for Ministry Internship 1
Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Ministry Internship 1 is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to ministry in the twenty-first century, such as ministerial ethics, while partnering with a church or Christian organisation in a hands-on placement.
Working with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. For instance, do you have a heart for pastoral ministry? You could complete 8 hours a week at your local church, working with a department pastor. Or perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. The sky is the limit!
Want to know more? Please feel free to contact the course coordinator for a copy of the Ministry Internship Handbook.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: EXP201
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Ministry Internship 1 is part of the subject area Ministry and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit 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.
- Ministry placement
- Involvement in the process of mentoring and reflection with an appointed pastor
- Class teaching and group interaction
- Basic church ministries – the theory and the practice
- Develop an initial personal ministry profile
- Introductory pastoral care
- Legalities of Church ministry (eg. Regulation check lists for children’s workers)
- Primary spiritual disciplines
This course may be offered in the following formats
Observation, church placement and supervision, reflection, journaling, interviews, class lectures.
Critical Book Review (25%, 1250 words); Portfolio (25%, 1500 words); Reflection Essay on mentoring experience (50%, 2500 words)
- Hillman, G. Ministry Greenhouse. Herndon: Alban Institute, 2008.
- Garrido, A.M. A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student. Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2008
- Anderson, K.R and Reese, R.Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction. Downers Grove, IL.: InterVarsity Press, 1999.
- Clinton, R. and Stanley, P.Connecting, The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life.Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, 1992.
- H. and H. Hendricks. As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Character in a Mentoring Relationship. Chicago, Ill.: Moody Press, 1999.
- Peterson, E. H. Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity. Grand Rapids, MI.: Wm B. Eerdmans Pub., 1990.
- Shelp, E.E. and Sunderland, R.H. Sustaining Presence: A Model of Caring by People of Faith. Nashville, TN.: Abingdon Press, 2000.
- Virkler, M. Dialogue With God. South Plainfield, NJ.: Bridge-Logos Publishers, 1986.
Willard, D. and Foster, R.J. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. San Francisco, Calif.: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998.
+ relevant specialist literature.