PURPOSE

The purpose of this project is to design and implement a seminary-based multimodal vocational pastoral training ministry for sustained spiritual health in both pastor and parish. The purpose of the research, writing and implementation of the project can be understood in this infographic.

DELIVERY SYSTEM

The 12-month training and mentoring program will be developed by Dr. Milton and Rev. Jones. The curriculum will include:

E-LEARNING LECTURES

In-depth teaching on the core competencies from leading pastoral practitioners provided via asynchronous delivery on our learning management system (LMS).

VERBATIM

Fellows create a carefully documented record of each month’s core competency area that is, then, used for discussion, theological reflection, and learning from senior fellows and supervisors.

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

Fellows bring their verbatim, readings, and reflections with them to think through a series of carefully crafted questions by supervisors, peers, and family members, respectively.

VIDEO TEACHING

Appropriate pre-produced video teaching segments. Learn conveniently with modern technology.

ONLINE DISCUSSION

Monthly online cohort discussions provide an opportunity to learn in community with other fellows. Competencies are shaped in community under the guidance of a senior fellow.

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION

Monthly, personal interaction with a senior fellow, like Dr. Milton, Dr. George Grant, or another qualified pastor-scholar.

FINAL PROJECT

Final project encompassing a pastoral response to a real-world church issue.

GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE CREDIT

Erskine Theological Seminary (and others) evaluate your work and award credit for Master of Divinity (for a “fourth-year” of seminary) or for advanced academic or professional degrees (e.g., ThM, DMin.). Check with Erskine Seminary at https://seminary.erskine.edu or with your own school.

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