Mentored Ministry is Asbury Seminary’s field education requirement. For two or three consecutive semesters you will be involved in a ministry/local setting (differing depending on your degree), meeting with a mentor one-on-one, and spending time in a classroom theologically reflecting with your peers and Reflection Group Facilitator (professor) on your experience in your ministry/local setting.
During your two or three semesters of Mentored Ministry you will:
- Set personal growth goals.
- Connect to a mentor who will hold you accountable to those goals.
- Meet each week with a campus Reflection Group and faculty facilitator.
- Do hands-on work in a ministry setting, integrating studies into ministry and life.
During MM520/601 and MM620 you will:
- Work within the walls of a local church.
- Be exposed to the many areas of ministry in the church
- Set three or four goals: 1) A personal spiritual area, 2) a family relationship area, 3) and 4) ministry areas.
During MM720/602 you will:
- Move outside the walls of the local congregation into the parish-world.
- Extend the local ministry into a cross-cultural setting.
- Continue meeting with your mentor and campus Reflection Group.
This is like no other seminary class. Since this is a hands-on ministry lab you will work well beyond the 2-credit hours you would expect in a normal 2-credit class.
Coordinator of Mentored Ministry for the Florida Dunnam Campus
Coordinator of Mentored Ministry for Kentucky Campus and ExL