Models of Ministry Internship for Colleges and Seminaries

From: Volume 6, Issue 1: Spring 2009, Field Education Pages 24-37


Schools preparing students for vocational ministry have used a variety of models to situate students in fieldwork placements. This article will categorize such designs by their relationship to the academic setting as well as by their duration. Some of the most common models of ministry placements, including their advantages and disadvantages, will be discussed along with detailed considerations concerning evaluation and selection. Two additional considerations related to placement and the models will be explored followed by a brief mention of some current trends in program design.



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