This course is designed to give students who have completed IFM I and IFM II courses the opportunity to complete a pastoral placement in the community as they discern future ministry/service in the church or society. The placement is designed in collaboration between the student, the course instructor and a supervisor at the site of the placement in the community.
In Respect of General Academic Skills
To integrate and appropriate the theory and practice of the pastoral skills introduced in IFM I & II
In respect of the understanding of the Content of one or more Theological Disciplines
To apply the skills of theological reflection to their understanding of their pastoral praxis in their community or church setting
In Respect of Personal and Spiritual Formation
To appropriate a capacity for genuine self-awareness and identity as a pastoral personTo discern their gifts and challenges for their particular focus in ministry/service in the community
In Respect of Ministerial and Public Leadership
To integrate the theory and practice of pastoral praxis for growth in their understanding of the needs within the church and the communityTo discern their ongoing call to particular service/ministry within the context and their awareness of the needs of the worldReadings will be selected based upon the particular topic and context of the student’s field placement.
A detailed course schedule is available for download.