Preparing for Ministry: A Practical Guide to Theological Field Education

George M. Hillman Jr.


Barcode: 9780825427572

Release date: 11/03/2008

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Most seminaries now require their students to get real world training by way of supervised theological field education. This volume presents the wide array of issues that must be understood in order to integrate theological education and practical ministry, including the importance of theological field education, its purpose and challenges, the need for flexibility in meeting different students' needs, and the resources available to create a meaningful and educational experience.

From the Back Cover
Written for ministry students, Bible college and seminary professors, church leaders, and nonprofit organization leaders, Preparing for Ministry addresses many of the questions raised by field education, contextualized learning experiences, and internship programs. Readers will learn about the value of theological field education, its purpose and challenges, the need for flexibility in education, and the resources available for students and instructors. Reminding readers that field education is part of spiritual formation, each chapter begins with Scripture and ends with prayer. Each chapter also includes reflection questions and recommended reading. CONTRIBUTORS " Harley Atkinson, Toccoa Falls College " Joye Baker, Dallas Theological Seminary " Luke Bobo, Lindenwood University " Thomas Fuller, Samford University " Nelson Grimm, Northeastern Seminary " Dipa Hart, Dallas Theological Seminary " Tara Hornbacker, Bethany Theological Seminary " Walter Kime, Ashland Theological Seminary " Katherine Kyte, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary " Doran McCarty, Southern Baptist Seminaries " Don Payne, Denver Seminary " Paul Pettit, Dallas Theological Seminary " Mary Sanders and Jeff Sanders, Bethel University " Phillip Sell, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School " Daryl Smith, Asbury Theological Seminary " William Torgesen, Moody Bible Institute " Timothy Witmer, Westminster Theological Seminary George M. Hillman Jr. is assistant professor of spiritual formation and leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is cochair of the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators. Religion / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources

About the Author
Dr. George Hillman is the Chairman and Associate Professor of the Educational Ministries and Leadership Department at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Hillman has a passion for discipleship, spiritual formation, and contextual leadership development. Prior to joining the seminary faculty, he was in pastoral ministry focused on college ministry, small groups, and education. He is active nationally with the Association of Theological Field Education and is also engaged in several missions outreaches focused on pastoral training overseas.


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