The second of three required internships for the Ministerial Studies diploma, this course helps the student develop the right attitude for ministry. It examines characteristics to be avoided and tests to be passed in the life of a minister. It further focuses on public aspects of ministry, such as teaching, preaching, and leading meetings. The personal life of the minister, including time management and personal health are also discussed.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Demonstrate understanding of and establish a strategy for developing three attributes of the heart of ministry.2.Identify characteristics to be avoided and tests that must be passed in the life of the minister.3.Effectively perform a teaching session and sermon, as well as lead an effective meeting.4.Explain the role of the evangelist and develop strategies for fulfilling the work of an evangelist and the task of discipleship.5.Implement effective personal health, growth, and time management plans.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video•Student interaction•Hands on
•50 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Passmark 70%
Each student will need to select a mentor for his or her
internship courses according to the guidelines below. The
same mentor may serve for one or all three internship
courses (certificate level, license level, and ordination
level), as the student desires.
The mentor will generally be the student’s senior
pastor, a staff pastor, or other person designated
by the pastor to serve in the role of mentor. The
mentor must be a credentialed minister.
If the student is the senior pastor, the student
should consult his or her sectional presbyter to
assist in the selection of a mentor. In some cases,
the presbyter may serve as the mentor, or the pres-
byter may appoint a neighboring pastor to serve in
The mentor must not be closely related to the stu-
dent. This not only promotes objectivity but
broadens the student’s experience by giving him or
her opportunity to learn from someone other than
a close relative.
The mentor must be a Licensed or Ordained Minis-
ter. Licensed Ministers may serve as mentors to
students seeking Certified credentials. Ordained
Ministers may serve as mentors to students seek-
ing any level of ministerial credentials. Certified
Ministers are not eligible to serve as mentors in this
program, unless a written exception is made by the
district superintendent for a Certified Minister who
pastors to mentor a student in the Certified level.
The mentor must commit to the time required in
the Mentoring Manual for each course. This will
involve weekly meetings with the student for
twelve weeks and some additional time for moni-
toring the student’s progress. Where multiple
students are studying the courses in study centers,