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Advanced Ministerial Internship (2 ECTS)


This course examines the ministry of the pastor in three areas: preparation, responsibilities, and This is the third of three required internships for the Ministerial Diploma. Building on the foundation of the previous two internship courses, this course focuses on three attributes of the heart of ministry, characteristics to be avoided, tests that must be passed in the life of the ministry, basic areas of pastoral counseling, and other skills needed to be a successful pastor.

Course Objectives

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 lead a celebration of the Lord’s Supper and an entire worship service. 4. Identify and explain the five primary areas of pastoral counseling. 5. Outline a strategy for developing leaders within the congregation. 6. Demonstrate knowledge of money management principles and interviewing skills for ministry opportunities.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video Student interaction Hands on


50 objective multiple choice questions Online or pencil and paper Passmark 70%


90-100% A 4 Superior  80-89% B 3 Good 70-79% C 2 Satisfactory 0-69 F 0 Fail Berean school of the Bible (Christian  Ministry) grading Rubric

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

that role.


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,

some of these meetings may be group meetings

while others will be on an individual basis.



MQF Level 5 Qualification

60 ECTS Credits


Ministerial Studies Program

Certified Minister Level 1, 2, 3

20 ECTS Credits each

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