Mentored Ministry Materials
Mentored Ministry Handbook
|The Mentored Ministry Handbook contains is a comprehensive document outlining all aspects of the program.||Download Handbook|
|Group Spiritual Direction||The purpose of group spiritual direction is to provide a place where individuals can experience what it means to be listened to and loved by others, so that they can learn to listen more attentively to God in their daily lives and be used by God to spread God’s grace and love throughout the world.||Download|
Group Theological Reflection
|Theological reflection is a dynamic relationship that is both an art and a science. This is a practical tool to shape the space for reflecting theologically on ministry experiences||Download|
|A practical guide for effective coaching conversations.||Download|
A number of forms are used to help evaluate students in their Mentored Ministry placement. Designated forms are to be completed both by the Pastoral Mentor and by the Congregational Mentors and shall be shared with the student before submission to the Director of Mentored Ministry. Please complete these forms with thoroughness and with integrity. They are an important part of the student’s grade for the course and very valuable in assessing the student’s growth in ministry. In sharing feedback with the student, you assist in that growth and readiness for future pastoral care and leadership.
The individual members of the Congregational Mentors may fill out individual forms for Preaching and Worship and submit them separately, or they may fill out one form as a committee of the whole. The CM Interim and Final Evaluation reports should be completed by the team as a whole and signed by the Chair.
Please do not feel confined by these forms. If you identify areas not covered by the forms, please comment on those areas. Be frank, clear, and honest in your assessments. Ephesians 4:15 describes how “speaking the truth in love” helps people grow in Christ.