Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit

Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit

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Theological field education, in which a ministry student steps out of the classroom and begins practicing with the supervision of a mentor, is a critical part of accredited ministry programs. Engage equips both students and their supervisor-mentors to engage in this important opportunity with energy and imagination, and it prepares students for the challenging work of integrating theory into real-world practice.

Engage provides coaching from recognized experts in the arts of ministry: preaching, administration, evangelism, pastoral care, public ministry, leadership, faith formation, liturgical arts and more. Other chapters address themes such as race, gender, and ministry across faith traditions (or no faith tradition). The book addresses field education in a range of contexts—from churches to non-profits.

Engage offers a valuable resource for students making the most of their transition from the classroom into real world ministry with all its joys and many challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442273504
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Series: Explorations in Theological Field Education Series , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Matthew Floding is director of ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School. He previously served as director of formation for ministry at Western Theological Seminary. He has also served as pastor and college chaplain and is a consultant with expertise in field education issues. He is a former chair of the Association for Theological Field Education and editor of Welcome to Theological Field Education.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Lucinda Huffaker
Introduction, Matthew Floding
1 Engaging Theological Field Education, Matthew Floding
2 Engaging with Your Supervisor-Mentor, Matthew Floding
3 Engaging with Your Field Education Student, Matthew Floding
4 Engaging Your Context for Ministry, William B. Kincaid
5 Engaging in Ministry Ethically, Barbara J. Blodgett
6 Engaging in Theological Reflection, Matthew Floding
7 Engaging in Sustaining Spiritual Practices, Deborah K. Davis
8 Engaging in Personal Self-Care, James Marshall
9 Engaging in Preaching, Jason Byassee
10 Engaging the Liturgical Arts, Josie Hoover
11 Engaging in Pastoral Care, Willard Walden Christopher Ashley, Sr.
12 Engaging in Evangelism, John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
13 Engaging in Faith Formation, Sung Hee Chang
14 Engaging in Church Administration, W. Joseph Mann
15 Engaging for Faithful Leadership, Kyle J. A. Small
16 Engaging in Public Ministry, David W. Watkins, III
17 Engaging Learning Across Generations, Nathan E. Kirkpatrick
18 Engaging as a Gendered Person, Kimberly L. Clayton
19 Engaging Race, Grace Ji-Sun Kim
20 Engaging in a Nonprofit Context, John E. Senior
21 Engaging in Clinical Pastoral Education, Jim Rawlings, Jr.
22 Engaging Technology in Field Education, Susan E. Fox
23 Engaging Ministry in Secular Settings, Laura S. Tuach
24 Engaging in an International Field Education, Chester Polk
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