Higher Learning. Real Experience. Vital Ministry.

FORMS FOR CURRENT INTERNS

Interns write a Learning Covenant to guide their work throughout the internship. The first covenant covers the required competencies for the first eight weeks of internship; that covenant will be revised between the ninth and eleventh week and then again after the midpoint evaluation conference to allow the student to address the remaining competencies and to reframe learning goals and redirect activities to better pursue the learning opportunities offered at the particular internship site.

Learning covenant for the first eight weeks—Master of Divinity

Learning covenant for the first eight weeks—Master of Arts in Ministry (Christian Education)

Learning covenant for the first eight weeks—Master of Arts in Ministry (Urban Ministry)

Full List of Course Competencies—Master of Divinity

Full List of Course Competencies—Master of Arts in Ministry (Christian Education)

Full List of Course Competencies—Master of Arts in Ministry (Urban Ministry)

To aid students in developing a lifelong discipline of reflecting theologically on their practice of ministry, interns write theological reflection papers throughout the internship.  The papers emerge from the students' own ministry experiences; the assigned format encourages the interns to reflect deeply and systematically upon incidents that challenge or raise questions for them.

Theological Reflection Paper Assignment

The intern will meet separately with the lay teaching committee and the mentor pastor after the first eight weeks of internship for a formal evaluation of the student's activities and achievement of competencies to that point. Later, at the midpoint of the internship, an on-site  conference will be held gathering the lay committee, the mentor pastor, the intern, and the faculty supervisor for the Midpoint Evaluation. Near the end of the internship, another full conference will be held for the purpose of the Final Evaluation. In each case, the intern will prepare a Self-Evaluation based on a set of Guiding Questions in advance of the meeting.

Ninth Week Self-Evaluation Form

Midpoint Self-Evaluation—Master of Divinity

Midpoint Self-Evaluation—Master of Arts in Ministry

Final Self-Evaluation—All Interns

Concurrent interns who wish to take a course during January term may do so only with the prior approval of the intern faculty and the supervisory team at the internship site. Students should discuss the possibility with their intern faculty supervisor before registering for the course and then gather all necessary signatures on the Request for Approval to Take a January Term Course During Internship.