|Teacher||Dr. C. Simpson|
|Frequency||Every three years|
|Credits||5 ECTS||Workload||125-150 Hours|
|Module format||Directed Study|
|Applicability||This Module accepts that students are already engaged in practical ministry. They are to be encouraged to objectively analyze their ministry situation and apply previous learning.
|Course structure||See module and courses|
|Contact time||35-45 Hours||Self-Study||105-125 Hours|
|Participation requirement||See access to the program|
|Content of the Module||This Module is designed to provide academic recognition for the time spent in practical ministry in a Church or similar setting concurrent with the part-time Master of Arts in Pentecostal-Charismatic Studies. In addition, it encourages the students to apply their learning in a practical manner and to evaluate the worth of their study materials, insights gained, and even changes in their philosophy of ministry.
Typically, a student may be involved for 10 hours per week in a ministerial setting, including five hours of contact time e.g. Youth Meeting, Church Service, Small Group, Counselling, or Elders’ Meeting. Worship Team practice, plus at least five hours of preparation and personal devotions.
This Module will run for 15 weeks during which each student will undertake the following ensuring prompt submission of each task.
|Outline||1. A personal Evaluation of the ministry setting and philosophy of the ministry
2. A personal devotional journal
3. Tutorials, three in total either face-to-face or by skype
4. Visit, observe and evaluate each of the various ministries conducted in the ministry setting, whether the student is involved in them.
5. Engage in a discussion group with their peers every two weeks.
6. Develop and run a series of small group bible studies or a sermon series on a topic
or theme which has been studied in previous modules.
7. Final tutorial to ascertain learning progress and development, identifying changes through time and how well the student has been able to self-evaluate and incorporate suggested changes.
|Core Literature||Reading List:
Anderson, Robert C. The Effective Pastor. Chicago, IL. Moody, 1998.
Cannon, Tom. Practical Ministry. Jonesborough, TN. Preacher’s Kid Press, 2010.
Price, Frederick K.C. Practical Suggestions for Successful Ministry. Lake Mary, FL. 2016.