May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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TH 605 - Practicum in Ministry

This course integrates theoretical knowledge and reflection with practical experience under the guidance of a field supervisor and faculty mentor.  The practicum is designed for the mature student nearing completion of the master’s degree. 

Prerequisites & Notes
  1. TH 505, TH 530, TH 550, TH 580;
  2. Consultation with advisor: TH 605 requires a three-month pre-enrollment period for preliminary research and practicum setup before the student’s start date; therefore, the student must begin the process three months prior to the actual enrollment start date. 


Course Learning Objectives

  • Plan and execute a pastoral field experience
  • Integrate theological knowledge and reflection with practical experience
  • Sharpen communication skills through collaboration with the practicum supervisor, faculty mentor, and any persons involved with or affected by the field experience
  • Deepen your understanding of vocation
  • Explore, with a view to discerning, a specific vocational direction
  • Develop a Program Model that can be adapted for wider use
  • Assess the outcomes of the practicum experience according to the objectives set forth in the Practicum Contract


Credits: 3

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