FE 203:  Part-Time Concurrent Internship II

Instructor: The Rev. A. Meigs Ross, email: amr9033@gmail.com

Course Description

The Part-time Concurrent Internship II is an independent study in connection with a supervised field placement. This seminar meets once a month to provide a context in which to discern and deepen theological scholarship, public leadership skills and the vocational call of each student. Through selected readings and in-person and online discussion participants in this course will work to develop a stronger and more nuanced sense of vocation along with critical thinking skills to support their growth in ministry. The monthly seminars also provide the setting for students to examine their emerging professional identity, to strengthen their skills in understanding ministry from a systems perspective and develop the ability for self-supervision.

Expectations for Seminar Participation

This seminar will gather monthly for a 2 and ½ hour session.  Everyone is expected to actively contribute to seminar sessions, complete tasks and assignments on time, and be interested in doing the soul-searching that comes with discernment and theological reflection.

Required Course Texts

  • Book of your choice, approved by instructor
  • Sundlin, A.L & Sundlin, P. Taking up Your Role, How to shift between life and work without losing yourself. Catalyst Communications Press. 2014.
  • Selected articles as assigned

Assignments

Below is the list of assignments that are part of this seminar.

  1. All required readings
  2. Participation in class discussions
  3. Participation in online discussions and assignments
  4. 2 theological reflection papers: 5 pages each due 10/20 & 12/1.

One “Critical Leading Incident Report” – due according to the scheduled rotation.  Critical incident report is to be posted the Tuesday before the Friday presentation.  Peers will respond online by the Thursday before the Friday