South west ministry training course
Ministry Training

The observation placement provides an opportunity for candidates to learn from a church context very different from their own. The placement seeks to build on the understanding of church being developed in Year 1, by making comparisons with the home church as to overall character and self-understanding, and as to the way ministry is understood.

The long placement provides an opportunity for students to learn from experienced ministers about the planning and practice of liturgical, educational and pastoral tasks. However, the placement is not simply about doing things (which may already have been done in the home church context), but about integrating skills with understanding, and developing skills of collaboration. The placement seeks to build on the skills of observation and analysis developed in the first year – this is the more important given that these skills are to be exercised while participating in the system being observed.

Long Placement Protocol (TMM2527)

Observation Placement Protocol (TMM1447)

SWMTC: Contact: Administrator Belinda Speed-Andrews on 01392 272544
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