Preaching Practicum: Sermon Preparation (Online; MN5161)
Dates: May 8 – June 29.
Registration Deadline: April 15
The Preaching Practicum is a basic course in homiletical theory that introduces the student to the process and the rigors of expository preaching. Students meet with field-based practitioners (see requirements below!) for a total of 7 hours over the course of the 8-week course and together construct this understanding while also working on the preparation of a message to be delivered to at least 10 people.
Leadership Practicum (Online; MN5468)
Dates: June 19 – August 10.
Registration Deadline: May 15
This Leadership Practicum is a course that will provide opportunities to gain and practice leadership skills including decision-making, strategic planning, integration of personal spiritual disciplines and time management under the supervision of a field-based practitioner (see requirements below!). Students will complete online writing assignments and meet with their mentor for a total of 7 hours over the 8-week course.
It is the student’s responsibility to enlist a qualified Field Supervisor for the course. The supervisor must agree to the Doctrinal and Instructional Statement and meet at least one of the academic/experience standards. The Field Supervisor will complete the Supervision form (see attached) and have the student upload the completed form to Blackboard. At the end of the course, and upon successful submission of all required documents, a $150 stipend will be provided to the Field Supervisor.
Doctrinal & Instructional Statement for Field Supervisors for Practicums:
The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs. God is a Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each an uncreated person, one in essence, equal in power and glory. The supervisor will teach and facilitate in accordance with, and not contrary to, the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
Academic/Experience Criteria: A qualified supervisor will meet at least one of these standards:
- A Theological or Ministry related Doctorate and one (1) or more years ministry experience
- A Master’s degree from a theological school and three (3) or more years ministry experience
- A non-theological Master’s degree or higher, and five (5) or more years ministry experience
- A college degree and ten (10) or more years of ministry experience
- Twenty (20) or more years of significant ministry experience