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07/24/2016http://www.nbc.edu/schedule/mpp-courses.php

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MPP1232 - Supervised Ministry Experience

Course Description

A course designed to take place as the student completes their MPP classes through which the student will integrate classroom learning with ministry experience. This class shall include a demonstration of significant ministry experience of at least 100 hours of ministry practice based upon 35 ministry skills as outlined in the course and an understanding for each student of ways his or her education will support ministry. The course requires a pastor-mentor relationship with someone who has had at least five years experience in the area of ministry the student is pursuing. The student will also establish a Congregational Support Team comprised of three lay leaders in his/her local church. The Pastor/Mentor and CST Members will serve as consultants and evaluators throughout the Supervised Ministry Experience.

Course Objectives

The following learning goals will be achieved by this course:

  1. To integrate and synergize academics with ministerial practice.
  2. To provide practical experience under the supervision of a mentor in a variety of ministry experiences.
  3. To allow students to evaluate their ministry commitments and competencies.
  4. To encourage the student's personal and professional growth.
  5. To provide the opportunity to enhance leadership, management, and relational skills in the establishment of an overall plan for the Supervised Ministry Experience.
  6. To allow the student to compare educational and life experiences based upon 35 identifiable ministry skills as outlined in the syllabus through supervised experiential learning.
  7. To provide the opportunity for the student to compose a portfolio which is not only a record of the SME, but will continue to serve as a ministry resource tool.

The following are Competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination USA that will be addressed in this course:

Personal Growth: The development of a portfolio for assessing personal growth in character. This portfolio would include periodic self-assessment and assessment by significant others. These assessments would evaluate the minister in the "BE" categories

  1. CH6 Ability to articulate his or her call from God to ministry as affirmed by the Church.
  2. CH7 Ability to demonstrate a realistic self-understanding including personal strengths, gifts, weaknesses, and areas of needed growth.
  3. CH8 Ability to practice holistic stewardship (mutual submission in gender relationships, sexual purity, marriage and family, personal finance, professional conduct, practicing Sabbath, etc.).

Ministry Skills and Competencies
Review and/or perform thirty-five ministry skills common to pastoral ministries in the local church context under the supervision of a pastor-mentor, congregational support team and an NBC course facilitator. These skills will be based upon the ministry principles learned from an approved course of study for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. (To “DO” Categories)

  1. CN7 Ability to articulate the Nazarene Articles of Faith.
  2. CN9 Ability to articulate the doctrine of holiness from a Wesleyan perspective
  3. CN14 Ability to identify the directives of the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene that pertain to the organization and ministry of the local, district, and general church.
  4. CP1 Ability to communicate publicly through multiple methods (oral, written, media, etc.) with clarity, and creativity, utilizing gender inclusive language.
  5. CP2 Ability to oversee ministry using management skills including servant leadership, conflict resolution, administration, and team building.
  6. CP3 Ability to cultivate, cast and strategically implement vision.
  7. CP4 Ability to lead congregations in the biblical stewardship of life resources.
  8. CP7 Ability to lead evangelistically through preaching, modeling and equipping others.
  9. CP8 Ability to lead in discipling and assimilating new converts into the Church.
  10. CP10 Ability to envision and implement Christian education in the local church.
  11. CP14 Ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of current homiletical models in light of enduring theological and contextual perspectives.
  12. CP21 Ability to manage and implement biblically sound church administration utilizing appropriate techniques and skills demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
  13. CP22 Ability to assess and implement contemporary approaches to administration in light of enduring theological and contextual perspectives.
  14. CH3 Ability to practice a moral pastoral leadership, informed by philosophical and theological ethics.
  15. CH6 Ability to articulate his or her call from God to ministry as affirmed by the Church.
  16. CH7 Ability to demonstrate a realistic self-understanding including personal strengths, gifts, weaknesses, and areas of needed growth.
  17. CH8 Ability to practice holistic stewardship (mutual submission in gender relationships, sexual purity, marriage and family, personal finance, professional conduct, practicing Sabbath, etc.).
  18. CX6 Ability to analyze and describe the ministry context in light of its local history.

Course Prerequisites

This is generally the last module taken. Unless given special permission, no MPP Student should be enrolled in this course until they are approaching completion of the program.

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