The School of Religion requires four semesters of field education for the theology and pastoral care majors.
By working with experienced mentoring pastors and lay leaders in a local church, the ministerial externship program is designed to enhance professional development by acquainting the student with the multifaceted responsibilities of ministry.
It provides a laboratory setting in:
- Membership care.
- Church leadership.
The education is necessary before the student can be recommended by the School of Religion for church employment.