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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.
  • Evangelism.
  • Church leadership.
  • Worship.
  • Preaching.

The education is necessary before the student can be recommended by the School of Religion for church employment.