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Preparing for Ministry: A Practical Guide to Theological Field Education Paperback – November 3, 2008
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Such instruction is fundamentally necessary because seminary does not prepare one for ministry adequately, and many in full-time ministry feel as if a majority of what they learned in school is not used in their vocation. Resultantly, Preparing for Ministry serves to harmonize these discrepancies.
The book places a strong emphasis on the scriptures and the importance of prayer in the relationships one develops throughout their field education. Of note, Hillman does not write the entire book, and the fact that different authors write each chapter adds a sense of fresh air throughout the text.
Preparing for Ministry is divided into five sections each with a different concentration in field education: (1) Purposes of (2) Players in (3) Tools for (4) Special Populations and Situations in (5) For Field Education Professionals. The end of each chapter gives reading recommendations for further study.
Negatively, the book provides exact recommendations and methods that won’t necessarily apply to every person in their unique situation. Also, many of the suggestions, while valid, are readily obvious. For example, in chapter 11, “Assessment and Education in Field Education,” the author defines adequate leadership through organizational skills, planning, goal setting, and communication.Read more ›
I feel that anyone that think they've been called should read this book.
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A really good guide for anyone who is considering entering any aspect of ministry. It's direct, honest and clear in content, beginning from the preface and throughout the text.Published 6 months ago by Ivy I. Dawson