Guided Ministry Internship

Guided Ministry Internship Conversation

About the Program


The Guided Ministry Internship program at Anderson University is designed to help students apply classroom skills and insights in actual work environments under professional supervision.

The Guided Ministry Internship  programhas several resources available to help students define their personal calling and their prospect of working in Christian ministry. CALLED: Understanding your Call to Ministry is a free book resource available upon request.

If you are interested in becoming a field supervisor, you can contact the Faculty Supervisor, Dr. Jim Motes at 864.231.2054 or email at jmotes@andersonuniversity.edu


Initial Procedures for Field Supervisors


So where do you start? Below you will find a plan of action to help you get started as a ministry guidance supervisor. If at any point, you need assistance, feel free to get in contact with Faculty Supervisor, Dr. Jim Motes at 864.231.2054 or email at jmotes@andersonuniversity.edu

Used the following links highlighted in gold to view and download ministry guidance forms.


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    Meet with them.

    When contacted by a prospective intern, please permit the intern to have a conference with you as soon as possible. Fill out the Field Supervisor Information Form.

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    Congregational Approval

    If appropriate and upon your recommendation, request the congregation to demonstrate approval of the intern for the current semester.

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    Make a Plan

    Ask the intern to prepare an Internship Learning Covenant and determine a schedule that will work best for you and the student that includes 8-10 hours of service.

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    Schedule Regular Conference Times

    Schedule regular, weekly if possible, conferences with the intern. Be mindful that you are ministering to a person in addition to measuring performance. Check out these Conference Ideas for Guided Ministry Internships.

    If you need to create a new position not included in the Ideas categories, send position title and outline of 3-5 conference topics for approval to jmotes@andersonuniversity.edu in the first two weeks of the internship.

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    Complete the Mid-Term Evaluation

    If appropriate, go over the Mid-Term Internship Evaluation Form with the intern before returning it to the Faculty Supervisor. These evaluations provide insight to the intern as a person as well as their performance.

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    Complete the Final Evaluation

    If appropriate, go over the Final Internship Evaluation Form with the intern before returning it to the Faculty Supervisor. These evaluations provide insight to the intern as a person as well as their performance.

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    Celebrate Completion with Them

    At the close of the semester, if appropriate, provide some kind of end of semester ceremony.

Request your Free Copy of CALLED: Understanding the Call to Ministry

Fill out the form below to request your free copy of Called: Understanding the Call to Ministry. Allow several business days for shipment. If you are local to the Anderson University campus in South Carolina, feel free to stop by and pick up a copy. (Watkins Teaching Center | Office 104) You can also download the eBook.

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