Bethel Seminary Internship
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We like to think that internship involves 4 themes, with reflection as a shared invitation within each.
- Design: The design for ministry preparation is not a
one size fits all. Contemporary ministry
comes in many shapes, colors, and textures. It answers to God’s design of the individual and their ministry
context. At Bethel Seminary, students
are invited into an exploration of who they are through assessments,
examination of their beliefs, values, vision, and mission. Intentional integration of these discoveries
then shapes responsive and growth-producing developmental goals in a particular
- Accountability: Who knows you? God models intimate knowing. In response, Bethel values a regular rhythm
of healthy relationships in the life of the minister. Being known by others is key for both
ministry preparation and continuation. Supervisors, mentors, support teams, and
peers all become stimulants for richer fruit in the life of the minister.
- Application: With a design tailored to the individual
minister and growth inducing relationships in place, seminarians are ready to
practice ministry. Expertise in a
ministry area is not the goal. Rather, a
ministry posture that is open to the insights of God and others with a
continual application of lessons learned.
- Outcomes: Who are you becoming? The presence of God brings transformation and
internal refreshment that pours out on others. The minister has potential to pour out that which is beneficial or
detrimental. Evaluation of spiritual
discernment, theological reflection, personal growth, and relational
interactions are both an ongoing and final component of the internship process.
- Reflection: The only way we can see ourselves is
through reflection; a mirror, internal thoughts, scripture, the voice of a
friend…… Reflection is an integral part
of discovering our identity, understanding our experiences and relating to
others. Every component of the
internship experience involves the invitation for intentional reflection, but
the interesting thing about reflection is that no one can force you to look.