Fuller Seminary's Field Education Program has one fundamental purpose: to support the development of students in becoming effective ministers for Jesus Christ.
We fulfill this purpose by: helping students to discern their vocational calling and ministry focus; aiding students in developing an operating theology to undergird their ministry practice; improving the competency of students and growth in attitudes necessary for effective ministry; empowering students to express their faith in service to Jesus Christ, the Church, and the world; and committing ourselves to the spiritual formation of our students.
Upon completion of the Field Education and Ministry Formation course, students will be able to affirm the following:
- I have grown in my ability to engage in theological reflection by having regular opportunities to think critically about ministry in light of the Christian tradition.
- I have deepened my understanding of the cultural context of ministry by immersing myself in a specific context and regularly reflecting with my supervisor on the connection between context and ministry.
- I have developed toward becoming a spiritually mature and accountable practitioner by reflecting with my peers in a theological reflection group and with my supervisor in my internship on the connection between my faith and my ministry.
- I have become a better Christian leader by having many opportunities to practice the responsibilities of ministry throughout my internship.