Supervised Field Ministry
The most common means by which our students gain field ministry credit is the supervised ministry courses offered on campus. Here is a list of the field ministry courses you can choose relative to your degree track:
M.A.’s Which Require PMN6590
M.Div.’s Which Require PMN6590
M.Div. with Advanced Biblical Studies
M.Div. with Apologetics
M.Div. with Christian Education
M.Div. with Christian Ethics
M.Div. with Evangelism
M.Div. with Expository Preaching
M.Div. with Pastoral Ministry
M.Div. with Women’s Studies
M.Div. with Christian Ministry*
M.Div.’s Which Require PMN7900/7901
M.Div. with Collegiate Ministry**
M.Div. with Student Ministry**
M.Div with Christian Ministry*
M.Div.’s Which Require BCO7501, BCO7502, and 7550
M.Div. with Biblical Counseling
M.Div. with Christian Ministry*
M.Div. Which Requires PMN6541
M.Div with Worship Leadership
M.Div. Which Requires MIS7671 & MIS7672
M.Div. with International Church Planting
M.Div. Which Requires MIS7561 & 7562
M.Div. with North American Church Planting
Sign up for these courses on Campusnet. You can find all the information and forms you need to complete your field ministry credit through these courses in the Field Ministry Handbook.
*This degree requires one of the Field Ministry classes.
**This degree requires 6 hrs of PMN7900/7901 Mentored Internship
Field Supervisor Requirements
- The Field Supervisor must have significant experience (i.e., minimum of five years in field of study) and wisdom in the ministry. In addition, he or she must have obtained a minimum of the Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary or a Masters degree in the field in which the student will be supervised. (n.b., Only on rare occasions are Southeastern Faculty and Staff considered for approval and should therefore not be considered as possible Field Supervisors.)
- The Field Supervisor must be willing to teach in accordance with and not contrary to Southeastern’s confessional documents: the Abstract of Principles, the Baptist Faith and Message (2000), the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
These confessional documents and statements can be found here.
- The GCEN Office must have a current resume on file for the Field Supervisor (i.e., resume are kept on file for 3 years, after which the Field Supervisor will need to submit an updated one).
- The Field Supervisor must have read (or be reading) all of the assigned materials for the class.
- The Field Supervisor must be willing to mentor the student in weekly meetings and ministry throughout the duration of the 11 week field ministry experience. This includes the development of a schedule of readings and assignments due as well as the assignment of a Scripture memory passage. The schedule must be approved no later than Week 4 of the class (the first official week of mentorship).
- The Field Supervisor must be willing to work with the student to develop a particular focus in the field ministry and support, advise, and evaluate the student in his field ministry project.
- The Field Supervisor must be willing to read and evaluate all work assigned to the student (including book summaries/analyses, ministry project paper, and journal) as well as complete periodic evaluations of the student during the mentorship.