Ministry placement

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Learning through experience in a ministry placement

"The course encompasses so many aspects of life and ministry, rather than being a means of just gaining knowledge." Year 3 student

Students are placed within an existing ministerial team for the duration of their studies. Most students are placed within a church, but some are placed in Christian charities.

The ministry placement is an essential part of a student's learning. It is here where students develop their skills in children, youth, or sports ministry, through ongoing engagement in relevant ministry practice alongside experienced colleagues. It is also here that students develop their practice wisdom through reflection on and in practice.

    Placement set-up

    The College staff work closely with the church or charity that students are placed with to help ensure this is both a purposeful and positive experience for all. All students have a placement set up meeting, annual mid-year and end-of-year meetings, as well as ongoing communication throughout the year.

    Year 1

    In the first year of their studies, students typically support others to undertake existing ministry and develop specific ministerial skills relevant to their context.

    Year 2

    In their second-year, students will be given management and leadership responsibilities in line with their specific abilities and the vision of the organisation.

    Year 3

    Those students undertaking a third year of studies will be provided with opportunities to develop specific interests and projects in more depth.