Supervised Ministry Internship I (SVMN101)
Either Parish or Non-Parish Internship I. _x000D_
Non-Parish Internship I requires at least 200 hours in an approved non-parish setting and earns one credit during one term at UPSem. A non-parish setting is an approved internship site in an agency, institution, or non-profit that either provides services to constituents such as the elderly, marginalized persons or groups, or focuses on cultural diversity or interfaith relations. Non-parish internships afford students many opportunities for growth, including becoming more proficient in building relationships as an individual and part of an organization, enhancing awareness of social justice issues and their impact on marginalized persons, and exploring the intersection of faith and community by building upon classroom skills and engaging in theological and vocational reflection with a supervisor, the instructor, and their peers. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission._x000D_
Parish Internship I requires at least 200 hours in an approved congregational setting and earns one credit during one term at UPSem. Students develop skills in areas of congregational life such as preaching and presiding in worship, pastoral care, Christian education, serving and leading committees, spiritual development, church polity, and group and staff dynamics. Parish internships afford students a unique opportunity to apply the theories and practices they have studied in class while reflecting with a supervisor, the instructor, mentors, and peers on how their experiences relate to the nature and purpose of ministry and their individual sense of vocation. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.