Qualifications for a Pastor/Mentor
- The mentor has demonstrated Christian maturity and competence in ministry, possessing the necessary knowledge and practical abilities to do contemporary Christian ministry.
- The mentor is actively engaged in full-time parish ministry/specialized ministry and has at least three years of experience as a pastor or full-time Christian ministry.
- The mentor must have theological training (usually a seminary degree) or its equivalent.
- A mentor has the necessary supervisor skills to direct and evaluate a student.
- Listen to the Supervision Training Seminar located below:
- Mentor Seminar- Please click here to download an mp3 of Dr. Don Fortson's lecture on being a mentor for the RTS Field Education.
- Mentor Training -These are Dr. Fortson's powerpoints to accompany the lecture. They are in Adobe PDF format.
- Meet with student in supervisory sessions for review of the student’s progress in ministry practice. (12 contact hour minimum)
- Provide ministry project opportunities for the student in the parish setting.
- Complete a final evaluation on the student.
Approval Process for Pastor/Mentor
- A mentor is nominated by the student.
- The student secures a Mentor Information form for the potential supervisor. The student returns this information form to the Director of Field Education.
- The Director of Field Education, after reviewing the Mentor Information form, notifies the student and mentor if approval is granted.
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