oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Transitions: Paradoxes in training for ministry
|Article Title||Transitions: Paradoxes in training for ministry|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Practical Theology, Ministerial Studies, School of Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg|
|Publication Date||Apr 2004|
|Pages||23 - 38|
|Keyword(s)||Community, Compassionate, Dependent learning, Individuality, Paradoxes, Professional competence, Relationship with humanity, Relationships, Skilled professional, Techniques and Transformation|
This article offers a study ofthe difficulties which the minister in training experiences in the field placement. During the years of academic study most young clergy place their emphasis on the theoretical knowledge taught to them through lectures and reading: What is outlined here is the need for supervised pastoral placements prior to the mInisters first full-time job. The paradoxes during this transition time are critically explored. The question about the validity of current training for mission and ministry is challenged. From this research it becomes apparent that further supervised field, placements are warranted, if the churches expect their young leaders to cope in a fast developing mission.
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