SUPERVISED MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
Supervised Ministry Experience is the arm that addresses the ministerial development and wellbeing of pastors-in –training. The arm aims at achieving one of the core values of the College which is ministerial fruitfulness. The spiritual and ministerial nourishment of pastors-in-training is very significant and this requires that attention be given to it. In giving adequate attention to students’ spiritual and ministerial growth, the following have been put in place:
- The arm distributes pastors-in-training to churches during their 2, 3 or 4 years of training so as to serve under a senior pastor, who oversees and assigns him or her ministerial assignments through which such learns and puts to practice those things learnt within the four corners of the classroom. The senior pastor in charge evaluates and corrects the pastor-in-training in order to be fit for the field after graduation.
- The arm organizes a large group meeting, which is compulsory for every student and faculty adviser to attend, slated for every last Tuesday of the month in a semester. Senior ministers of the gospel are invited to speak on crucial and contemporary matters of ministry. Through this, pastors-in-training are exposed to matters that they may likely face in the field as challenges and ways out of them.
- The arm distributes pastors-in-training to different groups tagged small group under the guidance of a faculty adviser. The small group meeting comes up every second Tuesday of the month in a semester. The faculty adviser coordinates the meeting through the help of the student coordinators and discusses arising matters of concern that could not be dealt with or raised in the large group. This affords them the privilege of relating with his or her faculty adviser one on one for counseling and help. The faculty adviser designs an outline for interaction with the students that guides their discussions in the semester.