the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Applied Ministry

Applied Ministry is a course required for all students pursuing the Master of Divinity degree or the Diploma in Theology.  In Applied Ministry (AM) the seminary student serves on the field with an eligible partnering site and obtains practical ministry experience under the supervision of a qualified minister. Depending on one’s degree program, students can take AM: Theology (44910), AM: Church Ministries (44920), or AM: Missions (44930).  Each of these courses follows the same guidelines for field ministry requirements. Students at SBTS Extension Centers will need to enroll in AM 44905.

Applied Ministry is intended to enrich the overall education of the seminary student because ministry preparation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary includes more than strictly intellectual training.  Applied Ministry enables the student to apply classroom knowledge in practical, face-to-face ministry situations.  The goal is not only personal growth for the student but also blessing in the lives of others.

If you have questions about Applied Ministry, please see the Handbook below.  You may also contact Matt Haste at am@sbts.edu or 502-897-4680 or stop by his office in the Center for Student Success (NRT 154).

Applied Ministry Handbook

Applied Ministry students and supervisors may follow the links on the right to access forms.

 

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.