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).

If you have specific questions about taking this class through an Extension Center, please contact Cammie Abercrombie at cabercrombie@sbts.edu.

Applied Ministry Handbook

Applied Ministry Forms

The links below are provided for students currently enrolled in Applied Ministry 44910, 44920, or 44930 for the Spring 2014 term. Please refer to your course syllabus or the AM Handbook for further instructions regarding each form.

Plan & Goals Form – Must be completed by the AM student by Friday January 31st

Ministry Supervisor Form- Must be completed by the student’s supervisor by Friday January 31st

Student Character Assessment – Must be completed by the student’s supervisor by Friday March 14th

Ministry Experience Report – Must be completed by the AM student by Friday May 2nd

Student Ministry Evaluation – Must be completed by the student’s supervisor by Friday May 2nd


Additional Forms for SBTS Partnerships

The following forms are for students who are receiving Applied Ministry credit through an SBTS Partnership. If you are unsure which forms to complete, please contact am@sbts.edu.

SBTS Partnerships Registration – To be completed by the student by Friday January 31st

SBTS Parnerships End-of-Semester Report – To be completed by the student by Friday May 2nd

 

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