The three-year formation process is at the heart of Carey’s ministry training. It is experienced within a learning cohort providing you with a close-knit support group of other students who are on the same learning journey.
Tuesday mornings are a key part of the process with students participating in two-hour pastoral formation modules, a chapel service, guest interviews, lunch, and other campus-based activities.
The three years is broken into:
Year 1 | Self – ministering from a developing personal wholeness
Year 2 | Context – Ministering from an understanding of your people and place
Year 3 | Integration – ministering from a deeply held and well embodied pastoral theology
Other elements of Formation are:
These occur once a semester and are designed to extend pastoral skills in three particular areas of ministry life;
- Personality & Strength Training.
- Pastoral Ceremonies.
- Worship Curating.
This is integrated and applied learning in ministry with yearly placements, supervised fieldwork in a local church, and summer assignments,12-week placement over the summer period.
A Wholeness Retreat and a Marriage in Ministry Weekend
A strong evaluative process is integrated into the three year programme. The process we use is designed to provide honest, open, and constructive feedback from a range of sources and includes evaluations such as;
- Reflective Assignments
- Tuesday Presentations
- Six Monthly Interviews