Length: 8-10 typed, single-spaced pages.
The questions below are not intended to be prescriptive. Students are encouraged to be creative and reflective in their responses in whatever manner they wish.
What have been some of the significant milestones during my years in seminary?
In what ways has my thinking and theology been most stretched, changed, transformed since I first began seminary?
Are there particular learning experiences or spiritual/theological insights that stand out for me?
What ministry experiences in my placements have had the most profound influence on my understanding of ministry?
Looking back on all of the learning experiences, events, and people I have encountered in my seminary years, how would I sum up my current theological understanding of: a) God and the ways of God; b) the nature of Christian ministry; c) the church; d) my own gifts and callings in ministry?
At this point in my life, how would I summarize my sense of call, my passion and my vision for ministry in a "personal mission statement" (2-3 sentences)?
a) open the session in a manner that helps create an atmosphere of respect and reverence;
b) invite the presenter to share their integrative reflection in a manner that best suits the presenter;
c) be attentive to timing and group process;
d) invite group members to respond in turn to the presenter's reflections;
e) close the session with prayers of blessing and affirmation for the life and ministry of the presenter.