Theological Field Education (TFE)
Theological Field Education (TFE) is the required ministry practicum course in which students participate in a ministry internship under the supervision of mentors and in the context of a peer reflection group.
TFE is real-life, hands-on ministry in a safe setting that provides an opportunity for students to learn and grow while developing ministry skills through leadership and reflective feedback.
All master degrees and diplomas require the two-semester TFE course, except for the MTS degree which offers TFE as an option.
Important: All GS students must enroll in TFE through the TFE office and NOT through the Registrar’s office by completing the application below.
(ONT & Online students only - other campuses contact regional office)
TFE General Information:
TFE shapes Christian leaders through a ministry practicum that is based upon a "360-degree feedback" team. The objective is for every student to develop the core competencies needed for ministry, growth in their self understanding, and increased spiritual vitality.
TFE students create a personalized Covenant of Learning, which specifies the objectives and goals of their TFE ministry experience. The Covenant of Learning integrates leadership character qualities and ministry skills.
TFE is a two-semester course
TFE is offered in a fall-spring sequence only
Completion of both semesters is required to complete the course
Students will meet in the same class section for both semesters
TFE continues for at least 35 consecutive weeks (late August - early May)
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