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Supervised Year in Ministry

All students in the MDiv and MAMC degree programs are required to enroll in the Supervised Year in Ministry Program (SYMP) for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Students will be asked to reflect critically on theological, social and personal issues as they relate to the practice of ministry in a specific context with the assistance of a mentor, on-site reflectors, and classroom peers.

Important Dates for the SYMP program: 

2016 2017
July 13  Orientation Webinar for Students Jan. 11 Revised Learning Covenant Due                                 
July 29 Applications for 2016-17 Due an. 22 Community Service Project  Agreements Due
Aug. 31 Orientation Webinar for Mentors Jan. 31  Spring Semester Begins
Aug. 22  Fall Semester Begins Mar. 21 Mid-Semester Evaluation Reports Due
Sept. 7 Learning Covenants Due April 10-14    Holy Week Recess
Oct.21 Mid-Semester Evaluation Reports Due May 6 Graduating Seniors Final Evaluation Reports Due
Nov. 22-25 Thanksgiving Break May 13 Final Evaluation Reports Due
 Dec. 21   Final Evaluation Reports Due   July 15  Orientation for Fall 2017 Students
     July 30 Applications for 2017-18 Due 

Important Documents/Forms:  

All forms are fillable PDFs, however, forms requiring signatures cannot be signed electronically.    

Completed, signed forms may be returned via email, (all Mentor evaluation forms must be received from the Mentor's email address we have on file which verifies authenticity), fax, or regular mail to the SYMP director.



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