This Week: September 17 - 21
“…the Body of Christ in the world right now.”
The vocational formation program of the school, called the Art of Ministry program, provides a curricular framework for integrating theory and practice through experiential learning. This year, 29 second year students enrolled in Art of Ministry II and 14 third year students enrolled in Art of Ministry III are participating in internships in ministry settings ranging from congregations to chaplaincy to not-for-profit agencies.
John Senior, Director of the Art of Ministry and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Religion and Society, has this to say about the School of Divinity’s 2012-2013 internships and related courses:
“This month, second- and third-year School of Divinity student interns are joining communities of faith in a variety of settings to participate in God’s work in the world. Internships make much needed space for students to explore their sense of calling to ministry and develop the skills relevant to that work. But internships aren’t simply practice rounds or scrimmage; they belong to the way God calls our students and their internship settings to be the Body of Christ in the world right now. So, we’re thankful for our community partners who graciously invite our students into their ministries.”
A sample of internship settings for 2012-2013:
- Green Street United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, NC
- Cone Regional Cancer Center, Greensboro, NC
- Pfafftown Christian Church, Pfafftown, NC
- St. Peter’s World Outreach Center, Winston-Salem, NC
- St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, NC
- Wake Forest University Campus Ministry
- Institute for Public Engagement, Wake Forest University
- Greensboro Urban Ministry, Greensboro, NC
- New Creation Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC
- Burke County Council on Alcohol and Chemical Dependency, Morganton, NC
- Harmony Ridge Farms, Tobaccoville, NC
- Lenoir Rhyne College Chaplaincy, Hickory, NC
- Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, North Carolina
- El Buen Pastor, Winston-Salem, NC
- Veteran’s Hospital, Raleigh, NC
- United Methodist Children’s Home, Winston-Salem, NC
- Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC
- Church of the Holy Spirit Fellowship, Winston-Salem, NC
These examples are representative both our diverse student population as well as the varied ministry settings that support students as they gain wisdom and skills for being public religious leaders. We are indeed grateful for and celebrate these and other community partners who join us in the work of preparing religious leaders for today’s world.
Academic News This Week
Applications for this year’s multicultural contexts courses are due to the Office of the Academic Dean by Wednesday, September 19. The application form can be found here. Note: The course that includes travel to Appalachia has a rolling application process due to more flexible registration deadlines; however, interested students should still submit an application by September 19 to indicate interest in the course.
|Incomplete work from past term due to instructors||September 27|
|Last day to drop classes (with permission)
*In order to drop a course you must complete a drop form with instructor signature.
Answer the “Choir Call”!
|This Fall we are “Calling a Choir” to sing for two Chapel services – October 9 and December 4. Music for each service will be prepared in only 2 rehearsals, with an extra rehearsal for novices. Come offer your talents to praise God – please join us for one or for both singing opportunities.|
|Who: Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Friends – everyone is welcome. *Reading music is not a pre-requisite.|
|What: Sing in Chapel, Tuesday October 9th at 11:00am|
|When: 2 rehearsals for interested singers | Wednesday, September 26, 11:00-12:15 and Wednesday, October 3, 11:00-12:15 | all rehearsals will be in Wait Chapel|
|There will also be a novice rehearsal on Friday, September 21, 11:00 – 12:15 (Wait Chapel): Interested in trying choir but not sure you can sing? Even been told you can’t sing? Need some encouragement before the first rehearsal? This Novice Rehearsal is for you.|
|Why: Music in the church connects the heart of worship with the mind of theology, so sing sing sing with all of your body and soul!|
Blessings on the week ahead,
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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