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ERIC Number: ED015365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 9
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CONTINUOUS EDUCATION FOR MINISTERS.
ADAMS, HENRY BABCOCK
REVISION OF THE CONCEPT OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION IS NECESSARY TO MEET THE EXPANDING, COMPLICATED ROLE OF THE MINISTER AS TEACHER, SPEAKER, COUNSELOR, AND CIVIC LEADER. CONTINUOUS SYSTEMATIC EDUCATION IS NECESSARY. AT PRESENT THERE ARE FIVE MAIN TYPES OF PROGRAMS AVAILABLE--(1) RETREATS, CONSISTING OF LECTURES, DISCUSSIONS, AND READING, (2) INDEPENDENT STUDY AT SEMINARIES, USING LIBRARY FACILITIES AND PROFESSORIAL CONSULTATION, (3) CLINICAL PROGRAMS OF SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE AND PASTORAL CARE IN COUNSELING OF HOSPITAL AND INSTITUTIONALIZED INDIVIDUALS, (4) CORRESPONDENCE STUDY, AND (5) NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS EXTENDING OVER SEVERAL YEARS. THE CLINICAL PROGRAM HOLDS THE GREATEST PROMISE AS IT INVOLVES ACTUAL EXPERIENCE IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS. RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTINUING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE ON A MASSIVE SCALE, PERHAPS IN SUCH FORMS AS FUNDS FOR FORMAL STUDY AND LIBRARY EXPENSES, AND SABBATICAL LEAVES. AN ECUMENICAL APPROACH FOR COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF FACILITIES WILL BE NECESSARY FOR EFFECTIVE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (PT)
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