Mentoring has been identified as an important influence in professional development, which complements ongoing formal study and/or training and development activities by potentially enabling: A smoother transition into the workforce; Adjustment to the professional culture; Cultivation of professional behaviors and identity; Development of leadership competencies; Capacity to translate values and strategies into productive actions; Development of new and/or different perspective; Strength and weakness exploration; Greater agency exposure; Resilience; and/or Self-directed learning. In a mentorship, you will work with your school’s Study Beyond Coordinator and/or faculty and a highly established professional in your field of study to create learning objectives that enable you to become a promising professional. The course may be repeated with a total credit limit of 6 credit hours. Specific course numbers by department include: ETS 6951 - Biblical Studies; ETS 6952 - Missional Theology & History; ETS 6953 - Moral & Social Theology; ETS 6954 - Cultural & Contextual Theology; ETS 6955 - Ecotheology Studies.
Many students will desire additional support and motivation to help mold their professional identities, guide learning, and nurture growth for today's job market.
Experiential learning courses move students beyond the eclassroom to a sequence of experiences that foster practical interaction with course concepts as a means of preparing the student for lifelong mission in the service of God within their respective academic disciplines and equipping students to become missional professionals and leaders in their chosen fields of endeavors.
Mentorships are rooted in the New Testament concept of "disciple" as a learner who follows the master teacher.
Students will identify where God is at work among peoples in a professional community and contemplate their contribution to this work.
Students reflect upon their contribution to the professional culture.
Students reflect upon their contribution to the cultural diversity of the profession.
Students gain the opportunity to both create personal professional goals and obtain assistance in meeting those goals.
Students interact with their mentor as a means of Students interact with chosen mentors as a means of preparing themsleves for lifelong mission in the service of God within their respective academic disciplines and in their chosen field of endeavor.