The purpose of field education at VTS is to offer seminarians the resources needed to develop skills and practices for contextual ministry, including:
- Integrating the study of Christian tradition and the practice of Christian ministry
- Enhancing liturgical, teaching and leadership abilities
- Fostering personal and professional growth
- Engaging in ongoing theological reflection on the practice of ministry
This integration of prayer, study, practice and theological reflection will produce leaders who read, enter and leave their context well. Through the practices learned in field education, students will be better equipped to think theologically about their ministry.
Before students serve in any field education site, they must complete Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Prevention training for children, adults and elders. Other requirements and guidelines may be found on the Documents page or in the materials distributed at orientation.