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Applied Ministry

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Welcome to Applied Ministry!

The Applied Ministry class is field experience to implement your theological education and evaluate vocational calling. The class focuses on a short-term project to enhance your applied skills, and long-term thinking on your career to focus your trajectory.

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Are you unsure what to do with your degree(s)? Do you wonder how to get where you want to go professionally? Are you sure of your next steps but wonder how to format a resume, set up your LinkedIn account, or network effectively? The Southern Seminary & Boyce College Office of Career Development is here to help. Learn more and/or schedule an appointment with them via the link below.

Applied Ministry Handbook

The Applied Ministry Handbook is a consolidated piece concerning the details of the course.

*Applied Ministry is a course required for all students pursuing the Master of Divinity, Diploma, and Professional MA programs.  In Applied Ministry (AM) the seminary student serves on the field with an eligible partnering site and obtains practical ministry experience under the supervision of a qualified minister. Depending on one’s degree program, students can take AM: Theology (44910) or AM: BGS (44920).  Each of these courses follows the same guidelines for field ministry requirements. Students fulfilling Applied Ministry through an SBTS Partnership (via the Student Life Internship or Bevin Center Trip) need to enroll in AM 44930.

**If you have questions about Applied Ministry, please referer to the Handbook linked above.  You may also contact Dr. Dan Reinhardt at or 502-897-4067.

Are you ready to become a pastor, counselor, or church leader who is Trusted for Truth?