Theological Field Education (TFE)
Theological Field Education (TFE) is the required ministry practicum course in which students participate in a ministry internship under the supervision of mentors and in the context of a peer reflection group.
TFE is real-life, hands-on ministry in a safe setting that provides an opportunity for students to learn and grow while developing ministry skills through leadership and reflective feedback.
All master degrees and diplomas require the two-semester TFE course, except for the MTS degree which offers TFE as an option.
Important: All GGBTS students must enroll in TFE through the TFE office and NOT through the Registrar’s office by completing the application below.
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(NCC & Online students only - other campuses contact regional office)
TFE General Information:
TFE shapes Christian leaders through a ministry practicum that is based upon a "360-degree feedback" team. The objective is for every student to develop the core competencies needed for ministry, growth in their self understanding, and increased spiritual vitality.
TFE students create a personalized Covenant of Learning, which specifies the objectives and goals of their TFE ministry experience. The Covenant of Learning integrates leadership character qualities and ministry skills.
- TFE is a two-semester course
- TFE is offered in a fall-spring sequence only
- Completion of both semesters is required to complete the course
- Students will meet in the same class section for both semesters
- TFE continues for at least 35 consecutive weeks (late August - early May)
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