Rooted training for growth
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 @ 00:07
Mixed-mode training for ordination is increasingly in demand.
Jemima Thackray considers some of the
THERE was a time when all you needed to be ordained
was to have an MA and a bishop who was willing to lay hands on you.
But with the rise of the professional classes in the 19th century,
the practice of equipping ordination candidates with a theological
and pastoral education began. Then, for a long time, the prevailing
model of training was residential. Students lived where they
studied, like undergraduates at university.