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 ordainedwas 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 theologicaland pastoral education began. Then, for a long time, the prevailingmodel of training was residential. Students lived where theystudied, like undergraduates at university.