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Field Education

Welcome to Field Education at Louisville Seminary!


Field Education remains a cornerstone of the Master of Divinity curriculum at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. We believe that deep learning occurs not only through readings and classroom experiences, but also through the very practice of ministry. By doing, reflecting on that doing with peers and mentors, and then going back to do again, we learn more about God, ourselves, and our communities.

Field Education Director Marcus Hong and Administrative Assistant Laura March are eager to guide you through the joys and challenges (and paperwork!) of Field Education. Come see us on the first floor of Schlegel Hall, offices 103 and 104, or contact us by e-mail or phone (our information is on the right-hand side of the page).

Louisville Seminary supports a variety of opportunities to serve in ministry. [If you are reading this and you are interested in becoming a Field Education Site, please go to our Supervisors Page.] 

First-year students are able to work in unique agency placements, such as the VA Medical Center, Baptist Health Floyd, Hosparus, nursing homes, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offices, campus ministry, and more. Congregational placements in churches spanning many denominations are reserved for second-year students who have completed several vital introductory courses during their first year. Other, more intensive full-time experiences, including Clinical Pastoral Education in a hospital, summer-time intensives, and year-long internships are also available after the first year of coursework.
 
Whether you intend to do an agency placement during your first year or not, ALL incoming MDiv students must make an appointment to meet with the Field Education Director during your first weeks on campus. A major part of our work at the Field Ed Office involves getting to know each of you individually, exploring your past leadership experiences, your vision for future ministry, and your personal learning goals. If you are interested in a first-year placement, please e-mail Laura March to schedule a meeting with Marcus for August 29 or 31.

Before we meetALL MDiv students must complete and return the Biographical Sketch 2018-19 (click to access), which will help you to reflect on your vocation, and will jump start our conversation. You can submit this biographical sketch at any time over the summer, but it must be submitted at least 24 hours before our meeting so the Director can read it.

A program overview can be found here (click to access). The links on the left-hand side of this page offer in depth information about everything Field Education.
 
May God richly bless you in life and ministry! We look forward to meeting you.

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Marcus Hong
Field Education Director and
Prof. of Practical Theology
(502) 894-2294
email Marcus

Out in the Field
By Marcus Hong

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Laura March
Administrative Secretary
(502) 992-9382
email Laura
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