First Call Theological Education

First Call Theological Education (FCTE) is a three-year structured program of personal and leadership development designed to provide assistance to newly called leaders in the transition to rostered ministry. The three goal areas for learning in FCTE are:

  1. Ministerial Identity
    Assuming a religious leadership role and finding a balance between ministerial and personal identity.
  2. Ministry Skills
    Learning how to provide leadership for the variety of functions in the life of a congregation or agency being served.
  3. Context of Ministry
    Discovering the history, values, and commitments that shape ministry in this particular place.

FCTE involves theological reflection, experimental learning and learning from mentors and colleagues as well as from congregational leaders. The congregation is considered part of the broad theological education network.

For more information, contact Rev. Susan Miller (507-280-9457 or miller@semnsynod.org)

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