Theological Field Education

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Theological Field Education (TFE) site. TFE at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary seeks to equip seminarians with practical and professional competencies for ministry (e.g. parish, chaplaincy, social ministry, etc.).

The goal of Theological Field Education (TFE) is the formation of reflective practitioners of ministry.  TFE is not focused only on the development and refinement of pastoral skills or ministerial techniques.  At its core is the development of ministry practitioners who are intentional about theological reflection in order to create insightful religious action.  TFE offers a setting for you to bring your professed and operational theologies into conversation with each other and seek to find alignment between them.

Mentorship is an important aspect of TFE. TFE is built around the mentoring relationship between a ministry context mentor (MCM) and an individual seminarian. Your initiative in the program cannot be overemphasized.  Ultimately you will get out of TFE what you are willing to put into it.  TFE places ownership and direction into your hands.  You take ownership of your own learning through the learning alliance created between you, the seminary, and your ministry context mentor (MCM).  MCMs desire to work with someone who takes responsibility for their own growth.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact me; I look forward to hearing from you. 


Kenley D. Hall


Kenley D. Hall, DMin
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
Director, Theological Field Education
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
269-471-6358 (Office)
269-471-6202 (Fax)

Documents and Resources

[Last Updated: Sept. 9, 2012]
Church Placement Contract
Listing of Churches
Chaplaincy Petition for First Year MDiv Students
Chaplaincy Petition for Second Year MDiv Students
Syllabus for CHMN 560 Theological Field Education

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