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The Best Book on Field Education Feb 5, 2004
Whether you are thinking about CPE, an internship, or any other field education experience as a student or as a supervisor, you will find a wealth of expert guidance in Experiencing Ministry Supervision.
The book includes contributions from eight directors of field education at various Southern Baptist theological seminaries. That all the authors are Southern Baptist does not limit the utility of this book. As a ministry student in a far more liberal denomination, I have found the material equally applicable to my own situation.
Topics covered include selecting a site and supervisor, designing a learning covenant, working with lay committees, getting the most out of your supervisory conferences, and more. The material is well organized and well written. You can easily skim to find the information you need, but you'll eventually want to read the entire book.
There are two limitations, however. The book focuses on field education in church settings, so students pursuing field education in community ministry settings will find little directed specifically to them. The book also focuses only on reasonably good internship experiences. While it will help you avoid some typical pitfalls, major problems are beyond its scope.
If you are looking for a book that tells you nearly everything you ever wanted to know about field education (but were afraid to ask), look no further. You've found it.