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The Importance of Mentoring and Field Education at Phoenix Seminary

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Phoenix Seminary is a nationally-recognized, graduate-level theological seminary located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. This centralized metropolitan location provides our students with a wide range of multi-cultural and multi-generational opportunities to gain practical ministry experience.

In a recent survey conducted by the Association of Theological Schools, over 80 percent of graduates who completed field education or an internship said their experience was important or very important to their training. That’s one reason that Phoenix Seminary is invested in both internship programs and in our unique church-partnership program, the Ministry Apprenticeship Alliance (MAA). These integrated aspects of our degree programs provide rich opportunities to learn and grow through on-site ministry experience.

Along with this emphasis on field education, we also recognize that personal character and integrity are foundational for success in ministry. Because of that, every student completing a degree program at Phoenix Seminary is paired with a personal mentor. These one-on-one mentoring relationships are established between students and Seminary professors, pastors, or other leaders in the local Christian community to help foster academic and spiritual accountability and growth.

Through these opportunities for personal mentoring and field education, Phoenix Seminary fulfills our motto of Scholarship with a Shepherd’s Heart. Learn more about our degree programs or about what makes Phoenix Seminary distinctive.

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