Course: Ministry Practicum
Course: Bible 425
Credit hours: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Robert J. Young
Holy Bible. [Any translation.]
Pyle and Seals, Experiencing Ministry Supervision.
Robert J. Young. Ohio Valley College Practicum Handbook.
[Note: No other books will be required purchases, but the student may expect to read several books during the course of the field experience.]
This course is designed to integrate factual knowledge of the Bible and the ministry process with practical field applications in actual ministry situations and settings. See above under prerequisites for additional information concerning the course. [See the handbook for a more complete understanding of the dynamics of the course.]
[Student expectations are set forth in the catalog. These paragraphs clarify matters that pertain to this class.]
Attendance Policy and Classroom Conduct
Since no classroom time is involved in the course, these sections do not apply. The student is expected to spend the required time in the activities outlined in the handbook and practicum contract.
Homework must be turned in on time. Students who do not submit timely work will fail the class. Students who enroll during the spring or Maymester academic term with the intention of completing the field lab at a later time, e.g. during the summer, should consider all materials due six weeks after the completion of the practicum or the first Monday of fall classes, whichever is later. Fall enrollment is discouraged unless the student will complete the course work before the conclusion of the following spring semester. Unless an exception is granted in writing, the student should plan to complete the practicum within a calendar year after registration in the course.
Class withdrawal procedures set forth in the catalog must be followed. The student must initiate an official process. The student who neither does the work nor drops the class will receive a grade of "F."
Goals and Objectives
Goals and objectives for the ministry field lab experience are set forth in the Practicum Handbook.
Criteria for Evaluation
Criteria used in evaluation are suggested in the Practicum Handbook.
Grading Scale [% of possible points]
A 93-100% B 85-92% C 75-84% F <75%
Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
If you have a diagnosed disability and need special accommodations, please notify the Office of the Provost before or immediately after your first scheduled class meeting. After your disability has been verified, your instructor will work with you and the Office of the Provost to insure that you have a fair opportunity to perform in the course.