Welcome to McCormick’s Field Studies Program. As the seminary prepares women and men for ministry in an ever-changing world, we recognize the importance of an integrated educational experience offered in partnership with churches and ministry related agencies. The Field Studies program provides students the opportunity to be involved in the practice of ministry under supervision as a part of their academic study and formal training while enrolled in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry degree programs.
Today’s students are an amazingly diverse group. In recent years McCormick students have brought a wide range of experiences and expectations to theological education. Ranging from 21 to 60+ years in age; they are female and male from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, representing many faith traditions, cultures and nations; single and married with and without children. They come from careers in business, education, science, technology, the public and private sector. Some are homemakers and community volunteers.
Whether called to serve Jesus Christ in ministries of ordained or lay leadership in the local church, denominational agencies or to ministries of justice and public service in the world, McCormick students come to seminary as adult learners seeking to be equipped for a future as leaders in the transformational ministry of Jesus Christ’s church in the world.
We welcome student colleagues and ministry partners to this exciting venture in shared education between the seminary and the communities where practice and theory come together for the building up of God’s people.