(PUBAbingdon)Make the best of your seminary years instead of letting them frustrate you! Through the lens of spiritual formation, Cetuk examines your call, classroom learning, community life, field education, financial realities, and time management, stressing both the challenges and opportunities. 240 pages, softcover.
In What to Expect in Seminary, Virginia Samuel Cetuk looks at the various facets of theological education -- the call to ministry, classroom learning, community life, field education, financial realities, time-management challenges -- through the lens of spiritual formation. In each chapter she challenges readers to view the particular topic as an avenue to spiritual growth instead of as an obstacle to the same. Offering readers the conceptual tool of reframing, she draws upon psychology, Scripture, and her many years' experiences in theological education to help readers see both the challenges and the rich opportunities of theological education related to ministry and spiritual formation.
Virginia Samuel Cetuk is Associate Dean for Contextual Learning and Director of Supervised Ministry, The Theological School of Drew University and an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, Northern New Jersey Conference.