Mentorship & Practicum


Each Student is assigned a mentor.  A mentor fills many roles in guiding students through their seminary journey.

Their are currently three Practicums to chose from at MAS – The Pastoral Track which would include students interested in ordination, and leading in the local church.  The Ministry Track for students interested in serving.  This track will introduce them to various ministries within the local church and outside of it.  The Marketplace Track helps equip businessmen and women to be better image bearers in the workplace.

Metro Atlanta Seminary’s Mentoring Program goes side-by-side with our Practicum Program. The mentor is there to provide counsel and direction to students while encouraging and assisting them in meeting their Practicum requirements

Students meet one on one each month with their mentor to discuss life and their calling from a practical and spiritual perspective. Together they will journey through two books each academic year that will stimulate conversation and growth.
The student may want to recommend a possible mentor from their own church, but if they do not have anyone in their life that would fit this position, MAS is usually able to help match the student with a mentor.

The Practicums are designed to enable the student to experience life in the ministry they feel called to by God.  For the Pastoral Track you will be involved in teaching, preaching, worship, visiting the sick and walking alongside the ones left behind.  In the Ministry Track you will interview leaders in various church and charitable organizations in an effort to understand how their programs got started, who do they serve and how it survives.  You will also roll up your sleeves and and volunteer for the real experience of serving in the kingdom.  For those leaders in the workplace, you will learn and experience among other things, ways you can bring Christ into your workplace and how to resolve conflict from a Christian perspective. 

Working the hours required in your practicum involves learning ministry ingredients not covered in the formal teaching part of the the curriculum.  

At this time Metro Atlanta Seminary offers students Practicum Tracks in three areas –

Pastoral

Generally chosen by students preparing for ordination, chaplaincy and those involved in leading and teaching in their local church.

Ministry

Students who do not feel called to the Pastoral Track but do feel called to serve God’s people in a proactive way often pick this track.  It introduces them to a number of various ministries found inside and outside the local church.

Marketplace

Your vocation is the working in the world.  You desire to do a better job of dealing with the issues you face day to day in this world.  What does serving God look like in this capacity?  How can I be a better image bearer and how can I bring Christ to my workplace?  That is what the Marketplace Track is all about.

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