Project Documents

Date of Award


Document Type

Project Report

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry


Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary


Doctor of Ministry DMin

First Advisor

Arnold A. Kurtz

Second Advisor

Donald G. Jacobsen

Third Advisor

Robert M. Johnston



The ministerial internship program is an important part of ministerial education in the West Indonesia Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. The absence of official guidelines for the ministerial internship training program in this area has resulted in the uncertainty of some, if not many, of the supervisors and the supervisees regarding their proper roles in the internship program.


For the development of guidelines for ministerial internship training, data and information from the following areas have been studied: (1) The undergirding philosophy and the theological principles of supervision based upon the Bible and the relevant literature on field education; (2) a questionnaire to validate the need for guidelines for ministerial internship program sent to the mission presidents of the West Indonesia Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists; (3) interviews and correspondence with the leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America, the Far Eastern Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the West Indonesia Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists.


The project suggests the need for well defined criteria of ministerial internship training program and the need for the understanding by the entire church organization including the school, the local mission, the supervisor, and the local parish of the ministerial internship program as a cooperative undertaking.

Subject Area

Seventh-day Adventists--Clergy, Training of; West Indonesia Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists

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