Field Education at Wesley: Practice in Ministry and Mission
The field education experience at Wesley prepares seminarians to serve the community effectively as ministers of the Gospel in a culturally diverse world. The Practice in Ministry and Mission (PMM) office collaborates with congregations (of various denominations) and non-profits (hospitals, college campus ministries, retirement communities, social justice organizations, charitable support, etc.) to setup internships at approved teaching settings.
The pre-requisite to start PMM (field education) is 24 credit hours (including Spiritual Formation courses: MM101 and MM102). Seminarians can fulfill their PMM requirement over two consecutive summers or one academic year. Summer PMM internships are full-time (25 hours/week for 9 weeks). Fall/spring (academic year) internships are part-time (8-9 hours per week for the duration of the academic year). Questions? Please contact PM&M Office.
Sites are annually invited or may at any time request to become a PMM listed sites. Seminarians are able to view these sites on the Blackboard organization PMM-001 PMM Ministry Setting Listed Sites by contacting the PM&M office.
Each seminarian seeking a placement may also propose a ministry setting that may be a congregation or a nonprofit. More information for sites may be found on Congregations and Nonprofits and the seminarian placement process is found on Applying for PM&M.
Student Pastor Program
Available to seminarians who are serving pastoral appointments at the time they enter Wesley Theological Seminary. If you are a pastor interested in applying to Wesley, please discuss this field education option with our Admissions team upon application. Seminarians who receive pastoral appointments after beginning studies at Wesley may request to use their pastoral appointment as a potential PMM or SPP placement. Questions? Please contact the SPP team.
The PM&M faculty and staff are available to advise and assist you with all aspects of the PM&M program, which includes student pastors. The PM&M office is located at Wesley's main campus in the Kresge building, office suite K-107. Please feel free to contact us.