Mentoring : discussion starters for pastoral interns in Grace Communion International.

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Drew Theological School

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Doctor of Ministry


Grace Communion International is a denomination that went through dramatic theological and doctrinal change in the early 1990's. In the midst of change GCI's Ambassador University, the feeder system for training new pastors was closed. In the building of a new system to train Pastoral Interns a need was recognized to produce written material for meaningful ministry dialogue between Pastoral Interns and Life Mentors in GCI. Through the cooperative, creative work of the Advisory Team a selection of nine pastoral essays were written and then field tested with ten Pastoral Interns and their Life Mentors.