ABOUT: Pilgrimage Pathways
In our program, students have to complete a practicum unit (3.5 credits) every quarter, starting with their very first quarter. Practicums are on-the-ground work with pastors, Christian businesses, or Christian non-profits. Usually, this involves anywhere from 8 to 16 hours a week.
The idea here is to give students an opportunity to develop those intangible relationship skills that are so very crucial to long-term success in the ministry. The best way to do this is to pair students up with proven men and women of the faith. Thus, we sometimes refer to practicums as mentorships and to the practicum leaders as mentors.
The practicums can be 8 weeks, 16 weeks, 24 weeks, or even 32 weeks. This helps a student take advantage of both short-term experiences in scaled-down venues and also longer stretches in ministries that allow for a rich variety of workplace activities.
Currently, students can chose practicums from the following locations:
Alpha Savings Consultants (Gibsonia, PA)
Crosspoint Alliance Church (Fairlawn, OH)
Waukesha Bible Church (Waukesha, OH)
First Baptist of Fort Atkinson (Fort Atkinson, WI)
Northbrook Baptist Church (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Harvest Community Church (Franklin, WI)
Youth for Christ Ministries (Cleveland, OH)
Macedonia Christian Academy (Alamo, TX)
Iglesia Bautista Betania (Mission, TX)
Camp Loma de Vida Ministries (Edinburgh, TX)