Field Education for Seminary Students

Through a partnership with Duke Divinity School, Anathoth is a site for Master of Divinity (M.Div) students to fulfill field education requirements. Field education “provides an opportunity for students to discern their vocational identity through contextual learning.”(Duke Divinity School, Office of Field Education)

Field ed students interact with our other youth and young adult interns during the summer.
Food and agriculture present future ministers with unique opportunities to approach neighborhood ministry.
Field ed students become a close-knit part of the community.

The ministerial and educational opportunities that Divinity students receive while serving with Anathoth, part-time for the academic year or full-time for ten weeks over the summer are wide-ranging and deep, include but are not limited to:

– Extending social and spiritual support to children and adults from diverse backgrounds
– Facilitating worshipful experiences in the garden such as Bible studies and Eucharist services
– Learning to navigate the horticultural and social challenges of an agrarian ministry
– Behind-the-scenes of some of the fundraising and administrative responsibilities of running a non-profit organization

All in all, this formational opportunity is designed to engage Divinity students in imagining a holistic, sacramental, way of approaching faith and ministry. Field education at Anathoth is perfect for self-initiating students who can bring their gifts, skills and experience to bear in service while simultaneously opening up to learning from experiences which are often physically, spiritually, and emotionally demanding.  

If you are a pursuing theological education at an institution other than Duke Divinity School and are interested in pursuing field education at Anathoth, please contact us. Understand that while we are willing to work with you and your school so that you can receive credit, we currently do not have the adequate funding to compensate outside of what we offer to summer interns: curriculum-based education, room, board, vegetables, and a modest living stipend.