|When the new is definitely better than the old|
|Written by Peter Johnston|
|Tuesday, 21 October 2008 18:01|
I was at another training day today for the Ministries Council. It was the second part of training on the enquiry process for accompanying people who feel a call to the ministry. I have to say that the current system is far, far better than it was when I went to "selection school", after all they let me through!
Rather than a concentrated two days, the process is now spread over many months and includes practical experience, plenty of time for reflection and observation, feedback and also journalling. This latter is interesting to me as a budding blogger.Enquirers must keep a private journal of their experiences week by week, and reflect back on it at regular intervals both to think about what they have achieved and to see where they have come spiritually on their journey. It seems to be a very helpful tool.
As we talked about journalling today the similarities to writing a blog were clear, though inevitably when you are writing for an online readership you are a little more circumspect about what to include than you would be if writing just for yourself! Nonetheless, it is an interesting development and one which I am glad the Ministries Council have adopted.
[Note the image above is borrowed... I like it but wish the point of focus was on the nib - that's what I would have done!]