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Master of Divinity MIDDLER Self-Assessment

Please indicate your growth and development in the following areas by ticking a number 0-5, with 0 meaning "not prepared" and 5 meaning "well-prepared". If you have not yet taken a course or had ministry preparation related to the knowledge or skill set, mark "n/a". After you complete this form, keep a copy for your record and include a copy in your Middler Packet.
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Articulate an understanding of texts and traditions
Critically engage with those texts and traditions
Apply your understanding of texts and traditions to particular situations
Theologically ground ministerial and vocational arts, including preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, and community organizing
Communicate the theological/ philosophical/ aesthetic traditions of your own religious community(ies)
Engage in new theological discourses
Articulate the relationship of the text to its context of origin and use
Understand a spectrum of approaches to interpreting sacred texts for the contemporary context
Recognize all knowledge as contextual
Articulate the importance of your own context
Demonstrate an awareness of another’s context, especially across differences with respect to race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, and religious affiliation, etc.
Ability to imagine the translation from one context to another
Avoid inappropriate boundary crossing and misappropriation
Articulate the connection between your spiritual practice(s) and the development of a leadership style
Demonstrate a personal integrity and character based on spiritual values
Practice a spirituality that engages the wider society
Develop a spiritual-rootedness to sustain your work in the world
Effectively link spirituality and leadership in a community of accountability
Engage life and work with cultural humility and respect for cross-cultural differences
Form partnerships with other organizations and individuals
Work with people of different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences
Incorporate insights from non-academic contexts in your work
Integrate the various intellectual disciplines, fields, topics, and themes of theological education in the practices of ministry and public leadership in a variety of contexts
Articulate a theologically grounded position on social justice issues
Organize community efforts toward achieving social change
Develop a definition of social transformation in critical, constructive, theological and historical modes.
3. Communities of Accountability and other concerns.