Mentored Practice: Student Tracks

  • The parish: the student works two semesters in a local church.
  • The community: the student works one semester in a local church and one semester in a community-related ministry.
  • The clinical: the student works one semester in a local church and does one unit of CPE, or CIP at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

 

"The moment of prayer is one of vulnerability for both the inmate and for me to share in the Spirit of God. I asked one man, an admitted agnostic, if he would be interested in a prayer. He answered, “Well, if you want to.”  I responded, “It’s not what I want but what you want that matters. There can be comfort in knowing that someone is praying for you, even if you don’t yourself.”  He thought a moment and then answered, “Well, in that case I would like it.  I would appreciate that.”  I could tell that he meant it.

Linda Mawhorter

M.Div. student, on ministry at the Cumberland County Jail