All ATFE members are educators, curating contextual learning experiences and networking with institutional partners. We are also teachers, preachers, and regular contributors to the field through research, writing, and scholarship.

Reflective Practice supports and is supported by ATFE.

Volume 42 of Reflective Practice is now available with over a dozen ATFE colleagues contributing!  Click here to read the issue, available free online:  Reflective Practice, Vol 42.

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Dear ATFE Colleagues,
Formation and Supervision as Creative Imagination
Volume 43, 2023

How long, O Lord? How long?

This last year, just as we began to be hopeful, the omicron variant entered our collective experience.
We’ve learned to be more resilient, but how long?
We’ve supported students in their learning as graduate programs, faith communities, medical centers, and community service organizations have struggled with safety and protocols, but how long?
We’ve creatively reconstructed classroom experiences and learned new technical skills, but how long?
We’ve grieved the loss of collegial in-person conferences and trainings, but how long?

We believe the extreme constraints under which we are working are providing us with an opportunity to tap into our deep wells of creative expression and that we are doing just that right now. Reflective Practice wants to foster, celebrate, and share the emerging creativity in our field by inviting you, our readers, to write about the imaginative ways you are offering formation and supervision to those you serve. Volume 43 provides the blue-sky space, the blank canvas, the dreamer’s playground to imagine how the work that we do could tap into new pathways and practices, enliven tradition, or envision whole new vistas for formation and supervision.

We extend this invitation to all our creative colleagues—to imagine formation and supervision afresh. Essays, poems, visual art, and case studies outside of the theme are also welcome.

We look forward to the spark that volume 43 will provide to inform our work and encourage each other. For more information or to express interest in contributing to volume 43, please contact co-editors Nancy Wood,, or Matthew Floding, The deadline for submissions to volume 43 is October 1, 2022.

Grace and peace,
Matt Floding

Research and Publications Committee

The Research and Publications Committee supports ATFE members who conduct research, publish articles, and produce books. The committee fosters and encourages qualitative and quantitative research. One particular interest is supporting research that benefits the proliferation of ATFE’s work through collaborative efforts of field educators.

Current Chair
Sung Hee Chang
Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry
Director of Supervised Ministry and Vocational Planning
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte Campus
t: 980-636-1681

ATFE Research Grants

The committee invites applications for ATFE Research Grants. This is an opportunity for ATFE members to research and present on an area of interest that intersects with the work of Field Educators. The committee is primarily concerned with encouraging field educators to build their research skills and explore questions that impact their work with students, institutions and the wider community. Collaborative proposals are encouraged. We also see this as an opportunity for members to build exposure to the grant writing process.

Criteria for ATFE Grant Awards

  1. The applicant must be a member of ATFE in good standing. This criterion can be waived, if the proposed research directly focuses on furthering the goals of ATFE.
  2. The proposal must be complete and submitted by March 1.
  3. The Research & Publications Committee will evaluate the proposal on the quality of the application, its relevance for theological field education, and its alignment with the current goals and objectives of the association.
  4. The applicant must include a plan for dissemination of the results. This can be done by sharing with the ATFE membership the results of his/her research through a presentation at the Biennial consultation or a scholarly publication such as Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry. The applicant must stipulate in the proposal how they plan to share their results and at which Consultation they would be willing to make their presentation.
  5. Preference will be given to research that will be carried out as part of a sabbatical.
  6. Applicants who are part of the Research & Publications Committee are eligible, but must absent themselves from the deliberation process.
  7. Preference is given to first time applicants. Prior funding does not, however, preclude award.
  8. The ATFE Research Committee may not award any funding if the proposal(s) submitted do not merit award or do not implement the aims of ATFE.  Generally, study leaves or course preparation will not be funded.

Applying for an ATFE Research Grant:

  1. The proposal needs to be submitted to the Chair of the ATFE Research Committee. The committee chair will circulate it among the committee members for review and final recommendation.
  2. Applications are due no later than March 1 of each year.
  3. The proposal needs to be brief with the narrative portion not more than 5 pages single-spaced.
  4.  Please note that the bi-annual funds available for all ATFE research grant proposals is $4,000. We recommend grant requests of $1000 so that we are able to support multiple requests.

A Complete Proposal Includes:

  1. Abstract of your Proposal
  2. Outline of the nature of the research to be conducted (this needs to be a clear statement of your research focus)
  3. Narrative that includes: the research, its relevance for theological field education and how the applicant plans to share the results with ATFE. Include purpose and procedures relevant to research type (e.g., anticipated outcomes, theoretical framework, methods for sampling, data collection and analysis, and instruments proposed) as well as, your anticipated outcomes, plan for evaluation and a date for completion of the project.
  4. Budget
  5. Timeline that includes dates for research, evaluation, financial reporting and dissemination
  6. CV or Resume of applicant and if applicable, other research partners.


Publications by ATFE Members

We celebrate ATFE member publications here.



Bonnie Abadie, Believing While Grieving: A Journey to Find Blessing in Brokenness, Balboa Press, 2019.

Matthew Floding and Sung Hee Chang, eds., Enlighten: Learning in Theological Field Education, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.

William B. Kincaid, Letters to the Church: Encouragement and Engagement for the 2020 Election, Wipf & Stock, 2020.

___________, Like Stepping into a Canoe: Nimbleness and the Transition into Ministry, Wipf and Stock, 2018.

John Senior and Matthew Floding, eds., Empower: A Toolkit for Mentoring in Theological Field Education, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.

Christina Zaker, Surprised by God: Teaching Reflection through the Parables, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.



Bonnie Abadie, Matthew Floding, Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Caroline McCall, “Excellence in Supervision: Listening to our Students,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2020, Vol. 40.

Chris Arockiaraj, Sung Hee Chang, Dorothee Tripodi, “Excellence in Supervision: Theories of Supervision,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2020, Vol. 40.

Barbara J. Blodgett, “Practicing Curiosity,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2018, Vol. 38.

Catherine Brall, Timothy Coltvet, Daniel Corpening, “Excellence in Supervision: Literature Review,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2020, Vol. 40.

Brady Bryce, “What Ministers Should Know: Identifying Expectations for Minister Knowledge in Protestant American Free Churches,” Practical Theology, June 2020.

__________, “Stumbling Into Theological Field Education: Exploring the Move from ‘Knowing How’ to ‘Teaching How’,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2018, Vol. 38.

Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, Catrina Ciccone, Marcus Hong, Susan MacAlpine-Gillis, “Excellence in Supervision: Practical Wisdom from Supervisors/Mentors,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2020, Vol. 40.

Matthew Floding, “Excellence in Supervision: Introduction and Conclusion,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2020, Vol. 40.

_________, Sung Hee Chung, John Senior, and Faye Taylor, “Engaging Formational Stories and Pastoral Imagination,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2019, Vol. 39.

                  , William H. Lamar IV and Cheryle D. Moore, “Report: Forum on Ministerial Formation in Black Church Traditions,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2018, Vol. 38.

                  , Sung Hee Chang, Joanne Lindstrom, David W. Watkins III, Barbara J. Blodgett, Susan E. Fox, Kimberly L. Clayton, Lucinda Huffaker, Susan L. LeFeber, Catherine M. Brall, “Engaging the Dynamics of Pastoral Imagination for Field Education,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2017, Vol. 37.

Kate Lassiter, “Where there is hurt, there must be healing: Native Values, Restorative Justice, and Feminist Bridgework,” in T.M. Kelly and B. Pennington, eds., Bridge Building: Pope Francis’ Practical Theological Approach, Herder & Herder, 2020.

Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, “Nurturing Leadership Development for the Now and the Next: A Denominational Perspective,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2018, Vol. 38.

Leslie Veen, “Jethro and Moses: A Biblical Model of Supervision from Exodus 18,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2018, Vol. 38.

Christina R. Zaker, “Anatomy of a Site Visit,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2018, Vol. 39.

______________, Tanya Linn Bennett, Tamara Wilden, Thomas Elliott, “Excellence in Supervision: Training Site Supervisors/Mentors,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2020, Vol. 40.


Book Reviews

Barbara J. Blodgett, review of Roots & Routes: Calling, Ministry, and the Power of Place. Randy G. Litchfield (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2019), Encounter, 2020.

                          , review of A Leader’s Guide to Competency-Based Education:

From Inception to Implementation, Deborah J. Bushway, Laurie Dodge, and Charla S. Long (Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2018),, January 18, 2019.

                          , review of Envisioning the Faculty for the 21st Century: Moving to a Mission-Oriented and Learner-Centered Model. Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Maxey, editors (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016),, May 2017.

                        , review of Studio Teaching in Higher Education: Selected Design Cases.  Elizabeth Boling, Richard A. Schwier, Colin M. Gray, Kennon M. Smith, and Katy Campbell, editors (New York, NY: Routledge, 2016),, September 18, 2017.

                        , review of Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love. William H. Willimon (Abingdon, 2016), Encounter 77, no. 2, 2017.

Matthew Floding, review of Like Stepping into a Canoe: Nimbleness and the Transition into Ministry, William Kincaid, (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018), Reflective Practice, Vol. 40, 2020.

                         , review of Mentoring for Ministry: The Grace of Growing Pastors, Craig T. Kocher, Jason Byassee and James C. Howell, editors., (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017), Reflective Practice, Vol. 39, 2019.

Leslie Veen, review of Mentoring: Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives, Dean K. Thompson and D. Cameron Murchison, editors (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018), Reflective Practice, Vol. 39, 2019.


Blodgett, Barbara, “Grading Matters in Theological Education,” Teaching Theology & Religion Volume 20, Issue 4 October 2017.

Bryce, Brady. Theology in Practice:  Context for Minister Formation. Restoration Quarterly, Vol. 59, No. 2, 2017.

Crowder, Stephanie Buckhanon. “A Mother-Whore is Still a Mother: Revelation 17-18 and African American Mothers” in Parenting as Spiritual Practice and Source for Theology: Mothering Matters. Edited by Claire Bischoff, et al. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming Fall 2017.


ATFE Bibliography Minneapolis Biennial 2017

Recent Publications By ATFE Members

Willard W. C. Ashley, Sr., ed.  Learning to Lead: Lessons in Leadership for People of Faith. Woodstock, VT: Sky Light Paths Publishing, 2016.

Barbara J. Blodgett,  Matthew Floding, ed. Brimming with God: Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

__________ .”Engaging in Ministry Ethically.” Engage! A Theological Field Education Toolkit. Matthew Floding and Lucinda Huffaker, ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

Joseph E. Bush.  Practical Theology in Church and Society. Eugene: Cascade, 2016.

________, Sue Withers, “Which Religion is Better?” Brimming With God: Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry. Matt Floding and Barbara Blodgett, ed.: 133-146. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

_________. “Land Ethic Through a Retrospective Lens: Focusing and Refocusing Moral Community.” New Theology Review 26:2 (2014): 13-22.

Matthew Floding,  Lucinda Huffaker, Rhonda Parker, Thomas Fuller, Jennie Lee Rodriguez, Allison St. Louis. “The Power of the Learning Community Model for the Development of Supervisor-Mentors.” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry 35 (2015): 220-243.

__________, Barbara J. Blodgett, ed. Brimming with God: Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

__________, Deborah K. Davis. “The Gifts of One Hour: Strategies for Reflective Supervision.” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry 36 (2016): 197-214.

_________, ed. Engage: a Theological Field Education Toolkit. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

Mark Chung Hearn. Religious Experience among Second Generation Korean Americans. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

C. Anthony Hunt. Keep Looking Up: Sermons on the Psalms. Lima, OH: Wyndham Hall Press, 2016.

_________. My Hope is Built: Essays, Sermons and Prayers on Religion and Race. Lima, OH, 2011.

Theresa O’Keefe. “Companioning Adolescents into Adulthood:  Secondary Schools as Communities of Care and Growth.” Education Matters: Readings in Pastoral Care for School Chaplains, Guidance Counsellors and Teachers. James O’Higgins Norman, ed. Dublin: Veritas, 2014.

Christian Scharen. Fieldwork in Theology: Exploring the Social Context of God’s Work in the World. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

________, Eileen Campbell-Reed. Learning Pastoral Imagination (Auburn Studies 21). (Winter 2016).

________, Sharon Miller. Bright Spots in Theological Education (Auburn Studies 22). (Summer 2016).

_________, Dorothy Bass, Kathleen Cahalan, Bonnie Miller-McLemore, James Nieman. Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why It Matters. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016.

John E. Senior. “Engaging in a Nonprofit Context.” Engage! A Theological Field Education Toolkit. Matthew Floding,  Lucinda Huffaker, ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

_________. A Theology of Political Vocation: Christian Life and Public Office. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015.

Daryl L. Smith. More Than a Great Wedding 2: Creating Communities Where Healthy Relationships Thrive. Don.Q.Dox, 2015.

________. The End of Small Groups: Leading Incarnational Villages. Don.Q.Dox, 2015.

Christina Zaker. “Parable as a Lens for Theological Reflection.” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry 35 (2015).

________. “Empowering Families to be Faith-Filled Evangelizers.” Chicago Studies, 55:1 (Spring 2016).

________, Barbara J. Blodgett. “Lack of Grace at Grace Church.” Brimming with God: Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry. Barbara J. Blodgett, Matthew Floding, ed.   Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015:147-157.



Lee Beach. The Church in Exile: Living in Hope after Christendom. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2015.

Jeffrey H. Mahan. Media, Religion and Culture: An Introduction.

William M. Kondrath. Congregational Resources for Facing Feelings.


Lee Beach. “Sculpting a Lesson.” In Stanley E. Porter, ed. Let Those Who Can, Teach.

James M. Brandt. “Student Formation through Experiential and Transformative Learning: Pedagogical Insights from/for Contextual Education.” In Sondra Higgins Matthaei, Nancy R. Howell, eds. Proleptic Pedagogy: Theological Education Anticipating the Future.

Lorraine Ste-Marie. “Pour un leadership écclesial en résonance avec les théories du développement humain et organisationelle.” In Vivre ensemble : Actes du Colloque de la Société Internationale de la Théologie Pratique, mai 2012.

Lorraine Ste-Marie. “Supervision pastorale et identité ministérielle.” In K. Demasure, L. Tardif, eds., avec la collaboration de Marie-Rose Tannous. Théologie pratique et pratiques de théologie, Breches théologiques.

Lorraine Ste-Marie. “Les déplacements des lieux d’autorités : Impact sur la formation des agents pastoraux.” In Autorité et Pouvoir : Actes du Colloque de la Société Internationale de la Théologie Pratiques, juin 2014. Drongen, Belgium: Lumen Vitae, 2015.

Lorraine Ste-Marie. “Relecture théologiques du chapitre de Mme Hélène Tessier intitulé : ‘Accommodements raissonables : où en est la réflexion morales sur le droit à l’égalité.'” In K. Demasure, L. Tardif, eds., avec la collaboration de Marie-Rose Tannous. Théologie pratique et pratiques de théologie, Breches théologiques.

Jenny Whitcher. “Breaking the Civic Spirit: Experiences of Young Organizers.” In Harry C. Boyte, ed. Democracy’s Education: Public Work, Citizenship and the Future of Colleges and Universities. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2015.


Lee Beach. “Friend or Foe?: The Role of the Scholar in the Emerging Church.” With Dr. Steve Studebaker. Theological Education 48.2, 2014.

Barbara Blodgett, Matthew Floding. “The Role of Theological Reflection Within Field Education.” Reflective Practice 34, 2014.

Isabel Decampo. “Love is my Song, Peace is my Name: Cultivating Peace through a Women’s Interfaith Dialogue.” 2015.

Susan E. Fox, Joanne Lindstrom Stephanie Croom. “Digital Natives–Ministry Immigrants.” Reflective Practice 34, 2014.

Mary C. Froehle, Kate Lassiter, Diane Maloney. “Fieldnotes: Facilitating Conversations About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Field Education.” Reflective Practice 34, 2014.

Axel Schoeber. “Making Space for Online Students to Create Relevancy From Course Content for their Contexts.” Reflective Practice, May 2016.

Lorraine Ste-Marie. “In Celebration of Multivalence in Practical Theology.” Toronto Journal of Theology 29.1, Spring 2013.

Lorraine Ste-Marie. “From Pasts to Possibilities: Finding our Way as the Association of Theological Field Education.” Reflective Practice 33, 2013.

Lorraine Ste-Marie, Flavie Baudet. “Une formation intégrale pour les agents pastoraux : Stratégies préventives au burnout.” Lumen Vitae, numéro special, Septembre 2013. “Burn out, épuisement des agents pastoraux.”

Book Reviews

Lee Beach. Review of A Peaceable Hope: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives by David J. Neville. Cultural Encounters 10, 1, 2014.

Lee Beach. Review of Green Shoots out of Dry Ground: Growing a New Future for the Church in Canada by John Bowen, ed. McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 15, 2013-14.

Joseph E. Bush. Review of Dynamic Diversity: Building Class, Age, Race and Gender in the Church by Bruce Milne. Reflective Practice 33, 2013.

Mary C. Froehle, Diane Maloney, Kate Lassiter. “Complex Identities in Ministry Formation: Processes of Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction in the Context of Difference in Theological Field Education.” In Pamela Couture, Robert Mager, Pamela McCarroll, Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, eds. Complex Identities in a Shifting World: One God, Many Stories: Proceedings of the 11th International Academy of Practical Theology Conference. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag, 2015.

Francis B. Koper. Review of Religious Life in Poland by Christopher Garbowski. Catholic Library World 85, 1, September 2014.

Viki Matson. Review of Welcome to Theological Field Education by Matthew Floding, ed. Reflective Practice 33, 2013.

Axel Schoeber. “Shaped Digitally.” Theological Education (2017).

Lorraine Ste-Marie. Review of Pastoral Care and Hermeneutics by Donald Capps. Reflective Practice 34, 2014.



Willard Ashley. Learning to Lead: Lessons in Leadership for Persons of Faith.

John H. Aukerman, general ed. Discipleship That Transforms: An Introduction to Christian Education from a Wesleyan Holiness Perspective.

Barbara Blodgett. Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be.

Tracy Hartman, co-author. New Proclamation Commentary.

Tracy Hartman. Letting the Other Speak: Proclaiming the Stories of Biblical Women.

William Kincaid. Finding Voice: How Theological Field Education Shapes Pastoral Identity.

William M. Kondrath. Facing Feelings in Faith Communities.


James Brandt. “Historical Theology and Practical Theology.” In Bonnie Miller-McLemore, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology.

Emily Click. “Contextual Education and Practical Theology.” In Bonnie Miller-McLemore, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology.

Isabel N. Docampo. “Joshua, Judges, Ruth.” In Stan Purdum, ed. Immersion Bible Studies.

Tracy Hartman, contributor. In David B. Lott, ed. New Proclamation Commentary.

Tracy Hartman, contributor. In Brown Taylor, Bartlett, eds. Feasting on the Gospels.

Ellen Marmon. “The Transformative Path of Local, Cross-cultural Relationships.” In Carrie J. Boden McGill, Sola M. Kippers, eds. Pathways to Transformation: Learning in Relationship.


Lee Beach. “Virtual Reflection or Virtually Reflecting? Doing Group Theological Reflection Online.” Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Donald E. Blumenfeld. “Assessing the Assumption.” In Through Her Intercession, Immaculate Conception School of Theology’s Institute of Christian Spirituality, May 2012.

Joseph E. Bush. “Keeping Faith in Community: A Pastoral Response and Ethical Argument.” Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 10:1, Fall 2012.

Isabel N. Docampo. “Identity, God-talk, Self-Critical Reflection in Religious Leadership: Contributions from a Latino/a Perspective.” Journal of Religious Leadership 11.1, 2012.

Matthew Floding, Glenn Swier. “Legitimate Peripheral Participation: Entering a Community of Practice.” Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Susan Fox, Stephanie Croom. “Overcoming Distance and Time: Online Supervisor Training in Contextual Education Programs.” Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Ann M. Garrido, Carolyn A. Wright. “Contextual Education in Conflict Management: An Experimental Approach.” Seminary Journal 17, 1, Spring 2011.

Neil Sims. “Theologically Reflective Practice: A Key Tool for Contemporary Ministry.” Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Lorraine Ste-Marie. “Adult Development and Theological Field Education.” Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Matthew Floding. “Fostering a Mentoring Environment.” Reflective Practice 32, 2012.

Roslyn H. Wright. “Incarnational Goal-Setting—Identity, Vocation and Discernment: Building Foundations for Formation.” Reflective Practice 32, 2012.

Online Resources

Stephanie Croom, Deborah Davis, Matthew Floding, Susan Fox, Joanne Lindstrom, Sue Setzer, Stephanie Suave, Dorothee Tripodi. (2012). 

Book Reviews 

Joseph E. Bush. Review of Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason by John Bradshaw. Reflective Practice 32, 2012.

Joseph E. Bush. Review of Introducing the Practice of Ministry by Kathleen A. Cahalan. The Heythrop Journal 53, 2012.

Leon Carroll. Review of Equipping the Saints: Best Practices in Contextual Theological Education by David O. Jenkins and P. Alice Rogers. Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Isabel Docampo. Review of Women Out of Order: Risking Change and Creating Care in a Multicultural World by Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Teresa Snorton, eds. Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Matthew Floding. Review of Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be: Four Practices for Improving Ministry by Barbara Blodgett. Reflective Practice 32, 2012.

Nancy Hall. Review of Welcome to Theological Field Education by Matthew Floding, ed. Reflective Practice 31, 2011.

Catherine P. Zeph. Review of A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student by Ann M. Garrido. Reflective Practice 32, 2012.





Sarah B. Drummond. Holy Clarity: The Practice of Planning and Evaluation.

Matthew Floding, ed. Welcome to Theological Field Education.

David Jenkins and P. Alice Rogers, eds. Equipping the Saints: Best Practices in Contextual Theological Education.

Tim Sensing. Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Projects.

Daryl L. Smith. More than a Great Wedding: Creating healthy communities which thrive


Barbara Blodgett. “Trust and Ministerial Formation.” Journal of Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry

Barbara Blodgett. Ministry Ethics. In Matthew Floding, ed. Welcome to Theological Field Education.

James M. Brandt. Interpretation of Culture in Schleiermacher’s Christian Ethics. In Brent W. Sockness, Wilhelm Grab, eds. Study of Religion and the Future of Theology.

Joseph E. Bush Jr. and Twyla Susan Werstein. “Integrative Learning for Ministry: A Case Study for the Presbyterian School of Ministry in New Zealand.” Reflective Practice.

John Swinton, Harriet Mowat. Practical Theology and Qualitative Research. The Heythrop Journal: A bimonthly Review of Philosophy and Theology.

Murray House, Doug Robinson. “Field Based Supervised Theological Education. Ministry.

Francis A. Lonsway, Hutz H. Hertzberg. “Unique Characteristics of Church Planters: A Research Proposal. Great Commission Research.

Hutz H. Hertzberg, Francis A. Lonsway. “Young Evangelical Church Planters” Theological Education.

Hutz H. Hertzberg, Francis A. Lonsway. “Whither Church Planting?” Great Commission Research Journal.

Hutz Hertzberg, Francis A. Lonsway. “Church Planting: From Antioch to Acts 29 and Beyond.” Journal of Evangelism & Missions.

Tim Sensing. “Case Teaching for Field Education.” Welcome to Theological Field Education.

Neil Sims. “Teaching the Mission of the Church.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies.

Neil Sims. “Reviewing our Goals in Theological Field Education.” Reflective Practice.

Neil Sims . “Discerning Form in Ministerial Formation.” In Heather Cameron, Colin Hunter, Michael Kelly, Randall Prior, eds. Together in Ministry: Essays to honour John Paver.


James M. Brandt. Review of Knowing the Context: Frames, Tools, and Signs for Preaching, by James Nieman. Currents in Theology and Mission, August 2010, 47, 4.

Joseph E. Bush, Jr. Review Essay. The Responsible Self: An Essay in Christian Moral Philosophy  by H. Richard Niebuhr. Reflective Practice 30, 2010.

Matthew Floding. Review of For Life Abundant, Dorothy Bass, Craig Dykstra, eds. Reflective Practice 30, 2010.

Neil Sims. Review of A is for Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church by L. Sweet, B.D. McLaren, J. Haselmayer. Restoration Quarterly 51, Fourth Quarter 2009.

Neil Sims. Review of Theological Reflection and Education for Ministry: The Search for Integration in Theology by John Paver. Restoration Quarterly 50, Second Quarter 2008.


Hutz H. Hertzberg. Personal Characteristics and Ministry Perceptions of Younger Evangelical Church Planters. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2008.



Susan E. Fox, Judith Trott Guy, eds. A Handbook on Legal Issues in Field Education (2000).

Abigail Johnson. Reflecting with God: Connecting Faith and Daily Life in Small Groups (2004).

Abigail Johnson. Shaping Spiritual Leaders: Supervision and Formation in Congregations (2007).

Charlotte McDaniel.Publications by Members of the Association for Theological Field Education: Survey Results.” Theological Education 37, 2 (2001).

Robert T. O’Gorman, Kathleen Talvacchia, W. Michael Smith. “Teaching from a Community Context: The Role of the Field Educator in Theological Education.” Theological Education 37, 2 (2001).

How to Get Published

For many years, Beth Gaede worked with individual ATFE members and also offered workshops on writing and on getting published at our Biennial Consultations.  We are pleased to present here a written version of her popular workshop, “How to Get Published”.