Religion & Spirituality
There is so much to learn about the practice of ministry in courses like these, that mis-steps, stumbles and even more overt failure are unavoidable. And although failures large and small are inevitable, does not mean they are the end. In fact they can be the beginning of something very important!
This week’s episode of 3MMM turns our attention to how we might fail creatively on the way to learning the complex practice of ministry.
The resource I recommend in this week’s episode comes from author and art curator Sarah Lewis. In one of my favorite books of the last five years, The Rise, she explores how failure is an essential weigh station on the path to discovery, invention, and mastery of any complex, meaningful production.
I hope you will take time this week to do these things: 1) thank a field education professor or supervisor who has helped you along your pathway of learning; 2) consider how to reframe the failures you’ve experienced as creative opportunities for growth and discovery.
Have you missed an episode of the Three Minute Ministry Mentor lately? You are invited to visit the 3MMM page and get caught up any time!
Episode 38: Action + Reflection in Preaching
Episode 37: Salience
Episode 36: Improvisation
Episode 35: Overcoming Isolation
Episode 34: Action + Reflection - For Beginnings
Episode 33: Cultivating Questions
Episode 32: Learning Goals, Part 3
Episode 31: Learning Goals, Part Two
Episode 30: Learning Goals
Episode 29: Apprenticeship
Episode 28: Thinking Theologically
Episode 27: Prayer and Preaching
Episode 26: Future Stories
Episode 25: Examen
Episode 24: Vocational Discernment
Episode 23: Sabbath
Episode 22: Transforming Injustice
Episode 21: Practicing Resurrection
Episode 20: Identity and Place
Episode 19: Brick Walls
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