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A Journal for Church Officers

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Ministerial Internship

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May 2006

From the Editor. As summer approaches, and churches are making plans to host summer interns, we should be thinking about what makes for a good internship. For me this raises the larger question of officer training at every level. One of the greatest challenges to this important endeavor is the new phenomenon of so-called "distance education." While I risk sounding repetitive on this subject, what troubles me is that most Christians—I suspect most non-Christians, too—are entirely uncritical in their use of the Internet to promote such learning. Perhaps most of the advantages are obvious; those should not be denied. But when do we think of the disadvantages? This month I hope to begin the conversation. I covet your thoughts.

Please consult the subject index in the archives: 1992-2005 for more articles on "Ministerial Training," and "Officer Training."

Remember, throughout 2006 we will be posting a sampling of the best of past articles, while I recruit writers for new articles to be published beginning in 2007. At the end of 2007 we will be publishing all of the new articles in a single annual volume. I will be coordinating my editorials with the theme of each republished article. Look for new reviews of books and perhaps even cinema.

Blessings in the Lamb,
Gregory Edward Reynolds

Ordained Servant exists to help encourage, inform, and equip church officers for faithful, effective, and God-glorifying ministry in the visible church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Its primary audience is ministers, elders, and deacons of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, as well as interested officers from other Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Through high quality editorials, articles, and book reviews we will endeavor to stimulate clear thinking and the consistent practice of historic Presbyterianism.

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