Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Hello from Memphis, TN!

So it's been interesting reading everyone else's stories and hearing about how the first week is going for y'all! I attended church with my field supervisor on Sunday and had my first official day at the Church Health Center on Monday. Its sanctuaries are the clinic exam rooms and waiting rooms or the Hope and Healing Center's exercise rooms and cooking classrooms. It's been amazing to observe and participate in some of the many ministries this week. I'll tell you more about them later...

My supervisor and I pondered for some time about what my title on my nametag should be. Though they've had numerous interns work in the clinic, dispensary, public relations, physical therapy, and health promotion, this is the first time that they have hosted a seminary student. I'm going to be working in many different areas of the agency, and while everyone seems to be excited that I am here, it's clear that most folks are not quite sure what my role should be. With my interests and vocational discernment, I've never really fit into nice, neat categories, so this is pretty familiar territory.

We finally decided on Ministerial Resident. What do y'all think?

3 comments:

Sam Keyes, M.Div. '09 said...

"Resident" has health connotations, so it sounds good to me. I think I'm the "Duke Ministerial Intern," although I usually introduce myself as "the intern," and nobody has nametags in a small church/town.

Sounds like you're in an interesting place.

Leah Skaggs, M.Div. '09 said...

Yep - I am the "Ministerial Intern" as well. I like your title!

Amey Victoria Adkins, M.Div, '09 said...

haha ... one of the Core Members here just calls me "Carrot." So much for titles :)