Artifacts are products representing your best work that are collected in your Portfolio, demonstrating your growth and reflective preparation for the Review.
What is an artifact? An artifact is a product that demonstrates proficiency in a learning outcome. These products of your work as a student minister are placed in your portfolio. There are prescribed artifacts to include in the portfolio for the review. Students may also post other artifacts—papers, audio/videos, lesson plans taught, sermons preached, reports on volunteer or ministry work done, photos illustrating cross-cultural experiences, and so forth.
Make connections between your work and your formation for ministry. The Student Learning Outcomes provide clear targets to demonstrate ministry formation.
First Review: required artifacts
- First Review Synopsis — a summary relating the content of your Portfolio for your First Review
- Reflection on Ministerial Identity (originated in BIBM 603 Foundations of the Theology of Ministry)
- Pathways Project 1
- Formational Goals (originated in BIBM 602 GST Orientation; response to PoM 1, TypeFocus, MSI, EQi)
- Case 1 Brief (originated in BIBM 603 Foundations of the Theology of Ministry)
Final Review: required artifacts
- Final Review Synopsis — a summary relating the content of your Portfolio for your Final Review
- Theology of Ministry
- Case 2 Brief (MDiv only)
- Reflections on Ministerial Identity (revised)
- Pathways Projects (all Pathway projects required for your degree)
- Pathways Implementation Paper
- CV or Resumé packet (originated in BIBM 658 Leading in Contexts)