tion. After the completion of 30 units and before more units may be taken, we require that each student complete their Progress Review. The Progress Review will be different for each student, but will pro­ vide an opportunity to celebrate progress, to di scuss struggles, and if necessary, to focus on appropriate course corrections. This review will cover theological, spiritual, academic, emot ional, and practical concerns. For most students, this review will result in a ce lebrat ion of their progress and growth. For some students, this review will include a referral to the"Focused Needs Program"to provide assistance, en­ couragement and accountability. For a few students, this review will result in dismissal. More information may be found in the Student Handbook. WOMEN AT TALBOT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY Talbot School ofTheology affirms the equality of women and men and affirms the giftedness and roles of women within the guidelines of Scripture concerning order and complementarity. It is the desire ofTalbot School ofTheology to encourage and sup­ port women in preparation for ministry. We value the complement that each gender's uniquenesses brings to ministry. Talbot seeks to promote this complementarity by all members of the seminary com­ munity: administrat ion, faculty, staff and students. Talbot School ofTheology is an educational institution, and as such does not have authority for ordination of anyone seeking Christian ministry, recognizing this as the appropriate function of church bodies. However, Talbot is committed to full inclusion of women in student recruitment, admissions, degree programs, chapels, convocations, faculty and administration, within the principles of the biblical roles of men and women. CHAPEL The purpose of chapel is to provide opportunities fo r worship, instruction and exposure to current issues, ministries, missions and gifted individuals. Chapel is an important part of a student's educa­ tional experience, contributing significantly to individual spiritual formation and the unity of the seminary community. Chapel services are conducted each Tuesday in the Calvary Chapel auditorium. Additional special chapels are held as announced. Joint university-wide chapel services are held several times a year. Students are required to attend Tuesday chapel services if they have classes either immediately before or after the chapel hour. This requirement also applies to each day of the special chapel series. Participation in the chapel services of the university community are also highly encouraged. LECTURE SERIES Special lectures to supplement and enhance the seminary experi­ ence are held several times each year during the Tuesday /Thursday chapel hours. Students are required to attend lectures if they have classes either immediately before or after the chapel hour. Lecture series include:

Lyman Stewart Lectures (Fall) Robert L. Saucy Lectures (spring) Faculty Lectures (Fall and spring)

STUDENT CHRISTIAN SERVICE The seminary recognizes the necessity of active service in Christian work while students are pursuing their courses of study. From the time of enrollment students are asked to engage in some type of approved weekly ministry. The high population density of Southern California creates extensive service opportunities of many types. FIELD EDUCATION Field education is that part of the student's academic program in which there is active participation in a supervised experience within a church setting. A ful l-time M.Div. student must register for field education each semester. (A part-time M.Div. student must register for field education once within every 16 units completed.) For specific course numbers see the Christian Ministry and Leadership section under course descriptions. After completing 64 units of class work in the M.Div. program, students become eligible to register for field education internship. This intensive, supervised practice of the ministry is composed of three clusters of learning:

,. Supervised field experience for a minimum of 100 hours in each of two semesters

2 . Seminars with other students registered for field education internship

3. Individual counseling with the director of field education on specific aspects of the student's experience

THE BIOLA CAMPUS The seminary has classroom, chapel and administrative office facili­ ties located in Myers Hall and Feinberg Hall. Metzger Hall houses University administrative offices including the Admissions and Registrar's Offices. In addition, the seminary shares the library, cafeteria, coffee shop, residences, gymnasium, health center and prayer chapel with Biola University. Also available are a crushed brick quarter mile track, a soccer field, a baseball diamond, tennis courts and a short course Olympic swimming pool. See the general information section for a full campus description. LIBRARY The library contains over 285,000 book and bound journal volumes and over 175,700 microform titles with their respective readers. Special features of the library include an excellent collection of bib­ liographic tools and journal indexes both in print and on line formats and a number of special collections. The principal theological jour­ nals in English are received regularly with many accessible remotely through online subscriptions.

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