MFM Mentor Benefit
Non-faculty mentors who support the Mentored Field Ministry program of Western Seminary are invited to audit one of our courses at any of our three seminary campuses. It is our small way of saying "Thank you!" for your investment in our students. We recognize, however, that distance from campus or time availability may make that option difficult for many of you. To make the mentor-course benefit available to everyone, for the first time we are able to invite you to view online, or download to your computer, one of our Online Campus courses instead.* Here's what those options mean to you:
Option 1: Stream Online through Your Internet Browser
If you have access to a high-speed wireless Internet connection (WIFI), you may choose to access your course using a standard web browser. We recommend that you use either Google Chrome or Firefox for best performance. Since this is a browser-based approach, it will typically work effectively on desktop, laptop, tablet and smart phone platforms. After a simple login, you are able to view course media for the course you choose. We do not recommend, however, that tablet or smart phone uses stream course content using their mobile data plans. The files are simply too large and will consume most plans quickly.
To access your course online through your browser, please click on the link below.
Option 2: Download into Integr@te
Most laptop and desktop computers now include one or more large (750 GB - 1 TB) disk drives that allow users to download and store large amounts of content locally. Once downloaded from the web, content becomes available universally without concern for an Internet connection. For this purpose, Western Seminary students download their courses into our propriety content and resource delivery platform, Integr@te. This system permits you to view course media anytime and anywhere. And you can copy your course to disk and keep it as a lifelong learning resource. The program also tracks your progress to help you know what you watched and how far along you are in your course.
How big is the course download? Pretty big. But don't let that be of great concern. Each semester hundreds of our students successfully download multiple courses to their computers for anytime viewing. For your guidance we have included total download sizes for each course in the chart below. Integr@te's download manager allows you to download courses all at once or piece by piece, with all the activity taking place in the background. After you successfully download your first media component, you can start watching while your course continues to download.
To use the Integr@te course delivery platform, you must first download two small programs: Adobe Air and, the program itself, Integr@te. For complete instructions please follow the link below.
Option 3: Use Both!
Once you are registered to access the course materials, you can use Integrate when you are on your desktop or laptop, and Integr@te Mobile when you are using your tablet or smart phone. The same username and password works for both platforms.
* Note: Mentors who choose the online course option will not be registered as an audit student for that course and no record will appear on a student transcript. If you desire or require audit status, you must enroll in a campus course.
|BLS 501||Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon||Carl Laney||5.75 GB|
|BLS 502||Interpreting the Prophets and the Gospels||Carl Laney||5.69 GB|
|BLS 503||Interpreting Acts to Revelation||Carl Laney||6.13 GB|
|CHS 505||Wisdom from Church History||Marc Cortez||3.33 GB|
|DBS 506||Learning to Interpret Scripture||Todd Miles||5.75 GB|
|DIS 520||History of Missions||Mary Wilder||3.34 GB|
|DIS 526||Religions of the World||John Branner||3.22 GB|
|DMS 501||Thinking Theologically About Ministry||John Johnson||1.79 GB|
|DMS 502||Introducing Theology and the Practice of Worship||John Johnson||2.11 GB|
|DMS 506||Developing Godly Leadership in the 21st Century||John Johnson||2.26 GB|
|EMS 505||Growing Disciples Intentionally||Ken Epp||2.30 GB|
|ICS 501||The Chaplaincy||Dave Fredrickson||2.67 GB|
|PCW 511||Pastoral Understanding of Women||Beverly Hislop||2.08 GB|
|PCW 512X||Women in Pain Part I||Beverly Hislop||3.97 GB|
|PCW 512X||Women in Pain Part II||Beverly Hislop||3.04 GB|
|PCW 513||Women in Leadership||Beverly Hislop||2.61 GB|
|PCW 514||Building a Relational Ministry to Women||Beverly Hislop||2.64 GB|
|PCW 515||Develop and Deliver Life-Changing Messages||Phyllis Bennett||1.92 GB|
|PTS 503||Practicing Evangelism and Apologetics||Gerry Breshears||2.89 GB|
|PTS 504||Maximizing the Church's Redemptive Influence||Gerry Breshears||3.68 GB|
|PTS 505||Providing Leadership in Ministry||John Johnson||2.09 GB|
|PTS 506||Providing Pastoral Care||John Johnson||1.94 GB|
|PTS 507||Providing Pastoral Counseling||Norm Thiesen||3.89 GB|
|PTS 508||Developing Strong Families||Gary Thomas||1.96 GB|
|SFS 501||Learning to Love God and Others||Randy Roberts||3.15 GB|
|SFS 504||Growing into Ethical Maturity||Todd Miles||3.23 GB|
|THS 501||Theology I: Knowing the Triune God||Gerry Breshears||3.60 GB|
|THS 502||Theology II: Glorifying the God of Our Salvation||Gerry Breshears||3.60 GB|
|THS 503||Theology III: Living as the Community of the Spirit||Gerry Breshears||3.07 GB|
|THS 564L||Prayer and Providence||Gerry Breshears
& Todd Miles
Sounds Good...Now What?
If you would like to use an online course to access your MFM Mentor benefit, here is all you need to do:
- Choose your course from the above list.
- Complete the following form and submit it for verification of your mentor benefit status and to select the course of your choice.
- You will receive confirmation by email of your selection, along with your login information. If you plan on using Integr@te to download your course, you may download and install the two required files at any time. You will not, however, be able to access your course until you receive your username and password.
- If you have any questions regarding the involved systems and technologies, please email James Stewart or call him at 503-517-1898.