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In this episode of Under the Fig Tree, hosts Rev. Micah Glenn and Dr. Ben Haupt talk with Dr. Mart Thompson, associate professor of Practical Theology and director of the Specific Ministry Pastor Program (SMP). During the episode, Thompson talks about his pathway into ministry, his pastoral experience serving in a college campus ministry and as a pastor of a rural congregation; what pastoral ministry looks like, what the SMP program is all about and more.

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Laity; Ministers; Future Seminarians; Future Deaconesses

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03-19 Under the Fig Tree: Pastoral ministry with Dr. Mart Thompson

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