Engaging Formational Stories and Pastoral Emagination


  • Matthew Flooding
  • Sung Hee Chung
  • John Senior
  • Faye Taylor


Theological Reflection, pastoral imagination, formational stories


This essay explores the potential of equipping Supervisor-Mentors for mentoring through the use of their own formational stories.  Storytelling cues are provided by Auburn Seminary's Learning Pastoral Imagination study.  Desired Outcomes would include the judicious use of one's formation stories in mentoring relationships, but also to be alert to their student’s unfolding formational stories so that they might reflect fruitfully on these.