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Contextual Learning

Develop as a leader in off-campus contexts

Contextual Learning is an integral part of theological and professional education for all students. In every Luther Seminary degree program, you choose from a variety of options to engage spiritual and practical questions in real-world congregations and faith-based organizations. These options include:

Curricular offerings

Internship

Internship provides education in context under a pastor or non-profit leader's supervision to deepen one's sense of vocation and develop competence in the practice of ministry.

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Christian Public Leader

Christian Public Leader (CPL) placement is a short-term, part-time contextual program whereby students explore theological questions in a real-world setting.

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Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) takes place in health-care or faith-based settings under a trained CPE supervisor. Its focus is to develop pastoral formation, competence and reflection.

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Internship Project Story: Brenda Boogren

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Internship Project Story: Carolyn Staats

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Internship Project Story: Anders Nelson

Anders Nelson, Pastoral Intern
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Internship Project Story: Kristina Hill

Kristina Hill
Intern, July 2016- present
Glen Cary Lutheran Church, Ham Lake, MN ...

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Internship Project Story: Heather Roth Johnson

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Internship Project Story: Laura Phillips

Intern Laura Phillips 
Context: First/Palisade Lutheran Parish, Valley Springs, ...

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