Ministry in Context

For interns returning to campus

The Contextual Learning staff will be welcoming you back from internship on Wednesday, Sept. 7, the second day of classes. The day’s chapel service will call attention to the fact that you and your intern colleagues have returned from internship to begin the "final launch phase" of your seminary training.

In the afternoon, we will host a reception in the NW Atrium at 1:30 p.m. Following that, we will move to NW 100 Auditorium for a plenary session and small group discussion from 2-5 p.m.

During the plenary, two of your colleagues will make brief presentations about their internship setting, as well as case study from the year. Each will be asked to describe what happened and then reflect on how they responded and what they learned about themselves and ministry in the process.

Following these presentations, we will break into small groups to reflect on these questions:

  1. How did this compare or contrast to my internship experience?
  2. How will my internship context/experience help inform and engage my course work in this senior/launch year?

Faculty will be invited to listen in on the plenary and small group conversations. By doing so they will have opportunity to learn about your internship experience and what it will bring to your academic work and your formation for future ministry.

We hope and pray that this day will be helpful as you reflect on your internship experience and shift your focus toward the future.

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