All Teaching Congregations Reflection Questions are due on Wednesday December 17!
This semester's Reflection Questions are due on the last day of classes.
Students: As always, we will need two sets of Reflection Questions: one from you and one from your mentor pastor. You can access these via the
FE 4021 coursepage
. They can be submitted via online survey or via electronic or hard copy.
These Reflection Questions are intended for you and your mentor pastor to engage in thoughtful, compassionate,
On getting out of the tower and experiencing three spiritual
gatherings at three very different places: St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, First Lutheran Church in Brookings, South Dakota, and Como Park Lutheran.
I work in a tower, tucked away in one of the highest, quietest parts of a beautiful campus. It’s not quite the Astronomy Tower of Harry Potter’s fabled Hogwarts—although the view out the window is lovely. Nor is it Tutor Cornelius’ secret tower at the top
Internship application deadlines are coming up fast!
Internship applications for students were due
Please submit your application soon if you have not already done so!
Domestic and International Horizon application materials are due to the office of Contextual Learning by
Please click here for more information:
The office of Contextual Learning will be hosting our first round of interviews with students …
Cluster meetings are nearly over!
Twin Cities West Metro:
October 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Richfield. (Steve McKinley)
October 15-16 at Rainbow Lodge, North Bend, WA. (Julie Josund)
October 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester. (Steve McKinley)
Northern Minnesota-North Dakota:
October 22 at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo. (Chris Scharen)
Southwestern Minnesota: …
“I stood willingly and gladly in the characters of everything
—other people, trees, clouds. And this is what I learned, that the world's
is antidote to confusion, that standing within this
—the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books—can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.” – Mary Oliver, “Staying Alive,”
The West Wind
Welcome to the newest issue of
Ministry in Context!
I’m excited to
Attend one of our Internship and Endorsement Information Sessions!
Curious about the internship and endorsement process? We can help! Stop by one of our Internship and Endorsement Information Sessions for a one-stop-shop!
- Monday October 7 at 4:30pm at NW Aud
- Tuesday October 8 at 6:00pm at NW Aud
If you can't attend, we will be preparing a recording from the event that we can send to you! Please contact us at email@example.com to get on this list. See you there!
Teaching Congregations Site Preferences Forms are due Sep 27!
Beginning a Teaching Congregations placement for the first time? Your Site Preferences Form was due on Friday September 27. Connect with us if you haven't done this!
Teaching Congregations Learning Agreements are due Oct 16!
All Teaching Congregations Learning Agreement worksheets are due October 16. Contact us with questions or concerns about this. We look forward to working with you and your mentor pastors this year!
Our CPE Information Fair was a big success!
Many thanks to Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Allina Health, St. Cloud VA, Park Nicollet, and Fairview University Medical Center for their wonderful help during our CPE Info Fair on Thursday September 26.
We are also hosting two follow-up Q & A sessions:
- Thursday October 3 at 12pm at NW 320
- Wednesday October 16 at 1pm at NW 210E
Stop by and learn more about the CPE process!
New cross-cultural experiences are now available!
Want to travel to Shalom Hill Farm, Chicago, Germany, Los Angeles, or other locations? Want to learn about public issues in urban ministry, interfaith dialogue, or Spanish-language immersion?
Click here to check out our newest Cross-Cultural Education experiences:
Stop by the SCUPE visit!
Dave Frenchak of the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) will be on campus and
Join the ELCA Internship Supervisors Facebook Group!
Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ELCAInternSupervisors/
There is a new Facebook group for all ELCA Internship supervisors! Join the group, share your experiences, and connect with other supervisors around the country.