Ministry in Context

Preparing for Cluster Meetings? Find the Fall Schedule Here (Updated)!

Twice per year in the fall and spring, all Internship supervisors and pastoral interns around the country are hosted by the nearest ELCA seminary for something called the "cluster meeting." At the cluster meeting, supervisors and pastoral interns enjoy a chance to meet, talk, ask questions, provide feedback, and learn from other partners in the Internship experience. These are valuable sessions and they contribute greatly to the Internship in both semesters. (They are also a fun way to get to know

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Wrapping Up Internship? Thank You and Next Steps!

Over the past few years, Contextual Learning has developed a pattern of welcoming returning interns by listening to your stories, and inviting you to listen to each other's stories, about internship. This year, we hosted this event on Wednesday September 3.

Many thanks to Greer, Emily, John, and Scott for sharing their stories with us, and many thanks to all of the returning students who attended the event! Once again, we are so pleased to have been able to offer our returning interns an opportunity

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Interested in Christian Public Leader? Program Deadlines Coming Up!

Are you a student or a mentor interested in participating in Christian Public Leader, Luther Seminary's new introductory field education program? Here are the upcoming program deadlines for joining CPL!

Steps

Sept. 8: All CPL students submit CPL Student Preferences Forms to Contextual Learning. Students can click here to begin their form, due September 8!

Sept. 10: All CPL students and mentors are notified of placements for the semester via email.

Sept. 12: All CPL students and mentors join together

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Considering, Starting, or Finishing CPE? Don't Forget to Contact Contextual Learning!

Our CPE Info Fair and Q&A Sessions are coming up! Interested in available CPE sites in the Twin Cities area? Curious about what chaplaincy or pastoral care might look like in a CPE setting? Come to Contextual Learning's CPE Info Fair, where you'll get to meet local chaplains and CPE coordinators! (This is a great event to attend if you'd like to meet the people with whom you might complete your CPE!) You can also come to our CPE Q&A Sessions, where we can help answer your questions on what

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Interested in Urban and Multicultural Immersion? Introducing Pray and Break Bread Trips!

Did you enjoy our First Week "Day In Context" trips to Intercultural Ministry, Peace and Justice, and Chaplaincy sites? Do you want to visit more places like Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, Shobi's Table, Messiah/Center for Changing Lives, the Hmong Market, or Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services? Read more for photos, as well as information about the new urban and multicultural site visits we are preparing!

Luther students, staff, faculty are invited to join Cross-Cultural Education

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Interested in Cross-Cultural Education? New SCUPE, El Salvador Opportunities!

There will be several new SCUPE courses available this Fall and Winter, as well as a new LTSP J-Term travel trip to El Salvador. Please see the following details below. Please also check the Cross-Cultural Education website for additional postings and updates: http://www.luthersem.edu/crosscultural/default.aspx.

SCUPE S-H 307: Eco-Justice: A Vision for a Sustainable City  

The church has a significant role in developing a holistic vision for a sustainable city as an outworking of the

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A School That Looks Right: A Reflection on Change

One of the side-road routes I take when driving from my home to the Luther Seminary campus takes me past an aging elementary school in St. Paul. It is neither the shortest route nor the quickest, but I drive that route because I like to look at that school.

I like the view because to me it looks like a school is supposed to look, meaning it looks like the schools I went to back in the mists of the ancient past. When my gaze falls on that school I know what the rooms look like and smell like and feel

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Preparing for Cluster Meetings? Find the Fall Schedule Here!

Twice per year in the fall and spring, all Internship supervisors and pastoral interns around the country are hosted by the nearest ELCA seminary for something called the "cluster meeting." At the cluster meeting, supervisors and pastoral interns enjoy a chance to meet, talk, ask questions, provide feedback, and learn from other partners in the Internship experience. These are valuable sessions and they contribute greatly to the Internship in both semesters. (They are also a fun way to get to know

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Questions About Internship and Insurance? Click Here!

This past year has produced many changes in the health insurance industry which have affected Contextual Learning’s requirements and expectations for this component of congregational support in 2014-2015. The launch of the Affordable Care Act means that most students who are not covered through an employer’s policy now have the option to purchase individual coverage through a state-sponsored insurance marketplace, as an alternative to the policy currently offered through Luther Seminary.

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Wrapping Up Internship? Circle Your Calendar for the Internship Debriefing Program!

Over the past few years, Contextual Learning has developed a pattern of welcoming returning interns by listening to your stories, and inviting you to listen to each other's stories, about internship. This year we'll do this on Wednesday, September 3, from 1:30-5:00 p.m.

We know the return to campus can be rough. We know you've grown in your leadership, and have lived into the role of pastor through the experiences you've had on internship. We want to offer you an opportunity to continue reflecting

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