Within the next two months most of our internships will reach the halfway mark. When six months of internship are completed, the lay committee is invited to join with the supervisor and the intern in completing an evaluation. Planning for that evaluation might well begin in January.
First of all, look up the evaluation questions on our website.
This will give you an overview of the task ahead. Review the questions together as a committee. If there are topics no one on the committee has knowledge …
Here we are in Advent, that hectic and joyous time. We celebrate Christmas as families gather for gala celebrations, festive meals and traditional activities. That is great.
But for some interns, this could be a hard time. Some interns might not be going home for Christmas for the first time. They will be missing out on things they have always done and the people they have always enjoyed these holidays with. If the intern has a family, the intern’s spouse will be going through the same kind …
If you have seen “The Lion King” (and we hope you have!) you might remember that delightful little song called “The Morning Report,” in which Zazu, the red-billed hornbill who serves as eyes and ears for King Mufasa, comes before the king to give an account of what has happened in Mufasa’s kingdom in the last 24 hours.
Chimps are going ape, giraffes remain above it all
Elephants remember, though just what I can't recall
North Bend, Wash. Oct. 2011
Back row: Pr. Jim Johnson, Kari Lipke, Pr. John Bjorge, Pr. Jon Nelson, Anders Peterson, Ben Hilding.
Middle row: Pr. Carol Jensen, Mandy Brobst-Renaud, Pr. Paul Palumbo, Pr. Scott Fuller.
Front row: Alicia Hilding, Gina Herman, Julie McCain, Annette Andrews-Lux, Julie Josund, Joe Skogmo.
(Taking the photo: Pr. Paul Hoffman.)
The Internship Committee should be meeting regularly by now. You may be wondering what role you play in the internship besides meeting once a month. The text below comes from the online Committee Handbook:
What roles do committee members play?
You provide counsel and encouragement for the intern and his/her spouse. You provide support and honest feedback—something that everyone needs.
You are able to acquaint the intern with the members of the congregation and …
As October becomes November, certain documents pertaining to internship are either due for completion or soon will be.
Learning Goals are due by the end of the second month of internship which, for most interns, means the end of October. Learning Goals are broad summary statements which are inclusive, far-reaching, and visionary. These goals (ideally 3-5) are then fleshed out with objectives, which focus upon specific aspects of the overall goal. Those objectives should be: …
Row 1: Pr. Mike O’Berg, Ray McKechnie-Wartburg, Pr. Tom Dodd, Pr. Chris Kramer, Elizabeth Damico-Luther, Stacey Siebrasse-PLTS
Row 2: Youghshim Mason-Wartburg, Rebecca Ajer-LSTC, Matthew Anderson-LSTC, Pr. Chris Nolte
Back row: Laura Stephenson-PLTS, Pr. Dorthy Nielsen, Pr. Jon Strasman, Pr. Jim Stender
Southwestern MN and South Dakota Cluster
Interns Jason Darty (Southern Seminary), Bailey Landa, Anthony Christoffels, Stephanie Christoffels, and Lisa Konzen …
Most interns should be at work now on their Learning Goals and Project Proposal. These are forms due to be submitted by the end of the second month of internship. Supervisors and Lay Committee should be expecting to talk with the intern about the forms.
Learning Goals are “broad summary statements which are inclusive, far-reaching, and visionary.” These goals (ideally 3-5) are then joined to objectives which “are "mini-goals" which focus upon specific aspects of the overall goal.” …
by Julie Wright
Shortly after I arrived at my internship, my grandfather died unexpectedly. In the midst of beginning a new and exciting internship experience, I witnessed the death of such a dear man – someone who had loved and nurtured me my whole life. As he took his final breath, I held his hand, stroked his hair, marked the cross of Christ upon his brow, and spoke his name. Five days later, as we laid him to rest, I had the great honor of preaching at his funeral and co-officiating at …
Northern Minnesota: Tues., Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd, Minn. (Rick Foss)
Washington State: Tues., Oct. 4-5, Rainbow Lodge, North Bend, Wash. (Julie Josund)
North Dakota: Thurs., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, N. D. (Rick Foss)
Twin Cities East: Tues., Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Como Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minn. (Steve McKinley)
Oregon/Vancouver, Wash.: Oct. 11-12, Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Ore. (Julie Josund)
Twin Cities West: …