Ministry in Context

Internship: Evaluations, Concurrent Clusters, and FE 0200

Interns: As a friendly reminder, do not forget about your midpoint evaluations and other deliverables! You may find a complete list, with deadlines, on our Forms Timeline page. Click here to review our expectations.

Also, are you on a concurrent internship? Don't forget to touch base with Contextual Learning to share your schedule and participate in our upcoming calls with our new director, Tim Coltvet.

Last but not least, are you preparing for internship next year? Don't forget to register for

CPL: Spring Program Reminders

CPL Students: As a friendly reminder, there are no typical syllabi or class meeting times for this course. Your work will be done off-campus. However, we do have expectations and anticipated outcomes for this course.

CPE: Spring Program Reminders

Are you planning for CPE in Fall 2015? Try to submit your applications early and often! Applying by Easter 2015 to multiple locations is optimal. If you are planning for CPE in Summer 2015, spots are running out. Please apply right away to ensure a possible placement.

Please contact Contextual Learning with any questions you may have about the available sites or application process. We're happy to help you with your questions!

Also, if you have been accepted to a program, don't forget to notify

UPDATED: Twin Cities LGBTQIA Advocacy Day and Twin Cities Housing Justice Day!

Are you interested in urban, multicultural, and faith-based social justice immersion? For the Spring 2015 semester, we are excited to reveal our next two Pray and Break Bread trips: Twin Cities LGBTQIA Advocacy Day and Twin Cities Housing Justice Day!

Last semester, Pray and Break Bread took Luther students, faculty, and staff on two exciting urban immersion trips. Our first trip was to explore Minneapolis' local Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faith communities by visiting Masjid An-Nur, Sabes Jewish

Cross-Cultural Education: New SCUPE Courses

Are you interested in a SCUPE course? Please review these updated offerings. For more information, please check out: http://www.scupe.com/. You may also contact the Registrar for help on signing up for these programs.

SCUPE M 305: Dimensions and Dynamics of Urban Ministry

Organized as a sequence of city-wide experiential learning opportunities, the course introduces students to congregations and faith-based organizations that bring good news through prophetic ministry. Students have the opportunity

Contextual Learning Now Hiring!

Contextual Learning is now hiring a new student worker position: Office Assistant for Contextual Learning! The purpose of this position is the assist Contextual Learning with general office responsibilities, primarily in the areas of office administration and hospitality.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Maintain paper filing system.

2. Assist with data entry projects as needed (i.e., reports, spreadsheets, etc.)

3. Assist with opening and resolving Helpdesk tickets as needed (i.e., printer issues, database

Public Speech: A Reflection on Technique by Tim Coltvet

Early in my call as a Christian public leader, I was given some guidelines for public speech. Unlike my Homiletics course (which was ripe with theological and ecclesial background and frameworks), these guidelines came from more of a "technique" angle. Now, I don’t know that I have ever hit on all cylinders with respect to technique! But I do think that these precepts have kept me honest when preparing everything from a sermon to an annual meeting address to teaching Confirmation. Here they

Hitting the Wall: A Reflection on November by Steve McKinley

I admire those folks (some of them interns and the spouses of interns) who run marathons, but I cannot say that I have ever wanted to be one of them. Perhaps if I had started serious running 30 or 40 or 50 years ago I would be a marathon addict by now, but I didn’t, and I’m not, and when you look at me you would not mistake me for a marathon runner.

I have heard that marathon runners often reach a point 20 miles or so out when they “hit the wall” and wonder if they can possibly

Breaking Bread Together: A Reflection on "Pray and Break Bread" by Katherine Parent

On Friday, October 24, a group of Luther students, staff and faculty experienced a thought-provoking day of interfaith hospitality and community learning on the first Pray and Break Bread trip. Not only was the day an immersion experience in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian interfaith dialogue, it also became a day of learning about local community history. All three sites we visited have deep historical roots in North Minneapolis. As the day unfolded, so did stories about Muslim, Jewish, and Christian

Internship: Learning Goals, Project Proposals, Evaluations, and Insurance

Students, are you curious about your next steps for your internship? Do you have questions about the Learning Goals, the Project Proposal, your three-month evaluations, or your insurance? Please read on for more details.

Learning Goals

Based on your feedback and popular request, we have updated the Learning Goals page to be more clear and helpful. You may now find plenty of examples of good goals, objectives, strategies, resources, and evaluation parameters. Please remember that your Learning Goals