Students at commencement

CPL Site List

Looking for a CPL site? Please review this Site List for available options. Please pay careful attention to the CPL site descriptions: if you are looking for a position in your concentration offering compensation, the description is where that will be listed. After checking out some sites, please select your choices on your Student Preferences Form by August 22.

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Incarnation Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55126-2099 - MAP
Incarnation Lutheran Church is an active congregation worshiping around 825+ a Sunday. We see the intern being able to help lead worship occasionally on Sunday mornings at one of our services. They can be a small group guide for one of our 5 Wednesday night children or youth programs, give a talk or "sermonette" at our Wednesday night programs. Help plan, recruit and implement our children's or youth retreats, outreach events, or camps. Discover the advantages and challenges of ministering to a large congregation.
Stordahl Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, MN 55992 - MAP
They would learn about rural/small town ministry with a broad variety of ages. The student will have the opportunity to learn skills that are quite broad and generalized because I am the only paid staff apart from part time organists and a volunteer choir director. They will have the opportunity to experience the joy of the range of congregational life with opportunities to preach occasionally, lead worship, teach, visit, plan events, etc. as they work to fulfill their learning objectives.
[SITE FULL] University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1492 - MAP
University lutheran Church of Hope (ULCH) has welcomed seminary students for many years and understands this to be part of our vocation as a congregation. Students here can be involved in any area of ministry they choose. These areas may include but aren't limited to worship participation and leadership, preaching, teaching (adults, children, youth), visitation, administration, social justice work, relational ministry, campus connections, and pastoral care. We have possibilities for students looking for a general experience as well as those in CYF and CML, and possibly CCC. As a CPL site, we are a learning place for students to experience a particular congregation's context and ministry. This congregation is unique in the university setting in Dinkytown by the University of Minnesota. Students do this learning by dancing between observation, participation, leadership, practice, and reflection. I am open to students finding their own pace in this learning and growing in their sense of pastoral identity. Reflection is a big part of this learning and I value regular conversations with students. Many students join us as learners through CPL, and occasionally we have a CPL student who joins our staff. This fall we may have a staff role for a student called Interim Faith Formation Minister. We envision this as a 15-20 hour per week role with a focus on children's ministry. It is Interim thru May 2017. Our current youth director has been a CPL student previous years and continues at ULCH for one more year before he does a terminal internship. In the future (after May 2017) we'll merge our faith formation for children and youth into one position.