Students at commencement

CPL Site List

Important note: The following listing includes Christian Public Leader mentor sites for Master of Divinity (M.Div.) students from Fall 2014. New sites for Fall 2015 will be posted in mid-August.

[SITE FULL] Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Mounds View, MN 55112-5929 - MAP
Suburban neighborhood Local Outreach Tanzania Partnership Strong Stewardship Practices Many Volunteers Caring Environment Focus on Children Healthy, Vibrant Congregation
[SITE FULL] Alley Shoppe, Saint Paul, MN 55106-2599 - MAP
ministry to people in poverty,immigrants and refugees urban ministry Job skill programs 45 year old volunteer run organization multi-faith ministry listening ministry
[SITE FULL] Atonement Lutheran Church, New Brighton, MN 55112-1773 - MAP
Mission Redevelopment, Preschool Ministry, Year-round Stewardship, Narrative Lectionary, Partnership Ministry Model, Justice, LWR Quilts, Suburban Context, CYF, Service Oriented
[SITE FULL] Augustana Care, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1395 - MAP
Inner city, multifaith, refugee and immigrant population, mental illness, addiction, veterans, PTSD, clinical work, hospital, elder care/seniors, chaplaincy, housing available!
[SITE FULL] Bethany Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3289 - MAP
* revitalization grounded in a strong neighborhood context * building a multi-generational church community in a way that uses the strengths and gifts of all * urban setting
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407 - MAP
Bethel has great energy in implementing our vision of "...amplifying God's grace, nourishing God's creation, reaching out and building community." We are open to new ideas and experiences. We would love to learn from students as much as students might want to learn from us. Some areas of ministry include: environmental justice, reconciling in Christ, shared ministry/building with two non-profit organizations, two Hispanic congregations & one Ethiopian congregation, service and justice, community outreach, sharing resources with our neighborhood, and our radical welcome! Our Mission Council is currently exploring new ministries as it relates to the church of the future. Our Board of Administrators are working on the completion of projects like a renewal of our sanctuary, putting solar panels on our roof, and installing rain gardens throughout our property. Our newly energized Children, Youth and Family Committee have created and are working on our new mission for faith formation: "Bridging generations to model, equip and encourage a foundation of trust in God's story." We are a growing congregation in the middle of South Minneapolis and we would love to work with you!
Bethlehem Lutheran Church / Spirit Garage, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - MAP
* Seeker Sensitive * Grassroots * Rock & Roll Worship (Psalm 150 style worship including loud crashing cymbals) * Inner City * Partnership Congregation
[SITE FULL] Calvary Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2696 - MAP
Mission Support & Stewardship; Green Team (Environment); Racial Equity Team (Race & multicultural); LGBTQ ministry; Emergency Food Shelf; Young Adult; Food Shelf; Urban Arts
Christ on Capitol Hill, Saint Paul, MN 55103 - MAP
worship collaboration/creativity, freedom to experiment/try new things, service and advocacy leadership opportunities, opportunities to teach a variety of ages & work with youth
[SITE FULL] Christ the King Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3396 - MAP
Christ the King is a medium-sized suburban congregation that deeply values worship, music, intergenerational ministries and mission (both local and global).
Como Park Lutheran Church, Falcon Heights, MN 55113 - MAP
This is an action-reflection opportunity where the student functions as a paid employee, shaping and executing CYF ministries within an established congregational structure. Collaborative planning, constant communication, persistent outreach and timely feedback are part of the staff and congregational dynamic. The position is both highly relational and highly administrative. The student will have primary responsibility for direct ministries with young people and their families. Seeking CYF, 15 hours/week, $15/hour.
[SITE FULL] Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Washington, IL 61571-1932 - MAP
traditional worship, Child Care Leadership, Administration, Synod and Conference Leadership, Community service, Tornado recovery
[SITE FULL] Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Balsam Lake, WI 54810-0245 - MAP
Ecumenical, educational, strong community ties, Youth and Family Minister also on staff, strong synod ties, warm and welcoming, many new members and young families. Pick us!
[SITE FULL] Faith Lutheran Church, Isanti, MN 55040-0034 - MAP
Small congregation, multi-generational, community outreach, downtown
[SITE FULL] Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale, MN 55422-1797 - MAP
* collaborative ministry with 7 other ELCA congregation; * FLWers love Seminarians * Strategic Planning this year * Stewardship; Evangelism outreach * Great people!
[SITE FULL] First Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55106-4428 - MAP
revitalization, multicultural work, multi faith outreach, food justice, youth and family outreach, creative worship and preaching emphasis, RIC, entrepreneurial, outdoor ministry
[SITE FULL] First Lutheran Church, New Richmond, WI 54017-1168 - MAP
Flexible Mainline theology with evangelical heart Young families Variety Strategic visioning
First Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55421-3195 - MAP
Our congregation has a huge variety of ministry opportunities. We have education and service opportunities for all ages and we are quite open-minded about trying new things. We are especially proud of our after-school program that reaches out to neighborhood children with food and life-coaching and opportunities to experience church life. Our music ministry is excellent. We love variety. We are embarking on an all-church stewardship/discipleship program this coming spring. As a pastor, I welcome questions and would love to give seminarians opportunities to follow their curiosity.
Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55116-1223 - MAP
University site, Lutheran campus ministry, near major medical center, healing and hospitality, progressive, intergenerational, justice and peace, ISAIAH member, strong worship
[SITE FULL] Hamline Church United Methodist, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1299 - MAP
revitalization, youth ministry, children's and family ministry, spiritual development, campus ministry, women's spirituality, food justice, elder care, reconciling congregation
Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, New Hope, MN 55427-1207 - MAP
As stated previously, this position is mainly a CYF position. Assisting with teaching Confirmation, leading small groups, structuring and leading our high school ministry, and helping to plan summer trips/retreats are just a few of the learning opportunities. However, in the past, we have also provided the space for students to explore other areas of ministry that interest them. For instance, one previous student lead Centering Prayer groups throughout his time with us for adults of the congregation, and he preached two Sundays of the year. Some specific goals for our time together might be: developing a more consistent high school ministry program with opportunities for fellowship, service, and continued learning; creating a more effective way of transitioning students from confirmation to high school ministry; planning and leading lock-ins or retreats; working with the CYF staff of other Wildfire churches (a collaboration of 8 churches that work together in all kinds of exciting ways) to plan and implement programming; building relationships with students, parents, and staff for the deepening of community and ministry. Seeking CYF, 15-20 hours/week, $750.00/month.
[SITE FULL] Hope Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55119-4506 - MAP
Multicultural work with school children & adults is ongoing. Neighborhood Outreach is key. Social Justice work thru ISAIAH, art shows, & uncommon conversations are fun and awesome!
[SITE FULL] House of the Rock, Atlanta, GA 30308-1281 - MAP
creative church, campus ministry, urban ministry, food ministry, beer and hymns, pub theology, young adult faith formation, creative marketing
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1999 - MAP
We are a small neighborhood congregation with a well educated, middle class, socially aware membership. Immanuel's strengths include strong intergenerational involvement, a vocational emphasis, ministry partnerships in the community (direct services and advocacy), liturgical worship and a strong music ministry spanning all ages. Learning opportunities include worship planning and leadership; education, including confirmation; pastoral care, youth and family ministry, stewardship ministry including a capital campaign, respectful conversations, ministry partnerships, and social justice.
Jacob's Well, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2807 - MAP
Jacob's Well is a 9 year old church this fall, but we still operate with a highly mission-oriented focus and are in the process of helping start a new community and of developing a process of identifying and equipping more leaders for churches like ours. Students connecting with JW would be able to see how a non-building oriented, non-established congregation operates on a weekly basis and learn how we carry out mission and vision concepts from inception to on-going growth. Students can also observe how we do experimentation for finding ways to most effectively connect with those already here, and those not part of JW yet.
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1497 - MAP
inclusive public welcome (RIC) affordable housing collaborative (Riverview Apts) community food shelf (Minnehaha Food Shelf) shelter for families experiencing homelessness (Families Moving Forward) life-long faith formation
Living Joy, Prior Lake, MN 55372-0070 - MAP
This is a decidedly unique context. In the summer of 2014, two faith communities combined to birth a new faith community. Recently recognized as a new congregation by the Minneapolis Area Synod, Living Joy is a young and vibrant faith community committed to seeing the child of God in everyone. This congregation is open and welcoming
Living Waters Lutheran Church, Circle Pines, MN 55014-1364 - MAP
Intergenerational, community outreach, food pantry, community ministerial, work w/ LSS, active in Scouting, interreligious visits, stewardship, environmental justice, revitalizing worship, excellent adult education, wide-ranging pastoral care, creative staffing solutions, solid preaching and good theology.
[SITE FULL] Lord Of Life Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN 55044-6140 - MAP
Relationships, grace based, Christ centered, faith building, Spirit driven, welcoming, community presence, relevant, authentic, striving to honor all people, blended worship style.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville, MN 55113-1935 - MAP
Reconciling in Christ, steeped in liturgical rites and rituals, Biblical preaching, community of moral discernment, creation care, music ministries, impacting the community/world
Lydia's Place, Saint Paul, MN 55114 - MAP
Ministry opportunities include: 1) A leadership/management role in Lydia's weekday coworking community. Presently, we cowork at the Urban Growler Brewery Thursdays, 9-3 and Fridays 9 to noon, but we are very likely to expand coworking hours in September, and possibly expand coworking sites. Students will have opportunity to host, lead, and possibly co-develop new sites and coworking programs/opportunities. 2) Co-leading weekly worship and providing pastoral care to the residents of Seal Tower - a local public housing community serving a significant population of people with disabilities, people in poverty, and immigrants. 3) A leadership and planning role in our weekly Wednesday Noon-time prayer, which is presently offered in Hampden Park on Wednesdays at noon. The location will shift to 4) An opportunity to participate in planning and leading weekly Lydian Public Worship, which is slated to begin by September 2015. Worship will be held at a local art gallery - day and time tbd. 5) Students will participate in Lydia's discipleship huddle process, initially as a participant, with the hope that students will lead their own huddles beginning no later than Winter, 2015. 6) Students will have freedom and opportunity to help communicate the Lydian message to potential supporters and participants through social media, traditional media and other means, as appropriate. 7) Students will have opportunity to assist in promotion and presentation of Hymntap, our popular monthly beer and hymn event. 8) Students will work directly with the pastor to explore the key Lydian missional values of faith in public square, faith in everyday life, Lutheran vocation, and a radical inclination to respond to the Spirit's invitation. 9) Opportunity to be on the leading edge of new Lydian ventures as they arise and, as importantly, the freedom and support to explore their own missional imaginations.
[SITE FULL] Macalester Plymouth United Church, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1949 - MAP
Worship revitalization Visual arts Environmental justice Campus Outreach Youth ministry Children's ministry Relationship with Shift UCC/transgender community Peacemaking
[SITE FULL] Messiah Lutheran church, Mpls, MN 55404 - MAP
multicultural work, diverse community, community based outreach, nonprofit connected to church
New City Church, Minneapolis, MN 55430-3727 - MAP
We are in the very beginning stages of church planting, which means students will have a high-creativity, high-influence position in the leadership of the plant. This work will be grounded in leadership development and mentorship from the site supervisor. Students can expect to leave with a working knowledge of community organizing, environmental justice, and congregational development. This is an opportunity to do practical dreaming around 21st Century ecclesiology. Using Lean Startup methodology, we will explore models of ministry including house church, non-profit partnership, for-profit social entrepreneurship, and so forth. This would not be a good fit for a student seeking a high-liturgy expression of Christian worship. Optional learning includes pastoral care through the Enneagram, United Methodist theology/polity (though non-UMC applicants are welcome), and social media/brand development.Of course, more "standard" congregational skills (premarital counseling, performing weddings and funerals) will also be part of the curriculum. This
[SITE FULL] Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55404-3895 - MAP
Social justice Faith based community organizing Neighborhood diversity Homeless Shelter English Learning Center Progressive Theology Reconciling in Christ Neighborhood Bread Oven
[SITE FULL] Peace Lutheran, LAUDERDALE, MN 55113 - MAP
the arts, justice, slow church movement, creative, preaching, open to all, can-do attitude, neighborhood involvement, home remodelers and maintenance, Ice-shanty builder
[SITE FULL] Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1646 - MAP
Shared ministry, outreach to hungry minds & souls, contemplative worship, explorations of cognitive inclusivity, implementing new strategic plan, deep involvement of children/youth
Plymouth Presbyterian Church, Plymouth, MINNESOTA 55446 - MAP
The initial focus will be on our children and youth programs, but once the individual has shown an ability to move beyond this specific area of ministry, there is no area of ministry the student cannot explore, while maintaining the core emphasis with children and youth. Those areas beyond the core focus will be negotiated with the CPL student and her/his specific areas of interest. To list some possible areas that can/will be available: -administration in the assigned area -weekly participation in worship (a message for the children) -Adult education -weekly conversation with the minister (topics are determined by the situation) -worship leadership (liturgy, prayers, sermon, etc.) -pastoral care and visitation -promoting and working with the minister in various areas of mission directly involving the youth/adults (Interfaith & Community Partners annual Sleep Out and our 5th Wednesday @ IOCP) -Assist in planning, coordinating, and preparing a Lenten Midweek worship -Assist in planning and coordinating youth for a Good Friday service. -We are open to any opportunity that the CPL student, Christian Formation Elders and minister wish to discuss. Seeking CYF, 10-12 hours/week, $11/hour for the first year and $12/hour for the second year.
[SITE FULL] Prince of Peace Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN 55428-1691 - MAP
Large suburban congregation with many opportunities to engage in congregational care, outreach, missions, teaching and worship.
[SITE FULL] Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55113-3499 - MAP
local/global mission connections community involvement and imagination
[SITE FULL] Redeemer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55405-1290 - MAP
Redevelopment, diverse neighborhood, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, youth leadership, multicultural, community bread oven, bike shop, coffeebar, housing, music, after-school, urban
[SITE FULL] Saint Mark Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN 55102-3315 - MAP
Multifaith relations, stewardship, education, music, youth, high school, missions...
[SITE FULL] Salem English Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55408 - MAP
Transformational. Redevelopment. Holy Spirit. Ecumenical. Urban. Progressive. Partnerships. Prophetic. Old and New. Young Adults. Creative. Diversity. Imagination. Healthy.
Shepherd of the Hills ELCA, Maumelle, AR 72113-6430 - MAP
The student will be given the opportunity to be involved with every aspect of ministry within the context of the congregation and surrounding community.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Shoreview, MN 55126-2999 - MAP
We have ministry opportunities that span all ages; from a Christian preschool to our senior outreach ministry we seek to connect all ages to the love of Christ Jesus.
Shobi's Table Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55103 - MAP
Mission development social justice food access food truck poverty homelessness mental illness chemical dependency multi faith and multi ethnic work force development
[SITE FULL] St Paul Lutheran Church, Wyoming, Minnesota 55092 - MAP
We are in the process of discerning how God is shaping us for service to His world. We are working on new ways in which we can partner with local org. to serve the Wyoming area.
St Timothy Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55117-3399 - MAP
We have opportunities for engaging with youth and adults in learning times and in service opportunities such as Loaves and Fishes or Habitat for Humanity. Students could help out in worship with liturgy and prayers. There are times for giving messages in Lent as well as other occasions. Students can learn to do visits to people in homes, nursing homes and hospitals. We have opportunities for learning about the council and ministry teams. We welcome new ideas and trying out new things, too.
[SITE FULL] St. John Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND 58103-4990 - MAP
We are an outgoing congregation, that is, we thrive on reaching into our community. We support many different hunger initiatives, both in our community and globally.
[SITE FULL] St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55109 - MAP
First Ring Suburb Music ministry Drama Ministry Multi-staff Pastoral Leadership transition Re-visioning mission and structure Strong CYF ministries Debt free
St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55113-4073 - MAP
worship,commissioned liturgies,committed to social justice and the common good, education that natures a mature faith and equips people to live out that faith in daily life, generous stewards, engaged youth,food,fun,fellowship,grace, music, inclusive, benevolence
[SITE FULL] St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2799 - MAP
*Urban *Evangelical *Cross-Cultural- four congregations share bldg. *Vibrant & Friendly *Intense mentoring *Entrepreneurial- home to several non-profits
[SITE FULL] St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1131 - MAP
multicultural, bilingual, outreach, arts, youth
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, MN, Minnetonka, MN 55305 - MAP
Invitation, hospitality, participatory worship, preaching, progressive thought, revitalization/transformation, stewardship, social justice, environmental justice, education
St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6540 - MAP
Excellent preaching and liturgy; social justice; GLBT inclusion; catechumenate; education (Godly Play); multicultural congregation; community organizing.
[SITE FULL] St. Stephen Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-7398 - MAP
intergenerational; casual; diverse; inclusive; revitalizing children, youth and family; mission; Gospel focused; welcoming
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, West St. Paul, MN 55118 - MAP
* first-ring suburban * revitalization * Spanish-speaking Latino ministry * Ministry to the Ismlamic World through Lutheran Mideast Development(Turkey)
[SITE FULL] Stordahl Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, MN 55992-5149 - MAP
Rural ministry with a large number of elderly members as well as a faithful group of young families. There are 7 students making their Affirmation of Faith this fall and 6 to start
Tapestry, Minneapolis, MN 55423-3698 - MAP
Tapestry is a new development so there is opportunity for experimenting and visioning. We are building collaborative relationships with other organizations in our community. We are working with people of all ages. We would love to offer opportunities for learning about being "community in community." We will be learning together how to translate vision to reality and then how to build sustainable community. This is an ideal place for someone who wants to see how we might be church in different ways.
The Lutheran Church of Christ the King, Moorhead, MN 56560-4599 - MAP
The student would have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of learning opportunities. These learning opportunities would be tailored to what the student needs the most for their education. There would be opportunities for the student to participate in worship and to preach. There would be opportunities to lead Bible studies and other adult education classes. The student could learn more about church administration, participate in youth ministry, participate in children's ministry and other educational leadership opportunities like teaching confirmation. One unique feature of our congregation is that I am also a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and I have completed a CPE residency. That being said, pastoral care and visitation is large focus at our church and the student would have a lot of pastoral care opportunities as well. There are many opportunities to experience a wide variety of ministry at our church and the main focus would be to work with the student to make sure that they are experiencing ministry that would be most beneficial for their education.
[SITE FULL] The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1047 - MAP
Multicultural. We are in an American setting, but also seek inspiration for our work in Norway. We are engaged in revitalization as we have to reinvent to stay current.
[SITE FULL] Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55422-4199 - MAP
Church that is just leaning into its public voice and stretching beyond local ministry. Moving toward RIC and public engagement in social justice. Growing number of young families.
Zion Lutheran of Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016 - MAP
Zion is a traditional ELCA congregation with about 250 members, with a weekly worship attendance of about 80. We are looking to expand our worship service options to include a contemporary service scheduled at a time other than Sunday morning. We have many reasons for doing this, primarily as a means of outreach to weekend campers and sports enthusiasts who rarely attend worship on a Sunday morning. We are looking for a student or two who would like to explore contemporary worship in a traditional setting. The students have to be skilled instrumentalists as well as worship leaders, and able to recruit others with musical ability who are not a part of our congregation. We want the service to be solidly confessional and contemporary at the same time. It would also be an opportunity to train others in the Cottage Grove community in contemporary worship, some who may never have had much contact with a church. We have a very large high school just north of us where many of our students attend, who may come to a service that is geared to youth and the needs of youth in high school. Our community has a lot of young families who are not currently connected to a faith community, partly because their weekends from April to October are spent at the lakes or camping grounds up north. We look at this new, non-Sunday morning worship opportunity as a way to reach out to our community. Seeking CYF, 10-15 hours/week, $11/hour.