Teaching Congregations transitioned to Christian Public Leader at the end of the 2013 – 2014 academic year. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu.

CHRISTIAN PUBLIC LEADER SITE LIST

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The Site List below is for the Teaching Congregations program. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu prior to contacting sites on this list.

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St. Barnabas Lutheran Church

Address:15600 Old Rockford Road
City:Plymouth
State:MN
Zip:55446
Phone:763-553-1239
Fax:763-553-7839
Web:www.stbarnabaslutheran.org
Email:stbarnabas@stbarnabaslutheran.org
Demonination:ELCA
Baptized Membership:945
Confirmed Membership:757
Average Sunday Attendance:350
Paid Staff:Senior pastor, associate pastor, part-time visitation pastor, seminary intern, deaconness, Youth & family minister, Children & Family minister, parish nurse, parish assistant, facility manager
Access to Public Transit:None
Congregation Description:Plymouth is an affluent third-tier suburb on the west side of Minneapolis. In 2008, Money Magazine name Plymouth the #1 place to live in the U.S. among small cities. Our primary zip code area has an average household income of $138,000 and 61% of adults are college graduates. A significant number of residents are able to travel extensively and/or own a lake home. Parents tend to be very involved with their kids' school and extra-curricular activities.

2 worship services on Sunday, one on Saturday. Education for age 3 - grade 8 occurs on Wednesday evenings. Six regular adult ed classes each week with over 50 participants. A Center for the Arts has over 100 students taking music lessons each week and a monthly jazz series.

We give 8% of our General Fund offerings as Mission Support. Pastors are active in synod ministries. We have hosted many synod events in our building. A high percentage of our youth attend ELCA-related colleges. Members serve a monthly meal to 60-75 residents of a nearby apartment complex. Many volunteer at Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners, our local social service agency.

Congregation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming year. We have just called a new associate pastor and become an internship site for a concurrent internship.
Congregation Keywords:Affluent, suburban, mostly white, liturgical, musical, hospitality

Mentor Pastor: Jacqui Thone

Email:jthone@stbarnabaslutheran.org
Phone:612-703-4603
Years in Ordained Ministry:1
Years in Current Position:1
Previous Students Supervised:0
Autobiography:Jacqui is a 2011 graduate of Luther Seminary and was ordained in Septembe2, 2011. She was on the staff of Advent Lutheran in Maple Grove for 13 years, working with education and youth ministries. She did her internship in Arthur, ND.

Jacqui is an avid sports fan, particularly for the Minnesota Gophers. Canoe trips in the Boundary Waters is a special passion.