Learn more about Contextual Learning’s COVID-19 response
Please read the September 2021 update from the Contextual Learning team.
Develop as a leader in off-campus contexts
Contextual Learning is an integral part of theological and professional education for all students. In every Luther Seminary degree program, you choose from a variety of options to engage spiritual and practical questions in real-world congregations and faith-based organizations. These options include:
Christian Public Leader
Christian Public Leader (CPL) placement is a short-term, part-time contextual program whereby students explore theological questions in a real-world setting.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) takes place in health-care or faith-based settings under a trained CPE supervisor. Its focus is to develop pastoral formation, competence and reflection.
Internship provides education in context under a pastor or non-profit leader’s supervision to deepen one’s sense of vocation and develop competence in the practice of ministry.