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Contextual Learning

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:

Curricular offerings

Christian Public Leader (CPL) placement is a short-term, part-time contextual program whereby students explore theological questions in a real-world setting.

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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.

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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.

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Read more from Ministry in Context

Internship Project Story: Pamela Gomp

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Pastoral Intern Pamela Gompf, 2017-18 ...

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Internship Project Story: Susan I Olson, MS Ed.

Susan I. Olson, Pastoral Intern 2017-18, Long Lake Lutheran Church, Isanti County, ...

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Internship Project Story: Jessica Putland

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Internship Project Story: Janelle Hennager

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Internship Project Story: Kellan Weyer

Kellan Weyer, Pastoral Intern

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Internship Project Story: Brenda Boogren

Brenda Boogren, pastoral intern, Peace Lutheran & St. John's Lutheran Ministries, ...

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