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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:
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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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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CCE places you in an unfamiliar context to learn via classroom or immersion settings.
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Diaconal ministers serve through agencies, institutions and traditional church programs.
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This blog provides updates from Contextual Learning staff and interns in the field.
Kellan Weyer, Pastoral Intern
Prairie Lutheran, Eden Prairie MN
Project: Our ...
Brenda Boogren, pastoral intern, Peace Lutheran & St. John's Lutheran Ministries, ...
Carolyn Staats, Pastoral Internship August 2017-2018, St. Andrew’s Lutheran ...
Kristina HillIntern, July 2016- presentGlen Cary Lutheran Church, Ham Lake, MN ...