One of the books I'm currently reading is a new publication from the Alban Institute entitled
Welcome to Theological Field Education
. It is edited by Matthew Floding, and has 11 helpful chapters from various practitioners in the area of practical/contextual theological education.
One chapter I found particularly evocative was written by Dr. Charlene Jin Lee of San Francisco Theological Seminary. Lee writes:
"For one year before beginning grammar school, my parents
When Lutherans think of Chelan, Washington, most think of Lake Chelan and the entrance to Holden Village. But Chelan is also a community all its own, and home to
Lake Chelan Lutheran Church
, one of our internship congregations.
is the pastor supervisor there, and
the intern. We asked them to help us get acquainted with their ministry in Chelan.
First of all tell us something about yourselves; background, education, experience, family,
Within the next two months most of our internships will reach the halfway mark. When six months of internship are completed, the Lay Committee is invited to join with the supervisor and the intern in completing an evaluation. Planning for that evaluation might well begin in January.
First of all, look up the evaluation questions
here, on our website
This will give you an overview of the task ahead. Review the questions together as a committee. If there are
I sat in church on Christmas Eve and remembered...
In one of the churches I served, a parishioner named Bill would sing, "O Holy Night" at the late service on Christmas Eve every year. He had done so every year since the congregation was founded fifty years before. Even into his eighties Bill's voice was strong, clear and powerful. No quaver there. Whenever the church had a funeral, there was an excellent chance that Bill would be the soloist. The
Advent at Edmonds Lutheran Church: Intern John Simonson, NW Washington Synod Bishop Chris Boerger, Supervisor and CL Deployed Staff, Pr. Julie Josund