Contextual Education and Supervised Ministry
Columbia’s Office of Contextual Education empowers students to seek out and create internship opportunities that ignite their passions for ministry. Students engage issues of faith and justice in a wide variety of settings, stepping out of their comfort zones and into leadership roles wherever their vocation leads them.
Students also develop skills for vibrant parish ministry through congregational internships in churches across the country and the world. We shape leaders who minister to diverse congregations, embrace many worship styles, connect the pulpit and politics, and bridge gaps between congregations and communities.
Contextual Education & International Partnerships wants your photos!
Enter into their photo contest for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Your photos can be uploaded to Shortstack (https://1.shortstack.com/94D1bw) and can be from Supervised Ministry, Study Abroad, Explorations, or an International Supervised Ministry. Together, we can share our stories about our journey here at CTS. The contest closes October 16. Be sure to follow Contextual Education & International Partnership on Instagram @ctsceip for winner announcements and all things CE & IP.
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Hands-on experience is the cornerstone of Contextual Education. Students develop practical skills in diverse field education contexts:
- Hospitals and healthcare centers
- Juvenile detention facilities and prisons
- Non-profits and NGOs
- Camp and conference ministries
Students work closely with their supervisors to craft individual learning goals. These powerful mentoring relationships challenge students to grow and help them discover pastoral identity.
Supervised Ministry students build meaningful connections with the people they minister to, encountering the sacred stories of others wherever they serve.
Columbia students report that the opportunity to participate in Supervised Ministry abroad is nothing short of life-changing. Find our students serving churches across the globe, with placements in:
- South Africa
- South Korea