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Columbia’s Office of Contextual Education empowers students to seek out and create internship opportunities that ignite their passions for ministry. Students engage in 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.
Rev. Sue K. Park, PhD
Associate Dean of Contextual Ed and International Programs
Director of KAM
Rev. Alvin Lingenfelter
Associate Director of Supervised Ministry
Contextual Education & International Partnerships
706-407-9592 (call or text)
Rev. Sungwoo Sam Kim
Transnational Ministries Coordinator
Students in Columbia’s MDiv, MAPT, and MDiv/MAPT dual degreeprograms are required to enroll in Supervised Ministry internships for which they receive academic credit.
MDiv students are required to enroll in at least 12 credit hours of Supervised Ministry, and may take up to 18 hours in SM courses as part of their degree program.
SM510: Congregation-Based Internship
MAPT students are required to enroll in 6 credit hours of Supervised Ministry. For students already working in ministry, a Practicum in their professional capacity may satisfy this course requirement.
SM505: Most MAPT tracks will require enrollment in MAPT Contextual Education
SM610: Clinical Pastoral Education. Pastoral Care track MAPT students are required to take CPE as their Supervised Ministry course.
MDiv/MAPT dual degree students are required to fulfill degree requirements for both the MDiv and the MAPT – 12 credit hours of Supervised Ministry and may take up to 24 hours. Students work in conjunction with their academic advisers to determine appropriate courses for enrollment.
SM510: 6 credits
SM610: for pastoral care track, 6 credits
CPE brings theological students and ministers of all faiths into supervised encounters with persons in crisis in order to develop pastoral identity and skills. Certified supervisors guide CPE students in theological reflection on their ministry experiences.
Find an accredited CPE Internship Site here. See local placement options below.
Director: Jonathan Ball, Jonathan.Ball@northside.com
Anna Lautenschlager – Admin Contact – Office: 404.817.6207 | Cell: 678.501.8560 | Anna.Lautenschlager@chris180.org
Director: Maureen Gensey-Shelton, email@example.com
Program Coordinator: Brenda Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisors: Cora Saunders and Blake Traynham, wbtraynham@GMH.EDU
Director: Karen Miller, email@example.com
Administrator: Lauren Ellis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Snellgrove, email@example.com
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