Community Engagement Fellows
The Community Engagement Fellows program seeks to enhance the academic, theological, formational, and leadership development of the Fellows to best prepare them for their positions as leaders in the church and the world. The program enhances students’ learning in areas of applied theology and ministry praxis, experiential learning and theological reflection, and their identity formation as church leaders engaged in transforming the community toward the shape of God’s reign.
- Requirements: Community Engagement Fellows are required to be full-time M.Div. students taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester. The Community Engagement Fellows program is not open to M.A. or M.T.S. students.
- Field Education: Community Engagement Fellows participate in a field educational experience in a ministry setting that allows them to undertake a self-designed community engagement project. The Institute for Community Engagement works with Fellows to secure placement in an appropriate setting. The Practice in Ministry and Mission office, as well as the Nonprofit Database also serve as resources.
- Stipend: Community Engagement Fellows receive a stipend that helps to cover educational expenses and to engage in their community engagement ministry project. Community Engagement Fellows meet in a weekly seminar to read and discuss the theology and practice of community engagement and to serve as a mutually supportive learning community.