Community Engagement Fellows
The Community Engagement Fellows is an exciting contextual education experience through which the fellows undertake the design and development of an applied ministry initiative that speaks to their heart’s passion. Combining both classroom and community-based learning, fellows undertake a ministry project that enhances learning in areas of applied theology, experiential learning, ministry praxis, theological reflection, and formation as faith leaders engaged in transforming the church and the world.
- Field Education: Community Engagement Fellows participate in a community based ministry experience that allows them to undertake their self-designed community engagement project. The Institute for Community Engagement works with Fellows to secure placement in an appropriate setting via their ministry and nonprofit database.
- Stipend: Community Engagement Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend that helps to cover educational expenses and to engage in their community engagement ministry project.
- Requirements: Fellows must be a full-time M.Div. student taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester; meet in a weekly seminar to read and discuss the theology and practice of community engagement; and serve as a mutually supportive learning community.