The Leadership Studies Year will provide the Intern with the opportunity to continue to learn about ministry through the prism of guided work within a congregation. We will explore the following themes: a public theology of hope and presence, embodied ecclesiology and the multiple roles of the minister (pastoral, prophetic, poetic, sustaining). The structure of learning and congregational engagement will be the same as that experienced during Congregational Studies. Students will have the opportunity to blend academic learning with structured reflection on the multiple dimensions of congregational life. They will meet monthly with a Congregational Lay Committee and weekly with their Teaching Pastor. In addition, Interns will lead a focused initiative in the congregation, one designed the prior year in close collaboration with the Teaching Pastor and Lay Committee.