Leadership in Context (LIC)

Leadership in Context (LIC) occurs during a student's first two years of study. The goal of the program is to afford students the opportunity to observe and gain experience in ministry leadership, and to promote critical reflection on these observations and experiences. The connection of contextual activity with the academic component of the course seminars infuses ministry practice with intellectual rigor and focuses intellectual pursuits on the real needs of people.

The contextual part of the LIC involves a time commitment of 6-8 hours per week in a ministry setting (usually a congregation). The classroom part of the LIC involves six evening seminars (including dinner) per semester where students and their supervisors will learn methods and tools for reading and interpreting contexts and formulating mission plans and leadership strategies.