Available courses

This is a non-credit bearing course, it is required for all MDiv students planning to be assigned to a field site beginning in Fall, 2018. 


The Field Education curriculum consists of five academic terms, generally as follows:


ML 320  Field Education Preparation, Spring Term - 0 cr

ML 321/2 Field Education, Fall Term & Spring Term - 2 cr ea.

ML 323/324 Field Education Internship, Fall Term & Spring Term - 1 cr ea.


Assignment for students enrolled in ML320 Field Education Preparation

During the Spring term, make Sunday worship visits to congregations near your location.

Speak to your bishop, other clergy members.

Do you think you might be called to non-parochial ministry?

Are you called to be a church leader who is not ordained?

'Field sites' may also be social service agencies and not-for-profit organizations ministering with God's people. 

Contact KJ with any questions.


This assignment requires signed Learning Agreements, Learning Objectives and Goals to be submitted before May 18, 2018




This is an online synchronous class held every Monday at 7:30pm CT.

There will be no class held on the following dates: March 26 (Holy Week) or April 2 (Easter Monday).

A community forum

A travel course on contemporary mission and ministry through the lens of growing, vibrant churches in London, UK. A travel course. 3 Credit Hours.

A travel course on contemporary mission and ministry through the lens of growing, vibrant churches in London, UK. A travel course. Class meets in London 20-26 May 2017. 3 Credit Hours.

CC 461/661:  The Structures of Community: Cities, Neighborhoods, and the New Urbanism for Church Leaders

What’s a good place? A good neighborhood? A well-designed city? What does the church have to do with it all? How can we live well in whatever place we find ourselves? How do order, community, sustainability, and livability in the built environments we inhabit affect us as we lead communities of faith? These are some of the questions we’ll look at in this class. You’ll develop skills in analysis, evaluation and theological assessment of places, and will assess the relation of urbanism to the gospel, the common good, and the church’s mission. The course involves several local field trips and field work.


Course Title: MN3185 – Pastoral Offices   Fall Term 2015

Instructor:  The Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer

Meeting Dates:  September 10-12, October 8-10, November 5-7 in Chicago with online work between meetings

Course descriptionThis course provides an introduction to the pastoral offices in the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer and other liturgical resources such as Enriching Our Worship and the Book of Occasional Services, 2003. The course will provide a historical, liturgical, catechetical, pastoral and ritual overview of the pastoral offices in use in the Episcopal Church. Some of these offices include marriage and other rites of union, reconciliation, ministration to the sick and dying, and the burial rites.  These offices will be put in the context of the church’s liturgy and how these rites shape, form and enrich a parish’s worship, prayer and shared community life.




A place for support, conversation, encouragement, resources, and problem-solving. 

In the Faculty Sandbox you can play with online teaching & learning toys, including the latest digital toy, Blackboard's Collaborate Ultra. Everyone here is a teacher, so feel free to upload content.