Linking theological education with local and international communities

Community Engaged Learning

In this multicultural and multireligious world, effective spiritual leadership requires humility, knowledge, perspective and skill that come from engagement with diverse communities and contexts. Community Engaged Learning (CEL) links theological education with local and international communities.

CEL courses, networks, and programs create experiences that foster reciprocal and just ways for self and culture, social forces and institutions, to shape and give meaning to life and work. CEL provides immersive education through year-long internships, three month social change field work projects, and contextual learning intensives in social entrepreneurship, and local, global change making.

Through our online Theological Education for Leadership program, CEL also makes progressive and critical Christian theological education accessible and off “Holy Hill” in Berkeley for communities, churches and leaders around the world.


Theological Education for Leadership

Multicultural in its design and focus, Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) provides progressive, accessible, online Christian theological education year-round for clergy, laity, and spiritual seekers and leaders. It may be engaged at the level that works for you—for personal spiritual formation, lay leadership training, professional growth, or continuing education.

Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) Courses and Certificates

Immersive Learning

Pacific School of Religion’s Immersive Learning Program provides a link between the seminary and diverse communities throughout the Bay Area, the Pacific, and the world.

Upcoming immersions and immersive learning blogs

Field Education and Social Change Field Work

Through Field Education and Social Change Field Work, Pacific School of Religion students gain practical experience preparing for a wide range of vocational paths.

Field education: Mdiv studentsField education: MTS studentsSocial change field work: CSSC studentsSocial change field work: MAST students