Contextualized Learning

The goal of contextualized learning at Central Baptist Theological Seminary is to help students connect the information that they learn in a classroom setting to the realities of ministry and service in the 21st Century. A simpler way of saying this is contextualized learning seeks to help students “live what they learn.”

Whether a student desires to serve a body of believers within a traditional church setting or serve the urban poor through a nonprofit social service agency or a ministry or business, contextualized learning seeks to help students and alumni bridge the divide between theory and reality.

How can the contextualized learning staff at Central help you?
• If you are a student at Central, we can help you identify an internship opportunity where you will earn academic credit.
• If you are an alumnus of Central, we can help you locate relevant full or part-time ministry opportunities.
• If you are a member of an organization that is seeking qualified applicants for a staff or ministry vacancy, we can connect you with capable people to fill your needs.

For more information about sharing a ministry opportunity or internship opportunity with Central students, or finding out about internship and ministry opportunities, please contact the Director of Contextualized Learning, Dr. Terrell Carter. For a current listing of available internship and ministry opportunities, please check below:


FBC Bloomington Illinois- Pastor (Bloomington, IL)

SFBC – Associate Pastor – October 2017 v4 (Seattle, WA)

Connections Coordinator Job Posting (Kansas City Metro area)

EUMC Director of Youth and College Age Ministries JOB POSTING (Memphis, TN)

ABC Churches Indiana- Face to Face meetings for prospective pastors and staff

CBF church start internship– Church planting/Church starting opportunity through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

zion united church of christ-pulpit supply (Kansas City, KS)

harvest ridge-childrens ministry coordinator– (Shawnee, KS)

St. Stephen’s – Minister to children (Minneapolis, MN)

Buncombe Street UMC – youth minister (Greenville, SC)

University Presbyterian Church-Director of childrens ministry (Seattle, WA)