This is the first half of a two-semester capstone course sequence for graduating CDSP MDiv students. It can be taken as an elective by students in other programs. This course will involve constructive practical work on ministry leadership, including theological reflection, discerning and securing a specific call in ministry, training in models of leadership, evangelism, congregational development, and the spirituality of ministry. An integral part of this course is a placement in a congregation or institution, including 5 hours per week spent on site. Lecture/presentations, discussion and several small individual projects, peer theological reflection, plus one major group project.