Lutheran Services NY Alliance received the Leadership Development Grant of the Metropolitan NY Synod/ELCA for which the Alliance and its CPE program is very grateful. In the final months of utilizing this grant, the Alliance is grateful to the Metropolitan NY Synod for its generous support. This grant has assisted the Alliance in establishing a Distance Learning Clinical Pastoral Education Program. Church leaders and seminarians are now able participate in this Distance Learning program and use their congregation or agency as the setting for applying their clinical skills. Each week during the semester the group meets together using an online platform for the purpose of learning the best practices involved in clincial pastoral and spiritual education. This program has been well recieved both for its excellence in education and saving in travel time and related expenses. Persons of all faith traditions and backgrounds are welcome to apply. Please visit LSNYA.org for more information.