The Praxis Internship provides college students an opportunity to experience pastoral ministry through a paid internship in a local church. In his second letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul reminded him to "fan into flame the gift of God" (2 Timothy 1:6, NIV). Through a guided experience of action and reflection (Praxis), we help college students explore and discern how God might be calling them into ministry and ‘fan into flame’ their passion to serve God.
Each intern is matched with a mentor pastor who guides them during the program. Praxis is designed to provide a range of experiences related to pastoral leadership, such as:
There are two possible tracks for a Praxis Internship--summer or school-year. On the summer track, interns work about 30 hours per week for about 10 weeks. On the school-year track, interns work about 10 hours a week for 30 weeks, split over two semesters.
|May 26, 2020||Orientation|
|May 31, 2020||First Sunday in local church|
|June 14-17, 2020||Annual Conference (Southlake)|
|July 1, 2020||Mid-point check-in|
|July 30, 2020||De-brief and sending forth|
|August 2, 2020||Last Sunday in local church|
|April 2021||De-brief and sending forth|
Applications for the summer track are available in October for the following summer. March 31 is the final deadline for summer applications. Applications for the school-year track are available in January with a final deadline of August 1. Prospective interns are encouraged to apply early because we will accept people before the deadline, and space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Walters (email@example.com) or Paul Massingill (firstname.lastname@example.org).