Praxis Internship in Pastoral Leadership

The Praxis Internship provides undergraduate 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.

 

In 2022, the stipend will be $3000 for the summer. 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:

  • Preparing and preaching a sermon
  • Preparing and teaching a Bible study series
  • Visiting people in homes and hospital
  • Observing how administration works in a local church
  • Leading others in community and missional engagement opportunities

Projected Summer Schedule

June 1, 2022

Orientation

June 5, 2022

First Sunday in local church

June 13, 2022

Annual Conference (Fort Worth)

July 12-15, 2022

Praxis Retreat

July 28, 2022

De-brief and sending forth

July 31, 2022

Last Sunday in local church

How to Apply

Applications are now open for summer 2022. March 31 is the final application deadline. 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 (kevinwalters@ctcumc.org) or Meredith Bell (meredithbell@ctcumc.org).