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 2023, the stipend will be $3500 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
  • Pastoral care
  • Observing how administration works in a local church
  • Leading others in community and missional engagement opportunities

Projected Summer Schedule

May 31, 2023


June 4, 2023

First Sunday in local church

June 5, 2023

Annual Conference (Waco)


Praxis Retreat

July 27, 2023

De-brief and sending forth

July 30, 2023

Last Sunday in local church

How to Apply

Applications are now closed for 2023. Applications for 2024 will be available after January 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 ( or Meredith Bell (