Praxis Internship in Pastoral Leadership

The Praxis Internship provides college students an opportunity to experience pastoral ministry through a ten-week, paid summer 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 summer. 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

Intern Schedule

May 29, 2019 Orientation (Waco)
June 2, 2019 First Sunday in local church
June 9-12, 2019 Annual Conference (Arlington)
July 9, 2019 Mid-point check-in
August 5, 2019 De-brief and sending forth


Applications are available in October for the following summer. Prospective interns are encouraged to apply early because we will accept people before the deadline, and space is limited. March 31 is the final deadline for applications. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Walters ( or Paul Massingill (