Summit Ministry Internship

The Church rises and falls on leadership.

We’re glad you’re here, because we’re passionate about building up the next generation of church leaders and you’re probably researching internships because that’s what you sense God is calling you to be.  Throughout history the vitality of the church has been connected to the vitality of her leadership.  So we believe investing in people like you – the future pastors, planters and staff members of the church – is one of the most strategic ways we can invest in the kingdom of God.

We’ve designed the Summit Ministry Internship (SMI) to help you develop the knowledge, character, vision and skills necessary to lay a solid foundation for your calling.  As an intern, you’ll spend the months of July and August forming community with fellow interns as you use your gifts to make an impact through our Elevate Student Camp, ServeRDU initiative, and Triangle Kid’s Camp.

In August, you’ll be paired with a mentor who will help you develop the character and skills necessary to be a church leader, as you serve ten hours each week in one of Summit’s ministries.  

As you gain practical ministry experience you’ll also participate in bi-weekly training designed to help you grow as a disciple, leader, Bible teacher and communicator.  To cap off the experience you’ll travel with the group to a national conference addressing church leadership.

When you graduate you’ll possess valuable ministry experience, a meaningful relationship with a Summit staff member and a group of great friends.  You can even earn seminary credit along the way. 

“My internship experience has helped me lay a strong foundation for ministry. I’ve gotten to carry real responsibility and be guided by great teachers.”

Heather West

2016 Intern

Who should apply?

SMI is a high-investment internship designed for men and women who are either exploring or feel called to church ministry.  If you’re between the age of 20-28, have some previous leadership experience and desire to be intentionally challenged in a gospel-saturated environment, we’d love for you to apply.  SMI is a nine-month program that runs from July to April.  Interns must participate in all nine months of the program and responsibilities require interns possess a reliable form of transportation.

Further Details

Where: The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Duration: Mid-July through mid-April (9 months)
Time Commitment: 20 hours per week between September and April.
Compensation: You have the opportunity but not obligation to raise financial support.

  • If you decide to raise support, you won’t be doing it alone. You’ll raise support alongside fellow classmates as you receive proven training and ongoing coaching.
  • We’ve consistently seen God provide in this area. If you’re drawn to this opportunity, don’t let anxiety about raising support keep you from following God’s call. Give God a chance to show off in your life so you can be encouraged by how he does.

Seminary Credit: Up to 6 credit hours are available via Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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