Why do I need an internship?

Because it's your chance to learn things you'd never learn anywhere else. Seriously. There's a saying that floats around among pastors..."I didn't learn that in Bible College!"

The reality is, there's just so much that can't be learned in a book, lecture hall, or in the span of a four-year education. Some things just have to be learned through experience, and that's what internships are all about.

Pastor Joel and Kimberlee are dedicated to doing what they can to help you be successful in the calling God has on your life. They are passionate about serving the Lord in rural America, and long to see leaders raised up, ready to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities for ministry in rural places. They see what could be, and want to do their part to make it happen. It could happen through you. Have you thought about that?

Then he said to his disciples, β€œThe harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”
— Matthew 9:37

So much potential

During your internship at Lakeview School of Rural Church Ministry, you will...

  • Gain practical experience living & working in a rural community

  • Develop your people skills in a real-life, working ministry environment

  • Work alongside a dedicated rural church pastor

  • Network with other rural church pastors in southern Oregon and within the Oregon Ministry Network

  • Develop relationships with pastors from other denominations working together to reach rural places

  • Cultivate life-long friendships

  • Learn skills needed for a broad spectrum of church work (not just for specialized departments)

  • Apply your theology training practically in a ministry setting with the guidance of an experienced minister

  • Practice your preaching and teaching skills on a loving (and forgiving!) congregation

  • Develop leadership and administrative skills that will benefit every part of your life

  • Work toward ministerial credentialing with the Assemblies of God

  • Graduate ready to lead a rural church or serve on staff at nearly any church

Give Me Specifics

If you want to know more about the details of the Lakeview School of Ministry Training Track, we've got you covered. Just click here for more information.

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