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Churches and ministry agencies listed here partner with Bethel to be supportive environments for worship and ministry exploration for our students in a service or internship capacity. 

Note to students: To use any of these opportunities to satisfy your degree program’s internship, you must seek approval of the Director of Internship through the normal Internship Preparation process, and work with the church/agency to meet Bethel’s internship requirements.

Churches may explore entry on this list by contacting the Office of Internship and Placement at sem-internship-placement@bethel.edu.

We refresh this list as needed. Please check out this page periodically for more opportunities.

Children's Ministry Intern

Part-time, Egalitarian, Minimal Experience

Woodbury Baptist Church
6695 Upper Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
Send your resume to Simon Yeh at s.yeh@woodburybaptist.org and office@woodburybaptist.org. Please feel free to also send a short cover letter. In this optional letter, you may tell us more about yourself and include anything that would be helpful for us as we consider your application.

Application Deadline: 12/16/2022
Posted: 11/4/2022

Wooddale Intern

Part-time, Egalitarian, No experience, Converge

Wooddale Church
6630 Shady Oak Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Wooddale Church is looking for individuals to equip in ministry leadership! Our Internship Program is designed to develop an individual in their ministry experience, personal development, and spiritual formation. As an intern, you will learn the spiritual, leadership, and ministry dynamics of a multi-site church. This is a 1 year long paid part-time position that begins on October 3, 2022.

Click here to learn more and apply. Please reach out to Tessa Kinowski at internships@wooddale.org with any questions you may have.

Pastor (Negotiable FT, PT, Intern)

Full-time, Complementarian, Moderate Experience, Evangelical Covenant

Biwabik Covenant Church
700 Vermillion Trail, Aurora, MN 55708
Submit a letter of interest, resume, & credentials to Todd Roswold, church chairman at t.roswold@gmail.com.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Posted: 6/20/2022

Youth Pastor (Internship)

Part-time, Complementarian, Moderate Experience, Non-denominational

Meadow Spring Church
511 N Walnut, Chaska, MN 55318
Email resume and interest to John Laeger at john@meadowspring.org.
Application Deadline: 9/15/2022

Posted: 5/20/2022

Intern Program (Interns)

Part-time, Egalitarian, No experience, Converge

Westwood Community Church
3121 Westwood Dr, Excelsior, MN 55331
Visit the webpage, select the intern position you are interested in, and click on "apply."
Application Deadline: 8/31/2022

Posted: 5/11/2022


Part-time, Egalitarian, Moderate Experience, American Baptist

Christ Central Church
19 West Shannon, Spokane, WA 99205
Interested candidates should submit a resume and statement of Christian experience to Pastor Chris Thompson at Christ Central, North Hill at NorthHillLive@gmail.com. 
Application Deadline: 7/20/2022

Posted: 4/21/2022

Youth Ministry Internship

Full-time, Egalitarian, Minimal Experience

Timberwood Church
23084 State Hwy 371, Nisswa, MN 56468
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Amanda Quisberg at amanda.quisberg@timberwoodchurch.org.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Posted: 3/22/2022

A Christian Ministry In the National Parks

Full-time, Egalitarian, Summer Help

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks is still looking for summer 2022 team members. ACMNP is an interdenominational Christian ministry located in 45 state and national parks across the United States and Canada.

ACMNP’s summer ParkLife program allows team members to engage in ministry, grow in leadership development, and have a paying job, all while living in a national park! Team members work full-time, seasonal jobs in the hospitality industry and also lead interdenominational Christian worship services in their park. Our mission is to minister to those working in, living in, and visiting the national parks. We can offer field internship credit and also give all seminary students a $2000 scholarship at the end of their season. You can find out more information about our organization here: https://acmnp.com/apply/faq/

This weekend only ACMNP is waiving all application fees, so if students apply from Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13, we will automatically waive the $25 application fee! This will be our last waived fee event for this summer recruiting season, so please encourage your students to apply.

Posted: 3/8/2022

Grief Share Internship - Twin Cities, MN

There’s an opening for a female seminary student to serve in ministry to grievers in the well-known group-based program called “Grief Share.”  This will probably take place from March through May of 2023, probably meeting about once a week for eight weeks, two hours each meeting. The grief recovery offering is sponsored by a church plant for law enforcement and first responders called “Cities Cop Church,” which meets two (1st & 3rd) Sunday nights per month in the Anderson Center’s lower floor. The exact location for the grief group has not yet been decided, but will probably be either in the Anderson Center, or nearby. The experience will be led by a former Bethel Seminary faculty, Dr. Nils C. Friberg, who taught pastoral care at Bethel for 27 years, and has served over 30 years as a volunteer police chaplain. He also has missionary and hospital chaplaincy experience, and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1977. The emphasis for the female student is on listening carefully to issues that arise from women in the group. Literature, including student workbooks and recommended reading will be  part of the assignment. Academic Credit will be given by the Office of Internship and Placement, based on group hours, write-ups of learning and supervision sessions under Dr. Friberg’s tutelage. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Donna Johnson, Director of the Office of Internship and Placement (651.635.8541, or email: de-johnson@bethel.edu). 

ESTHER Homes Inc.

741 Aurora Ave., St. Paul, MN  55104
Internship Position, Part-time, Egalitarian

ESTHER Homes exists to come alongside pregnant women and single mothers experiencing homelessness or crisis by providing transitional housing and access to resources within a community of support. Families have their own room in a shared home for up to two years with access to live-in staff support while they acquire job training, further education, save money, grow as mothers, and work towards long-term housing. We believe relationships are the key to family stability and multi-generational impact.

ESTHER Homes was established in 2015 and operates housing programs in St. Paul and Eden Prairie. Full-time staff live and office out of each location, providing direct support to families and carrying out other responsibilities such as: direct social services, prenatal care coordination, program development and administration, community development, grant writing, and social media and fundraising.

We are a small, dynamic team with education in social work, nursing and midwifery, urban planning, and intercultural studies. We push each other to show up and be present rather than perfect.

We’re looking to create an intern team with broad skill sets, backgrounds, and perspectives. Ambitious self-starting undergraduates and graduate students with creativity, adaptability, and a learner mindset should apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to rachel@estherhomesmn.com


USA Mailing Address:  20schemes, PO Box 1491, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004

20schemes is seeking men and women to serve as short-term interns on church planting teams in the schemes of Scotland. This is a wonderful training opportunity for Christians of any age who wish to learn about ministry in difficult areas or gain experience sharing the gospel and discipling new believers.

For more information, call Marci Haydon at 502.507.2756, visit their website, or watch the internship video

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP)

Multiple Locations

Ministry Focus:

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) sends teams each summer and winter to parks across the U.S. & Canada where they are both working and leading ministry efforts in a park community. Our participants work seasonal jobs at resort companies while leading interdenominational worship services and engaging in relational ministry efforts at their place of employment. 

Seminarian participants or those pursuing a graduate degree in a ministry-related field gain the experience of leading one of these teams, preparing worship services, learning how to empower others in ministry, completing weekly administrative duties, engaging with international coworkers and tourists, and caring for fellow team members and employees as they walk through potentially difficult seasons. In addition to earning an income, ACMNP scholarships these individuals with a $2,000 educational award because we want to see them gain practical experience before becoming chaplains, counselors, missionaries, or whatever the Lord calls them to!

Contact:  info@acmnp.com, https://www.facebook.com/acmnp or 800.786.3450

Abbey Way Covenant Church

Whipple Chapel, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN
Ministry Focus:  Abbey Way is a Covenant Church with a contempletive ethos. An opportunity to mentor with a woman leader who is a Bethel grad.
Contact:  Jan Bros, 763.258.4425, abbeyway@gmail.com

Calvary Church

2120 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN
Ministry Focus:  Calvary Church is a multi-site church with locations in Roseville and White Bear Township. Opportunity to make connections within Converge.
Contact:  Tucker Anderson, 952.261.9562, tucker.anderson@calvarychurch.us

Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Contact:  Zach Thompson, 763.545.5659, zthompson@calvary.org

Catalyst Covenant Church

3600 Highcrest Rd NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Ministry Focus: Independent Christ-Centered Church with Lutheran roots.
Contact: Jeff Olson, 651.410.8975, jeff@catalystcovenant.org

Cerenity Senior Care

1900 Webber Street, White Bear Lake

Opportunities for both exploration in chaplain and pastoral care ministry in a long-term care and rehabilitation setting, suitable for Intro to Pastoral Care (PC512) and Professional Internship.
Contact:  Ann Gonzales, 651.461.9936, Ann.Gonzales@bhshealth.org

Compass Ministries

7733 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN
Ministry Focus:  Compass Ministries is a ministry under the North Central Conference of the Evangelical Church. It exists to engage and equip young adults who desire to be intentional about living in community and doing missional ministry together. The goal is to raise up the next generation of church leaders who embrace a God-centered priority, employ a Christ-centered paradigm and are empowered by a Spirit-centered practice. Compass provides a wide variety of internship opportunities as well as affordable housing for ministry students.
Contact: Jonathan Nelson, 651.263.5882, jonathan.waycross@gmail.com

Cornerstone Church of Blaine

Roosevelt Middle School, 650 125th Ave, Blaine, MN
Ministry Focus:  Multi-generational E-free church plant in Blaine.
Contact:  Interim Pastor Brent Costello, 763.783.1983, pastor@ccblaine.org

Elim Church

685 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: Paul Olson, 612.789.3591, paul@elimchurch.com

Emmanuel Christian Center

7777 University Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN
Contact: Dr. Lori Dykstra, 763.784.7777, LoriDykstra@emmanuelcc.org

Faith Christian Reformed Church

1600 Silver Lake Rd NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
Contact:  Adam Stout, 612.323.2573

First Baptist Church of Minneapolis

1021 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Ministry Focus: A community seeking to know Jesus more and become more like Him in the way we live our lives. Many paid internships available each year.
Contact: Matt Clausen, 612.332.3651, mclausen@fbcminneapolis.org

First Baptist Church

600 4th St, Wellman, IA 52356
Contact: Andrew Lundstrom, 319.646.2254, wellmanbaptist@gmail.com

First Calvary Baptist Church

5495 S Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Ministry Focus: Great church and pastor, in the independent Baptist movement (conservative, complementarian)
Contact: Mike VerWay, 651.451.6487, mikeverway@1stcalvary.com

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry

1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth, MN

Contact:  Jeff Freeman, 612.596.0090, jeff.freeman@goodnewsjail.org

Immanuel Church

9511 W Broadway Ave, Forest lake, MN 55025
Contact:  Matt Ragain, 651.955.1363, matt@immanuelonline.net

Lutheran Church of Hope

Several locations in the Des Moines, IA area
Contact:  Jon Anenson, 515.282.4481, jon.anenson@hopedesmoines.org

Mill City Church

Sheridan School, 1201 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN; Office - 3023 Randolph ST NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Ministry Focus:  Mill City Church is a neighborhood focused church in Northeast Minneapolis.
Contact: Stephanie O'Brien, 612.353.1755

Minnesota Veteran's Home

Multiple sites
Contact: John Steiner, 612.548.5939, john.steiner@state.mn.us

Mounds Park United Methodist Church

1049 Euclid St, St. Paul, MN 55106
Ministry Focus: Small, ethnically diverse UMCchurch in the Dayton's Bluff area, seeking to strengthen ties to Bethel. Evangelical in spirit.
Contact: Jay Jeong, 651.774.8736, revluther@hotmail.com

New Hope Community Church

33030 Vichers St NE, Cambridge, MN 55008
Ministry Focus: Bethel graduate with a vision to mentor new leaders. Can offer paid internships on a limited basis.
Contact: Bill Berg, 763.552.7979, bill@newhopecambridge.org

Oak Haven Church

1555 Constance Blvd NE, Ham Lake, MN

Ministry Focus: Bethel grad with a vision to mentor new leaders, and a thoughful approach to ministry.
Contact: Andy Kumpel, 763.434.6013, andy@oakhavenchurch.org

Presbyterian Church of the Way

3382 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Ministry Focus: Presbyterian church close to Bethel. Great community with an opportunity to explore ministry in the Presbyterian faith community.
Contact: David Parker, 651.484.3346, revdad27@gmail.com

Presbyterian Homes

Various Locations
Ministry Focus: Chaplain internship in long-term care setting, supervised by a qualified chaplain in a supportive spiritual community, with exposure to a variety of experiences.
Contact: Chris Wheatley, 612.269.1384, cwheatly@preshomes.org

Redeemer Covenant Church

61 Mississippi Way NE, Fridley, MN 55432
Ministry Focus: Redeemer loves Bethel interns and has had at least one Seminary student and several CAS students.
Contact: Brian Montague, 763.574.7445, b.montague@redeemermn.org

Sanctuary Covenant Church

2018 Aldrich Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Ministry Focus: Sanctuary Covenant loves North minneapolis. It's the geographic center of the church community. Wonderfully missional and diverse, and an opportunity to explore the Covenant.
Contact: Edrin Williams, 612.692.6575, ewilliams@sanctuarycov.org

Southtown Baptist Church

2600 W 82nd St, Bloomington, MN 55431
Ministry Focus: "To honor God by joining Him in creating His multi-ethnic group of believers who will help people say "yes" to Jesus' love, "yet" to Jesus' truth and "Yes" to Jesus' mission.
Contact:  Chris Reinertson, 952.881.1122, southtown@southtownbaptist.com

The Door Covenant Church

1250 126th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Contact: Dr. Jack Shields, 651.235.5336, pastorjackshields@gmail.com

The Why Church

Elk River YMCA, 13337 Business Ctr, Dr NW, Elk River, MN 55330
Contact: Bjorn Dixon, 763.230.2814, bjorn@thewhychurch.org

Uptown Church

2605 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: Katie Lee, 612.567.1249, connect@uptownchurch.mn

Vine Church

3244 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ministry Focus: Multi-ethnic church in the urban context. Pastor Lindberg is energized to mentor the next generation of leadership in Gospel ministry.
Contact: Stewart Lindberg, 612.722.3316, stewlindberg@vinechurchmpls.com

WayCross Evangelical Church

7733 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN
Ministry Focus: WayCross is a small church that is seeking to be missional with the Brooklyn Park community. They believe that kingdom fruit flows from a close, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. Their focus is to know Christ deeply and to minister out of a place of intimacy and oneness with Him. The church has a strong young adult community and offers a variety of internship opportunities to ministry students.
Contact: Jonathan Nelson, 763.561.9152, jonathan.waycross@gmail.com

Westwood Community Church

3121 Westwood Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331
Contact: Jill Fox, 952.224.7480, jill.fox@westwoodcc.org