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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, and have proven to be so in our students’ experiences.

Churches and ministry agencies may explore entry on this list by contacting the Director of Internship and Placement at

Volunteers to help with Sunday Services

Benedictine Health System, 618 East 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Benedictine has ecumenical Christian services every Sunday. They are looking for up to 10 volunteers on a rotating basis to help with setup, preaching, and tear down. Please contact or call at 612.879.2854 to set up an interview time, then meet and greet with HR and Admin.

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks

Multiple Locations

Ministry Focus:

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) sends teams each summer and winter to parks across the US & 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:, or 800.786.3450

Abbey Way Covenant Church

685 13th Ave NE, 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,

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,

Catalyst Covenant Church

1490 Fullham, Olson Student, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Ministry Focus:  Entrepreneurial Covenant church plant, with a pastor who is eager to mentor seminarians.
Contact:  Jeff Olson, 651.410.8975,

Compass Ministries

7733 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN
Ministry Focus: Compass Ministries exists to engage and equip young adults who desire to be intentional about living in community and doing missional ministry together. Our 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,

Cornerstone Church of Blaine

Blaine High School, University Ave and Main St, Blaine, MN
Ministry Focus:  Multi-generational E-Free church plant in Blaine, with an experienced Bethel grad.
Contact:  Jeremy Lind, 763.783.1983,

Emmanuel Christian Center

7777 University Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN
Ministry Focus:  Assemblies of God church
Contact:  Dr. Lori Dykstra, 763.784.7777,

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,

First Baptist Church of Hudson, WI

309 Vine St, Hudson, WI  54016
Ministry Focus:  Small older church looking for some energy.
Contact:  Scott Jorgenson, 507.226.3244,

First Baptist Church, Wellman, IA

600 4th St, Wellman IA 52356
Ministry Focus:  Looking for an intern
Contact:  Mark Larson, 478.737.6169,

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,

Immanuel Church

9511 W. Broadway Ave. Forest Lake, MN 55025

Ministry Focus:  Matt is interested in both mentoring and internships.
Contact:  Matt Ragain, 651.955.1363,

Life Community Church

1500 E Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Ministry Focus:  Church has a condo that can be used by an intern.
Contact:  Kirk R. Brantner,

Mill City Church

1201 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Ministry Focus:  Mill City Church is a neighborhood-focused church in Northeast Minneapolis.
Contact:  JD Larson,

Minnesota Veteran's Home

Multiple Sites
Ministry Focus: Pastoral Care/Chaplain Care
Contact:  John Steiner, 612.548.5939,

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,

Oak Haven Church

1555 Constance Blvd NE, Ham Lake, MN
Ministry Focus:  Bethel graduate with a vision to mentor new leaders, and a thoughtful approach to ministry. Great community.
Contact:  Andy Kumpel, 763.434.6013

Presbyterian Church of the Way

3382 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview, MN
Ministry FocusPresbyterian church in Bethel Sem's back yard. Great community, with an opportunity to explore ministry in the Presbyterian faith community.
Contact:  David Parker, 651.484.3346,

River Heights Vineyard Church

6070 Cahill Ave. East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Ministry Focus: Our purpose is to help a growing number of people love God, love people, and change the world. Our top values are the presence of God, loving relationships, diversity, and service.
Contact: Peter Benedict,

Sanctuary Covenant Church

5100 Wayzata Blvd, #128W, Minneapolis, MN  55416

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,

Southtown Baptist Church

2600 W 82nd St, Bloomington, MN

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, "Yes" to Jesus' truth, and "Yes" to Jesus' mission.
Contact:  Chris Reinertson, 952.881.1122,

Synergy Church Planting Network

Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC)
Ministry Focus: To identify new church planters, partner with existing churches, and pool resources to create incubators out of which new churches can be planted. Complementarian.
Contact:  Tom Bennardo, Director of Pastoral Development and Western US Church Multiplication

The Why Church

13337 Business Ctr Dr NW, Elk River, MN
Contact:  Bjorn Dixon, 763.230.2814

Valley Christian Fellowship

209 N Main St, Crookston, MN 56716
Ministry Focus:  Non-Denominational Church with ties to U of M Crookston. Evangelical. Looking for a transitional ministry which can serve as an internship and move into long term solo-pastor ministry as the current pastor retires. Stipend negotiable.
Contact:  Jim Shaar, 218.281.4017,

WayCross Evangelical Church

7733 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN  55444
Ministry Focus:  WayCross Church is a small church that is seeking to be missional within the Brooklyn Park community. We believe that kingdom fruit flows from a close, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. Our focus is to know Christ deeply and to minister out of a place of intimacy and oneness with Him. Our church has a strong young adult community and offers a variety of internship opportunities to ministry students (preaching, worship ministry, youth ministry, etc.). WayCross is part of the North Central Conference of the Evangelical Church (
Contact: Jonathan Nelson, 651-263-5882,

Westwood Community Church

3121 Westwood Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331
Ministry Focus:  Westwood offers Residencies as well as shorter-term internships.
Contact:  Jill Fox, 952.224.7480,