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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

A Christian Ministry In the National Parks

Multiple Locations
Ministry Focus: Summer ministry committed to the mission of embodying and extending the ministry of Jesus Christ through worship, witness, and the development of Christian leaders.
Contact:  Amy Bloomquist, 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,

Cornerstone Church of Blaine

Blaine High School, University Ave and Main St, Blaine, MN
Ministy 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
Ministy 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 Lexinton Ave N, Shoreview, MN
Ministry Focus:  Presbyterian 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 Muitiplication.

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,

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,