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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 sem-internship-placement@bethel.edu.

 

Good News Club 

Valentine Hills Elementary School, 1770 W County Road E2, St. Paul, MN 
Ministry Focus: Working with children during a Bible club that meets in a public school. Volunteers will help with worship, Bible lessons, games, skits, small group time, etc. and are encouraged to serve in the area that they would most enjoy. 
Contact:  Michelle Krohn, makrohn1@msn.com 

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 dozens of parks across the US & Canada where they are both working and leading ministry efforts. Each one of our participants works a full time job at a resort company while leading interdenominational worship services and engaging in relational ministry efforts at their place of employment.

Our seminarian participants, or those furthering their education in ministry related fields, get the experience of leading one of these teams! They walk away from the experience not only having the opportunity to lead worship services, but of learning how to lead and empower others in ministry, clerical responsibility of weekly documentation and offering, engaging with intercultural coworkers and tourists, and care ministry as team members and employees walk through difficult seasons. In addition to earning a full time income over the course of a season, we scholarship these individuals with a $2,000 educational award because we want to see them be able to gain such practical experience before becoming chaplains, counselors, missionaries, and whatever the Lord calls them to!

We also offer an Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP) for a select 12-15 excelling leaders who will spearhead a ministry project in their assigned park. If selected for this program a participant would earn a $1,000 scholarship at the completion of their season!

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

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, jeff@catalystcovenant.org

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, jonathan.waycross@gmail.com

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, pastor@ccblaine.org

Emmanuel Christian Center

7777 University Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN
Ministry Focus:  Assemblies of God church.
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, adams@faithcrcmn.org

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, mclausen@fbcminneapolis.org

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, office@fbhudson.org

First Baptist Church, Wellman, IA

600 4th St, Wellman IA 52356
Ministry Focus:  Looking for an intern
Contact:  Mark Larson, 478.737.6169, wisxc@yahoo.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, mikeeverway@1stcalvary.com

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, matt@immanuelonline.net

Lake Minnetonka Shores, Presbyterian Homes

Preaching and Worship Leading Volunteer
Choice of Wednesday 3:00 Chapel Service
4515 Shoreline Dr., Spring Park, MN  55384
If Interested, please contact Pastor Jackie Ziemer or Marcia Rosa at 952.471.4001, ext. 3928

Preaching with option to plan and lead 30 minute worship service at 400 resident Senior Living facility with average attendance of 40.  May consult to plan and review leadership with campus pastors.  Invited to be creative, yet contextually relevant to aging population.

With some modifications, may be eligible to use as a Bethel internship.  Please email sem-internship-placement@bethel.edu if interested.

Posted:  12/17/2018

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, kirk@lifecchurch.com

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, jd@millcitychurch.com

Minnesota Veteran's Home

Multiple Sites
Ministry Focus: Pastoral Care/Chaplain Care
Contact:  John Steiner, 612.548.5939, john.steiner@state.mn.us

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 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, revdad27@gmail.com

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, pjbenedict@gmail.com

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, ewilliams@sanctuarycov.org

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, southtown@southtownbaptist.com

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. t.bennardo@fecministries.org

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, jshaar.vcf@midconetwork.com

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 (www.greatsalvation.org).
Contact: Jonathan Nelson, 651-263-5882, jonathan.waycross@gmail.com

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, jill.fox@westwoodcc.org