“While at Prestonwood, as an intern you will experience dynamic worship, excellent ministry practice, and a myriad of service opportunities that will enhance your calling and prepare you for a lifetime of effective ministry leadership. You will also take part in a personal discipleship and mentorship program that will allow you to deepen your faith and strengthen the uniqueness and influence of your calling.” —Pastor Jack Graham
If you’re interested in the Intern Ministry, first download our Intern Manual. After reading the information there, if you would like to apply for an internship at Prestonwood, please download and complete the Questionnaire and Covenant. Please submit these completed forms and a resume by mail to Teaching Pastor Jarrett Stephens (6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093) or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For answers to frequently asked questions, download our Intern Brochure. If you have further questions, please call 972-820-5317 or e-mail email@example.com.
Does an intern receive pay?
Yes. Prestonwood offers paid internships. Interns also receive a matriculation benefit to assist with the cost of purchasing books and materials.
What is the length of the internship?
We ask all interns to commit to a year of service. When the year is complete, we will evaluate whether an opportunity to extend the internship exists, to move up within the organization or to launch into a like-minded church.
Where do interns live?
All interns are encouraged to live close to the church and commute to school. If an intern cannot attain local lodging, our office keeps an active file of Prestonwood families that are available to serve as host homes. The intern is responsible for his/her food costs.
- Committed follower of Christ
- Student in good academic standing at a local conservative seminary or Masters-level Program with a biblical studies emphasis
- Student must be within 10 years of their high school graduation and must have obtained their undergraduate degree
- Assurance of God’s call to church ministry
- Agreement to the Intern Covenant
- Membership at Prestonwood
God has greatly used the Intern Program to help develop in me the skills necessary for effective ministry. As an intern, I have been given the opportunity to take part in strategically planning and launching new Bible studies, leading mission trips, mentoring young adults and more. It has become very apparent through my time here at Prestonwood how much the staff cares about preparing its interns for future success in ministry.
The Intern Program at Prestonwood has afforded me the outlet to put into practice all of the skills I am being taught in seminary. One of the highlights of my internship is having ministers who are intentional in pouring into my life as a next-generation leader. This internship has given me a lot of experience in many different ministry areas, preparing me to follow the Lord's lead.
The Intern Program at Prestonwood has given me a greater respect for church membership, developed in me the capacity to handle various situations with ease, and has taught me the value of hard work and commitment. You will never feel alone in what you're doing, and you get to learn from the best. I believe there is no better place to receive hands-on ministry experience than Prestonwood.
The Intern Program has given me a good, varied experience that has shown me what church ministry looks like. It has taught me how to integrate ministry knowledge that I have acquired through seminary and to develop practical and concrete patterns of ministry. My internship has not only allowed me to participate in real-life ministry in real-life settings, but it has also affirmed that serving in full-time ministry is what God is calling me to do. The internship has allowed me to be mentored by ministers who want to invest in the kingdom through training, coaching, and building up young men and women to be future leaders in ministry.