Internship Program

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

Benefits of the Intern Program

  • Experience on-site practical training in ministry
  • Work one-on-one with divisional minister in designated area of service
  • Teach and/or lead on a regular basis
  • Have the opportunity to be discipled and learn methodologies and leadership practices from seasoned ministers
  • Have the privilege to disciple and invest in members of the church
  • Participate in weekly Intern Development class hosted by various senior Prestonwood leaders and ministry experts

Requirements

  • Committed follower of Christ
  • In good academic standing at a local conservative seminary or masters-level program with a biblical studies emphasis
  • Within 10 years of high school graduation and has obtained undergraduate degree
  • Assurance of God’s call to church ministry
  • Agreement to the Intern Covenant
  • Membership at Prestonwood

Apply

If you’re interested in the Internship Program, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the Intern Manual and thoroughly read the information.
  2. If you would like to apply for the Internship Program at Prestonwood, please complete the Questionnaire and Covenant online form.
  3. After you submit the online form, e-mail your resume and testimony to [email protected].

If you have any questions, please call 972-930-4461 or e-mail [email protected].

Dr. Jonathan Teague
Minister to Married Adults
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Prestonwood offers paid Intern positions. Interns also receive a matriculation benefit each semester to assist with the cost of purchasing books and materials.

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 into a second year, to advance to a different ministerial role, or to launch into a like-minded church.

Interns are encouraged to live close to the Prestonwood campus on which they serve. If an Intern has specific housing needs, our office keeps an active file of Prestonwood families that are available to serve as host homes.

Yes. Interns at Prestonwood have the opportunity to receive up to 26 hours towards a Master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

What Our Interns Have Said

“The Prestonwood Internship program gave me a biblical understanding of what it means to serve in vocational ministry, serve the people of your ministry, and serve the people you work alongside in ministry. The program emphasizes first and foremost your relationship with Jesus, and then equips and teaches you how to do day-to-day vocational ministry. The ministers pour into the residents and show appreciation for them; and the exposure to excellent resources, teaching and practical ministry experience is unparalleled!”

Forshee, Bryant

Morgan Womack
“The Prestonwood Internship Program has established a firm foundation of relational ministry in my life. The ministers around me, as well as the other residents in the program, have built a community of accountability and discipleship to encourage me to seek Christ in every decision, task and meeting. Regardless of the task in front of me, I’m continuously motivated through the love that God gives us to strive for excellence for the advancement of the kingdom of God. From my time here at Prestonwood, I know I’m equipped to take all that I have learned with me wherever God may call me.”

Womack Morgan

Jacob Browning
“The Prestonwood Internship Program was instrumental in my development as a leader. Discipleship from the ministers on staff molded my work ethic and deepened my passion for the local church. I am grateful for the principles I learned in stewardship, selflessness and excellence. I am grateful God led me to the Prestonwood Internship Program.”

Browning, Jaccob

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