Welcome to the GCI Intern Program!
• Earn a masters degree in pastoral ministry
• Engage in practical ministry in a supportive context
• Be mentored by experienced teachers and life-coaches
Grace Communion International in the U.S. offers a unique, 2-3 year discipleship experience. Interns are admitted to the online Master of Pastoral Studies degree program at Grace Communion Seminary, or they are current students at Duke Divinity School or Princeton Theological Seminary. Besides pursuing their studies, interns are embeded in a GCI church community, where they spend significant time each week in either high school youth ministry, college campus ministry, or a specific community outreach initiative. While being equipped in practical ministry at the local church level, interns are engaged in vocational exploration with the help of mentors and life coaches.
Our program is designed to encourage and build up a new generation of church leaders as part of GCI's multi-track leader development vision to train pastors, church planters and other ministers of the gospel. Here are pictures of recent and current interns (click to enlarge):
Is the Intern Program for you?
The GCI Intern Program is for those who desire to be part of a fired-up group of people of all ages seeking opportunities to participate in the exciting movement of the Spirit in and through GCI - a work already extending to almost 100 nations around the world! GCI membership is not required to participate in the program. Here's what is required:
Want to apply?
Applications for the GCI Intern Program are welcome any time. Click here for an application form. Entry into the program begins with a four-day orientation held each August in Durham, North Carolina (August 17-21 in 2016).
The GCI Intern Program is not the only leader development track offered by GCI. We also have a church planting track and a pastoral residency track.
What are the benefits?
Resources & information
We invite you to support the GCI Intern Program by donating to GCI's GCnext fund.