Thanks for checking out Trinity Bible Church’s internship program.
God created and sustains the church by his very Word. We love the church because God does. The Bible reveals local churches as God’s chief instrument for displaying God’s glory and inviting lost sinners to turn to an eternal life of delighting in and glorifying God. Churches need gospel-centered pastors who love the church. We’re convicted that part of our mission of “Taking Jesus Further” includes reproducing pastors who love the church. Loving the church is hard work. In fact, it’s impossible for sinners to love other sinners without God’s resources. But in Christ, the very affection of Christ Jesus empowers us through the Holy Spirit to love others as God has first loved us.
The purpose of our internship program is not to build and staff ministries within our own church. We desire to be a place where future pastors and church leaders who feel an inward call to ministry can come and observe what local church life looks like in practice while studying what the Scriptures as well as pastors and theologians who have thought carefully about the nature of church have to say about what a healthy, biblical church should look and how a shepherd ought to serve.
Trinity Bible Church originally began meeting on the northern edge of Phoenix in 1968 at Saguaro Elementary School before landing at 35th and Peoria in 1971. The city has grown far beyond us now, leaving us in an urban context that flavors the nature of how we do ministry and the unpredictable challenges we regularly face. Amidst this context we seek to teach interns to increasingly place their confidence in God’s all-sufficient Word and the priority of the local church in God’s redemptive purposes for Phoenix and beyond. Interns can expect to gain practical knowledge of the role of God’s Word in preaching and teaching, a biblical view of church membership, and a careful look at a covenanted congregational community.
Interns accepted into the program are expected to join the church, having signed our statements of faith and fellowship. Single men are offered free housing. Internships last from August to May. We cannot promise acceptance into or completion of the program implies our affirmation of your internal call, and employment at TBC should not be expected.
Ministry Apprenticeship Alliance with Phoenix Seminary
Phoenix Seminary has agreed to let Trinity Bible Church serve The Gospel Coalition AZ by being a host site for a Ministry Apprenticeship Alliance (MAA) for all TGC AZ member churches. You may be able to earn seminary credit during your internship. Click here for details.
If you are a future pastor or church leader and our program interests you, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also fill out the Pastoral Internship Application. However the Lord leads you to serve him, we hope to serve in preparing you to best bring him the glory due his name.
Grace and peace,