Internship Sites, Ministry Openings, Residencies

Residencies

  • First Presbyterian Church - Ann Arbor, MI

    • First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan is a national leader in mentoring exceptional first-call pastors in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our two-year residency program invites a small cohort of recent seminary graduates into the active, vibrant ministry of a large church in a dynamic university town. Our program model combines action and reflection to deepen call, awaken strengths, and develop the next generation of church leaders.

      Find more information and application documents below:

      https://firstpresbyterian.org/about/more-about-church/residency-program

  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

    • This two-year residency program is for seminary graduates who hold particular promise as pastors and wish to develop their ministerial skills under dedicated supervision in a large church setting. This is an ordained position in which Resident Pastors serve and learn alongside the staff and congregation of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

      Resident Pastors will have ongoing opportunities for worship leadership and for pastoral care. They will have focused times serving in faith formation, administration, and outreach. Resident Pastors will also explore ministry in a smaller church setting in the Charlotte area in order to gain experience that will help in discerning a call. In the second year, each Resident Pastor will be encouraged to focus on a specific ministry area or project that will deepen personal skills for ministry.

      Find more information and application documents below:

      https://myersparkpres.org/?s=Residency

  • Second Presbyterian Church - Indianapolis, IN

    • This two-year residency program is for seminary graduates who hold particular promise as pastors and wish to develop their ministerial skills under dedicated supervision in a large church setting. This is an ordained position in which Lake Fellows serve and learn alongside the staff and congregation of Second Presbyterian Church. The program was established by a generous bequest from Second Church members Tom and Marjorie Lake. Fellowship classes have historically consisted of two or three individuals from a variety of seminaries. Currently there are four Lake Fellows serving in the congregation.

      Find more information and application documents below:

      https://www.secondchurch.org/lakefellow

  • Forum for Theological Exploration

    • Congregation-Based Residency Programs place recent seminary graduates in congregations for two-year residencies. The programs are intended to immerse graduates in pastoral ministry, including full pastoral status, a collaborative environment, mentored/supervised ministry and ongoing reflection on the practice of ministry with the goal of establishing a baseline for excellence in ministry

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  • Covenant Presbyterian - Charlotte, NC

    • Covenant Presbyterian is a dynamic Christian community that gladly invites all people into a transformational experience of faith; boldly proclaims the gospel; bravely works toward a whole and just world; and passionately nurtures discipleship.  Our location, on the edge of downtown and embedded in an historic neighborhood, provides ample opportunity to serve people from many walks of life.  Our steeple graces the skyline of Charlotte, reminding us and our neighbors that we are loved by God and called to share that love.  Our main entrance, open to all, bears the words, “To the Greater Glory of God” reminding us why we are here.  The breadth and scope of our church can be seen on our website, which includes newsletters, sermons, bulletins, the operating budget, and program information.

      Covenant is accepting applications for three residencies:  Congregational Care, Mission and Outreach, and Education Ministry.  More information is available through the links below:

      https://www.covenantpresby.org/

      Congregational Care Ministry Residency

      Education Ministry Residency

      Mission & Outreach Ministry Residency

  • Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church - New York City, NY

    • Standing at the corner of Madison Avenue and E. 73rd Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church has long been a prominent witness to Christian faith in its worship and commitment to social action. Over the course of more than a hundred years, it has had just five pastors – Henry Sloane Coffin, George Buttrick, David H.C. Read, and Fred R. Anderson and Jenny McDevitt. It is committed to the service of the Word in all its aspects. Besides its concern with preaching, it celebrates the Eucharist at all its Sunday worship services. Since the time of Dr. Coffin, it has been deeply involved with a social witness. It supports numerous social projects in the city. It is international and has had a partnership with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Zimbabwe. It has long been known for its excellent musical program, which radiates from its worship. This program sponsors the concerts of the St. Andrew Music Society, and the church is the home to the New York City Children’s Chorus.

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  • First Presbyterian Church - Bristol, TN

    • First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, TN has recently created a Pastoral Resident program at our church, offering a 2-year program for graduates with an M.Div. and who wish to pursue/complete their ordination in the PCUSA to learn in a programmatic/multi-staff church environment. The emphasis during the two-year period is for the resident to learn how to do ministry well, and have the resources and time to complete the ordination process. The resident will be present and active in every aspect of ministry we have here at the church from administration to children’s ministry.

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  • City Mission Urban Pastoral Ministry - Boston, MA

    • City Mission Urban Pastoral Ministry Program is a two-year residency for recent seminary graduates who are called to ordained urban ministry.  Through a partnership between City Mission and three established Boston churches (one UCC, one PC(USA), and one AME), residents gain hands-on experience in worship, administration, and outreach in an urban congregation, mentorship from experienced ministers, and opportunities for leadership in collaborations between City Mission, these congregations, and other organizations.  Designed to help new pastors develop networks of support, the program provides weekly opportunities for learning and reflection for residents in their cohort.  For more information, click: https://www.upsem.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Residency-Program-City-Mission-Boston.pdf