The Shoreline Internship and Residency Program exists to allow men and women to enter a season of intentional church-based, theological training and practical ministry experience. In this program, we are committing ourselves to training, challenging, and deploying the next generation for ministry. Below you will find details and requirements for interns and residents.

2019-2020 Important Dates

Summer Internship: May 13 - August 4, 2019
Application Deadline: April 7, 2019

Semester Internship: Fall Semester: August 5 - December 15 // Application deadline: July 9, 2019; Spring Semester: January 5 - May 10, 2020 // Application deadline: November 4, 2019

2019/2020 Residency: Sept. 8, 2019 - August 9, 2020
Application Deadline: May 8, 2019

Internship & Residency Description


Internships are available to college students and those in the marketplace (18 years old and up). All internships are unpaid positions allowing a student to give 5-25 hours per week to serve alongside Shoreline staff and leaders to gain experience and personal growth. Internship commitments have two options: a Summer Term or a One-Year Term (2 semesters).  Internships can provide credit for certain college degree requirements upon approval with Shoreline Church and the institution.

  • For college students or from the marketplace

  • Age 18 and older

  • Unpaid positions - 5-25 hours/week


Residencies are available to college graduates, or those from the marketplace 22 years old and up.  All residencies are support raised positions allowing the resident the ability to work part time to full time for on the job training and development.  Residency commitments are for 1-2 year terms. This residency can provide credit for certain degree requirements upon approval with Shoreline Church and the institution.

  • For college graduates or from the marketplace

  • Age 22 and older

  • Part-Time/Full-Time support-raised positions

  • Possible stipend available for year 2 of residency

  • 1-2 year commitments


Internship & Residency Areas


Local | Global
Pastoral Intern


Church Planting

Frequently Asked Questions

What would I be doing?

Interns and Residents both play a significant role in the daily tasks and leadership of our ministries. In doing this, these individuals will receive personal mentoring from one or more staff members. They will also participate in many of the various meetings of our staff. Above all, interns and residents gain invaluable experiences and relationships that will serve them and the Church well in the future.

What is the admission process? 

1. Complete the online application
2. Interview with the person that will direct and lead your ministry area
3. Briefly await acceptance or denial into the program.
4. If accepted, participate in orientation. This includes training, guidance for support-raising, and discussion of expectations.
5. Begin serving.  

How does the support-raising process work? 

While Shoreline will provide helpful instruction regarding raising financial support, all interns and residents are responsible for raising their own funds needed to participate in their respective programs. Summer interns may seek supplemental employment during their time of service and raising support is optional.  Residents, however, are encouraged to raise financial support and/or seek part-time employment.

How can I get financial assistance as a church-planting resident?

In partnership with the North American Mission Board’s SEND Church Planting Network, residents looking to plant in designated SEND cities may be candidates for some supplemental funding. More details about this possibility are available upon request for those who qualify.

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