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2022 Preaching Ministry Internship

The Northwest School of Discipleship (NWSD), an initiative of the Southwest Church of Christ in Tigard, Oregon, seeks up to three Preaching Ministry Interns for Summer 2022.  This internship is designed for young men who desire to enter congregational ministry and who will appreciate first-hand exposure to all the aspects of ministry.


Interns will be based at three congregations in the Portland region and Willamette Valley of Oregon to form a cohort that together learns to grow as preachers under the general guidance of the NWSD Director and his immediate congregational supervisor.


Elements of the Internship

You will grow spiritually and learn to discern God’s will for your life in ministry through structured readings, regular prayer and discussion with ministers in the area.

You will have many opportunities to teach Bible classes and prepare and deliver sermons at several congregations.  You will also have occasions to work with youth and college-age members, as needed, and assist with administrative duties.  Specifically, you will help with tasks related to implementation and recruitment of students to Project Antioch, the gap year initiative of the Northwest School of Discipleship.

This internship is an awesome opportunity for you to explore ministry in the Great Northwest under the encouraging and helpful guidance of experienced ministers who care about you.  You also will have plenty of time off to explore the beauty of the region and develop lifelong Christian friendships.

Key Details



Approximately May 15 – August 15, 2022.  These dates are flexible, based on your academic schedule.

Basic Requirements

Applicants must be a baptized male believer 19-25 years old with a commitment to the fellowship of the churches of Christ and who is currently undergoing a formal program of study for ministry.


Competitive intern salary, room and board in a host home, and assistance with travel expenses.  Details of compensation will be discussed during the interview process.

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Application Instructions

Application Instructions: 

1.  Learn as much as you can about this internship and the Northwest School of Discipleship by browsing this website       


2.  Ask any questions you have by emailing or calling Darren Williamson, director of the NWSD and Internship Supervisor.   


3. Apply by downloading the Preaching Ministry Application below.  Print off the application form, fill it out, scan and send the completed application to Darren at