12-week Pastoral Internship

at Pineland Baptist Church (view profile)
Location Burlington, Canada
Date Posted April 19, 2022
Category Other
Job Type Internship


Pineland Baptist Church is accepting applications for our Fall 2022 Pastoral Internship. This internship will run from September 11, 2022, to December 04, 2022. This is a 12-week, full-time concentrated program.

Interns are required to meet on-site at Pineland Baptist Church on Tuesdays through Friday workdays (9-5). In addition, interns are required to attend all the public meetings of Pineland Baptist Church and other evening and weekend meetings connected to their internship as assigned (hospital visits, counseling sessions, etc).

The internship includes personal mentoring plus ministry involvement and exposure. However, the core of the internship consists of assigned readings in the areas of leadership, pastoral ministry, spiritual development, Baptist church life (ecclesiology), and Bible proclamation (preaching). Pineland Baptist is currently going through a stage of revitalisation, which will afford our interns a front row seat to some of the intricacies of Church revitalisation in addition to the focused topics already mentioned. The interns will submit a written paper each week interacting with these readings. These papers form the basis of a weekly group discussion on the topics assigned.


Applicants should be men who have completed seminary training or are near completion with the intention to pursue full-time pastoral ministry (exceptions will be allowed). Existing pastors looking for a useful sabbatical program might also consider applying. There are no age restrictions.

Applicants have until July 20 2022, to apply. Interns will be selected by the elders and notified by August 10, 2021.


  • The interns will meet on Wednesday afternoons (3:30PM-5PM) with the pastor and possibly elders of Pineland Baptist Church to review the previous Sunday gatherings, work through a particular text together, consider various pastoral situations and discuss their reading from the previous week. These sessions are led by the Senior Pastor, Tyrell Haag.
  • Interns will join the regular Elders’ Meetings, as observers.
  • Much of the other office time throughout the week will be devoted to reading and writing. Weekly papers must be submitted by 5PM each Friday.
  • Interns will be part of the GO Team street evangelism that Pineland does on Friday evenings
  • Interns are expected to apply for membership at Pineland Baptist Church (if not members already) and attend all services of the church. They will also be invited to attend certain other meetings as observers
  • Each intern will be remunerated (a stipend paid out over the course of the internship) and supplied with books for the assigned readings. Go here for our application form: https://pineland.churchcenter.com/people/forms/326829