Interns & Residents
This is for you!
As a young Christian leader, you want to make a difference in the world! But determining what your next step to start is not easy. Plus, when you begin to look at all the different bible colleges, degree programs, or seminaries to choose from, it can leave you feeling lost in the process. But you are a leader, and as a leader, you don’t have time to waste time endlessly searching for what’s next.
We get it! Honestly, just about anyone in ministry has been down the same road as you. We just needed a little help!
That is why we think you should apply today! We are a growing church passionate about developing leaders who can catch the vision of making disciples in East TN. Still not convinced? Visit us on a Sunday, or watch a service online and discover what makes Foothills Church such a special place. We promise that we are going to provide you with three things:
You will see what it is like to be part of a thriving & healthy ministry.
You will learn many of the skills & tools needed to reach people and operate a growing ministry.
You will be taught by our staff team & other leading organizations on best practices for local church leadership.
Apply today to be an intern or resident so that you can quit wasting time lost in the process and start finding your best next step!Apply Now!
The Residency Program is for college graduates looking to prepare themselves for a full-time position in the near future. As a resident, you will lead within one of our signature ministries. Residents work 20 hours a week and are required to participate to be degree-seeking students at an approved Southern Baptist Seminary. Through the residency track, FC will provide you a yearly compensation of $12,000, and Foothills Church will pay for half of your Master’s Degree through an approved Southern Baptist Seminary. You can apply to be a resident here.
The Internship Program is for college-age students desiring to gain practical hands-on ministry experience in various capacities at Foothills Church. Interns commit to serving for one semester (fall/spring/summer) for approximately 15 hours per week. You can apply to be an intern here.
What is the duration of the programs?
The duration of each program is as follows:
- Residency - January 16 - December 22
- Internship (Spring) - January 16 - June 2
- Internship (Summer) - May 23 - August 11
- Internship (Fall) - August 12 - December 22
Are these paid positions?
Residents will receive $12,000 a year compensation plus tuition up to 50% assistance at an approved Southern Baptist seminary. Internships are unpaid.
What are the expected work hours of an intern?
The total time commitment for residents is 20 hours weekly, and internships are 15 hours a week.
As an intern, can I earn college credit hours while in the program?
We will work with your college or degree program to help you meet all requirements needed to earn credit hours. While we cannot guarantee we can accommodate, we will do our best.
Can I work as an intern at Foothills Church if I have a full-time job?
Keeping a full-time job during an internship at FC would not be feasible. The majority of hours necessary for each position require interns to work in our offices throughout the week to gain experience and mentorship. You may work other jobs with the understanding that the needs of the program must supersede other vocational commitments.
Does FC provide medical benefits for interns or residents?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer medical benefits for interns or residents.
Will FC cover my moving expenses?
If you choose to relocate to our area for an internship, you will be responsible for any moving expenses.
Is housing available during the program?
Living accommodation may be available in the form of a host home. If needed, please indicate this on the application here.
Does FC help international intern candidates secure work visas for internships?
No, FC does not assist international candidates in obtaining work visas.
How do I apply to be part of the program?
You can apply here.