In 2007, the FBCMB Endowment Fund was established by Mr. Frank Phillips for the purpose of creating an internship program that will train future ministers for their work in the local church. From the endowment fund, F. and M. Phillips Grants will be awarded to those candidates accepted to the internship to cover the expenses of the program and to provide a small stipend for the intern’s time and energy.
FBCMB considers this internship program a ministry that will benefit not only our congregation, but also future congregations in the local churches in which the interns will some day serve. Believing that the local church is God’s plan for fulfilling the Great Commission, this internship program is meant to form in its participants a heart for the local church through academic study, devotional exercise, and hands-on ministry experience. The goal is that each participant will leave the program with an increased love for Christ and His Bride.
Participants’ time will be split between preparation for and practice of ministry. Interns will be responsible to complete an assigned reading list, write short summaries of selected works, and meet regularly with pastors in a tutorial session to engage with the material covered in the reading. Additionally, each participant will be required to develop a devotional plan to grow as a disciple of Christ. And of course, interns will have opportunities to serve in a variety of areas of church ministry–from children to adults–and practice ministry skills from organization to teaching.
The Baptist Standard featured our internship program in an article. Click here to read it.
For a full job description for interns, click here.
For an application to become an intern, click here.