College & Young Adults

Student.Church provides congregational internships to students who are interested in a deeper experience of church life or pursuing a call to ministry.

Interns are mentored by seasoned ministers as they explore the breadth of congregational ministry through a variety of learning experiences.

Here you will find more information about the application process for students, the role of congregations in the support and nurture of interns, as well as CBF’s resources for walking alongside both the student and church throughout the internship.

Length of Internship: 10 weeks (this includes a required orientation and debriefing) starting mid/late May and ending early August.

Orientation: This event builds community among all CBF Student.Church and Student.Go interns, while also training and preparing interns to enter into their internship equipped with new skills and resources. Orientation is required. Orientation is tentatively scheduled for May 24-26, 2022, and will be held in person in the Atlanta, GA, area.

Debriefing: Students end their internship at a formal debriefing typically held at a retreat called Selah Vie. This experience is a necessary part of the process of transitioning back into student or work life. Selah Vie is being planned as an in-person event for the first week of August 2022.

Summer Finances: Student.Church interns are paid a minimum of $1200 (1/2 from church internship site and 1/2 from CBF). If the student serves in a CBF/GA church funds are added for the student from CBF/GA. In addition, CBF covers travel expenses to and from Orientation and Debriefing at Selah Vie and all costs associated with these events (if held in-person). The host church/site also covers housing (if needed) and expenses for all church-related activities while on the field.

Application Timeline: The application period for Summer 2022 opens November 29, 2021 and will remain open until all positions are filled.

Intern Application Information

Student.Church interns are characterized as:

  Committed followers of Jesus.

  Students enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed at least one year.

  Graduate students (including seminary students) enrolled in a master’s level or higher degree program.

  Individuals who may not be enrolled in college but are at least 18 years of age and exploring other vocational opportunities through the military, etc.

  Individuals considering ministry as a life calling who would like to try on a ministerial identity.

  Individuals who love the local church and want to serve others and gain leadership experience.

How do I apply?

Begin by reading the Student.Church Internship Guide for more details about the program.

Complete the Student Application Form. If you have any questions, please email our team.

If you have already approached a church about serving as their intern, you will be asked to include their information. If you have not identified a church in which to serve, you will be asked to specify in general your geographical, demographic and ministry preferences in terms of church placement. See list of current known opportunitites below and check back frequently for updates as new church applications are received.

Ask three people to serve as references and have them complete the Reference Form.

The references should be:

  • someone who has observed you in a ministry setting (ex. previous supervisor, campus pastor or youth group pastor)
  • a trusted adult (ex. previous boss, internship supervisor or deacon at church)
  • someone at your educational institution (ex. professor, advisor, staff or Resident Director)

Church Application Information

Student.Church congregations are characterized as:

  Churches that affiliate with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship through financial contributions, support of global mission personnel, participation in CBF events, programs, etc.

  Churches that are seeking a relationship with CBF by actively engaging in conversation with CBF global staff, state and regional staff, or field personnel.

  Churches that are looking for an opportunity to mentor young adults as they grow personally and professionally.

  Churches that are already in conversation with a student to serve as their intern.

  Churches that are open to having an intern placed in their setting.

How do churches apply?

Begin by reading the Student.Church Internship Guide for more details about the program.

Whether you are a returning or new applicant you will need to apply via the Church Application Form.

If you have already approached a young adult about serving as your intern, please include their information. If you have not identified someone to serve as your intern, you will be asked to specify in general what you are looking for and the type of work the intern will be doing.

Churches may apply to host only one intern through the Student.Church program. After the deadline has passed and contingent on fund availability, additional interns may be requested/funded.

If you have questions about the internship, contact our team .

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Student Ministry Events on the Horizon

College Mission Experience, March 5-12, 2022 • In March, our college students will have the opportunity to learn about missions by being a part of the Urban Immersion program in New York City. The Urban Immersion program is designed to offer groups a chance to learn, listen, and serve alongside one another in that quintessentially urban environment. The goal is not only to offer volunteer opportunities, but also to challenge participants to ask difficult questions. and explore together how our faith fits into this experience. This opportunity will be open to all college students. Please contact me to find out more information.

MMM, March 18-20, 2022 • March Mission Madness is BACK! We will be back in person serving and worshiping together March 18-20 in Atlanta at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. Our speaker this year is James Blay. James is a graduate of Mercer University and McAfee School of Theology and is currently working for PASSPORT Camps serving as their Kids’ Team Coordinator. This year for MMM we will be in one location, one weekend, and I can’t wait to worship together and be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in Atlanta! Registration will open November 1.

I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to get to know our students and ministers better in our state. Please reach out to me if you have questions about any of these upcoming experiences.

-Peace, Megan

CBF/GA Welcomes Megan Turner Doud as Coordinator of Young Baptist Ministries

CBF/GA is pleased to announce that Megan Turner Doud became the CBF/GA Coordinator of Young Baptist Ministries, effective February 1, 2021.

The search committee and Coordinating Council believe that Megan’s ministerial acumen, deep-rooted connectedness in CBF life, her engaging personality, and her wholehearted commitment to the Gospel will greatly benefit CBF/GA in this new position. Megan is tasked with developing and leading a CBF/GA-branded collegiate ministry as well connecting other collegiate and young adult congregational ministries with partner congregations in CBF/GA. She will coordinate, resource, and support ministries, ministers, and programming for both youth and children among our state congregational partners as well.

Megan, Brian, and their daughter Caroline will move to Macon this summer from Aiken, South Carolina, where she served as Minister for Students and Missions at First Baptist Church. She previously served as Student Ministry Resident at First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama. Megan has a Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology and served as Student and Children’s Ministry intern at Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, where she was ordained.

She graduated from Carson Newman University and grew up in First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee. Megan has served on the Coordinating Council for CBF South Carolina, is past president of the CBF Youth Ministry Network, and currently serves on the CBF Ministries Council.

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