The purpose of the Redeemer Pastoral Internship is to provide training, opportunities for service and affirmation for those considering pastoral ministry.
The internship is for 9 months, running from September through May (or the day after Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day).
Interns will engage in many learning opportunities including discipleship with the pastoral staff while engaging in a fast-paced, robust program of study intended to complement all aspects of the program (see list below). Interns will have assignments of reading, writing, and other position papers. In addition to the focused discussion on the reading and writing, interns will attend the preaching fundamentals class, preach sample sermons, and receive feedback on their work. Each week interns are able to participate in the staff life of the church including prayer meetings, liturgy preparation, sermon text preparation, service review, staff meeting, and meetings with members. Additionally, interns will attend elder meetings, membership interviews, and participate in the Sunday service. At the conclusion of the internship, participants will receive detailed feedback from the pastoral staff.
The Wonderful Works of God, Herman Bavinck
Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me, Kevin DeYoung
"How Does the Bible Look at Itself?", Sinclair Ferguson (article)
By Good and Necessary Consequence, Ryan McGraw
The Christian Ministry, Charles Bridges
Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, Michael Reeves
The Rule of Love: How the Local Church Should Reflect God's Love and Authority, Jonathan Leeman
The Trellis & The Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne
The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin, Kris Lungaard
The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need, Deepak Reju
Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel, Nick Roark and Robert Cline
“Of God’s Covenant”, Nichols (audio)
“Foundations of Covenant Theology”, Renihan (audio)
Covenant Theology: A Baptist Distinctive, Earl Blackburn, ed.
"Abrahamic Covenant in Baptist Covenantalism", Wiesner (article)
The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church, Timothy Z. Witmer
Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray
Introduction to Owen’s Death of Death, J.I. Packer
Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today, David Helm
Saving Eutychus, Gary Millar
“Spirit and Truth” (video)
“Worship: On Earth as It Is in Heaven”, Jonathan Gibson (article)
"Worship By the Book", D.A. Carson (article)
“What Is the Regulative Principle?”, Matt Merker (audio)
Give Praise to God, Ligon Duncan (article)
“Must All RP Churches Look the Same?”, Barefield
“What Do Miserable Christians Sing?”, Carl Trueman (article)
The Church: The Gospel Made Visible, Mark Dever
Baptist Foundations Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age (Part 1), Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman, eds.
“The Glory of a True Church and its Discipline Displayed" (1697), Benjamin Keach (article)
Going Public: Why Baptism Is Required for Church Membership, Bobby Jamieson
Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus, Jonathan Leeman