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Pastoral Internship

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Redeemer Pastoral Internship is to provide training, opportunities for service and affirmation for those considering pastoral ministry. 

 

TIMELINE

The internship is for 9 months, running from September through May (or the day after Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day).

 

COMPONENTS OF TRAINING

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.

  1. God’s Word (2LCF 1) and Personal Holiness
  2. God (2LCF 2–3) and Discipleship
  3. Creation, Providence, & Sin (2LCF 4–6) and Counseling
  4. God’s Covenants (2LCF 7,19–20) and Shepherding
  5. Work of Christ & Redemption (2LCF 8–18) and Preaching
  6. Worship (2LCF 21–22) and Liturgy
  7. The Church (2LCF 26–30) and Calling

 

READING LIST 

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



Please contact us if you’d like more information about the Pastoral Internship.