Every summer here at PBC, we are honored by the presence of college students who have dedicated their break from school to ministry within our church body. The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is a ten week paid internship designed to give students training and experience in doing ministry in a church context. SLI is an opportunity to work closely with and learn from the pastoral staff at PBC while gaining valuable ministry experience. The children's ministry positions will be full time at 37.5 hours per week. The positions for the junior high, high school, and college ministries will be part time at 30 hours per week. We are also open to SLI interns working in other areas of ministry on a case by case basis.

We invite students into this service with the hope that your time with us will strengthen your relationship with God and give you a rich experience in the following areas:

The weekly schedule includes an informal class each week, taught by one of the PBC pastors on staff. Our focus in these times of instruction will be on scriptural training, approaching the issues of life and ministry from a biblical perspective. Topics from past summers have included studying the Bible, teaching the Bible, caring for people in crisis, worship, and evangelism. 

Each SLI intern will be assigned to a particular ministry at PBC (e.g. children, jr. high, high school, or college). You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in leadership, organization, teaching, and other aspects of ministry while working under, observing, and learning from veterans in church ministry.

Every SLI participant will be matched with a mentor for the summer. Your weekly meetings with your mentor are a wonderful opportunity to learn from someone experienced in life with God and in ministry, talk through issues in your life and in ministry, and solicit advice regarding your future direction.

As an SLI participant, you will share rich fellowship with other students in the program. We place a high priority on enabling you to build lasting relationships with one another. We will guide you through sharing your life stories, provide many times for prayer and sharing, and, of course, plan numerous social activities.