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 nine to 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 and high school 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.

This year we welcome applications from any student who graduated from high school between 2011 and 2015 and has a desire to serve God during the summer months. If this describes you, we invite you 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 meeting/class each week, taught and led 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.

Each SLI intern will be assigned to a particular ministry at PBC (e.g. children, middle school, or high school). 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 experienced in ministry. 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 writing and sharing your life stories, provide many times for prayer and sharing, and, of course, plan numerous social activities.