Summer Leadership Institute 

Every summer here at PBC, we are honored by the presence of college students who have dedicated their break from school to minister within our church body. The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is a nine-week paid internship designed to give students training and experience in doing ministry in a church context. In 2019, the program runs June 17 – August 18. 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 middle school 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.

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. 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 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.


Interested in Applying to Our Summer 2019 SLI Program? Apply today!

We’d love to hear more about you and your interest in SLI. Complete our application by April 1st for consideration for the Summer 2019 Program.  

Interested in applying to SLI but have questions about the program or application process? Let us know!