Pastoral Internship

As a church we are committed to helping spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. We believe the most effective way to do this is through healthy churches. The pastoral internship at Wornall Road Baptist Church (WRBC) is both a formal and informal program designed to equip men to serve Christ’s church through a season of focused training from September to May (9 months). While some internships are more practical and others more theological, we’ve attempted to strike a careful balance of learning, serving, and leading.

  • Learning. Interns will read and discuss books and articles on the theology of the church, matters of church polity, the role of God’s Word in the life of the church, and leadership.
  • Serving. Interns will have opportunity to serve in a particular area of church life and at WRBC outreach events.
  • Leading. As occasion permits, interns will have opportunities to lead, particularly with youth and college students.


We hope to invest in men who are humble, eager to learn, and aspire to shepherd God’s people. Interns who are accepted are required to join WRBC as members, along with their wife (if applicable), which entails signing both our Statement of Faith and Church Covenant.


In addition to a fortnightly intern discussion and weekly staff meeting, interns are expected to maintain 3-consistent office/ministry hours per week (to be scheduled upon acceptance).


During the internship, we’ll read books from Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, Mark Dever, Michael Reeves, and more. Books will be provided for the intern. If you would like a tentative reading schedule for the upcoming semester, email Associate Pastor Colby Wilkins ( 


If you are interested in applying, download and fill out the internship application. If you have any questions, email Associate Pastor Colby Wilkins (


    1. Are interns paid? This is an unpaid internship.
    2. Can I be a student and an intern at the same time? Yes, so long as you are able to commit to the internship workload.