Internships are crafted to provide college students and individuals in the workforce with the essential skills and experience necessary for their preparation in vocational ministry. The program integrates core competencies, hands-on experience, and personalized ministry coaching. Participants in our internship program gain exposure to various ministry tracks, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching learning experience. An internship can be anywhere from 3 to 8 months in duration.


Residency opportunities cater to both college graduates on the Masters Track and individuals aspiring to engage in vocational ministry through the Professional Track. The program spans one year, during which Residents commit to 30 hours per week and receive a competitive wage. Flexibility is key, allowing Residents to explore part-time roles if necessary. In some cases, an extension to a second year may be considered. Our residency program has two distinct tracks: 1) The Masters Track, culminating in a Masters Degree from Johnson University; 2) The Professional Track, designed to equip participants with the essential skills and experiences required for a successful journey into vocational ministry.

12-month program

Competitive pay to cover education and living expenses

Leadership Training

Host home opportunities provided

Ministry coaching & mentorship

Practical, hands-on experience

Master's degree option through Johnson University

Adult Discipleship

Student Ministry

Kids Ministry

Practical Ministry


Guest Experiences

Safety and Security


Pastoral Care



Creative Arts

Church Administration

Thank you for your interest in the residency and internship opportunities at ECC.
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Now accepting applications for Fall of 2024 and beyond
Applications are closed for the 2024-25 school year
Now accepting applications for Fall of 2025


Connor Southerton

Internship/Residency Director