Do you wonder if you're called to ministry? Do you aspire to serve others through the local church? Are you considering full-time or part-time ministry? Consider applying for the Aspire Program. Aspire is Temple's ministry intern program for individuals who are sophomores in college or older. 

The Apostle Paul wrote these words to his friend and fellow pastor, Timothy, “Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.”(1 Tim 3:1) The word for aspire in the Greek is ὀρέγοuαι, which means to reach out after or long for. An aspiration for ministry is a noble longing, one that the local church is responsible for identifying, equipping, and sending. This is the idea behind the Aspire Program. We desire to allow men and women to serve in a supervised ministry context, getting practical ministry training.


  • Born again Christian

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program

  • Do not have to be a member of TBC but must actively participate during the internship

  • Member of a Southern Baptist Church for two years

Applications are open until April 30 for Fall 2024 internships.

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Fall 2024 positions

Click the links below for each intern job description

Children/Preteen/4 Friends Ministry Intern

Children/Preteen/4 Friends (ministry to friends with special needs) Ministry Intern

The Children/Preteen/4 Friends Ministry intern at Temple Baptist Church will provide part-time help in accomplishing the five-year vision and mission of TBC as carried out through our children, preteen, and 4 Friends ministries of TBC. The intern reports directly to the Children’s Coordinator and Preteen Pastor.


The ministry intern will assist with Preschool and Children ministries and receive hands-on experience by:

  • Preparing for and teaching Bible Fellowship classes

The intern may participate in College Bible Fellowship one Sunday a month

  • Filling Sunday morning worship bags
  • Must be available on Sunday mornings
  • Must be available on Wednesday afternoons and evenings
  • Working on special events (camps, VBS, Night to Shine, baptism classes, etc.)
  • Assisting with Wednesday night programming (fall and spring semesters)
  • Running errands
  • Gathering classroom supplies
  • Help with set up and clean up
  • Recruiting other college students to serve
  • Willing to serve in Preschool and Children ministries
  • Other assigned duties

College Ministry Intern

The college ministry intern will work directly with the college pastor and college administrative assistant in equipping college students to leverage their influence and lead others to Christ.


The ministry intern will assist the college ministry by:

 Wednesdays and Sundays

  • Helping with set up and clean up
  • Connecting with guests & helping those guest get connected to others in the room
  • Leading on stage/platform (prayer, announcements, mc events, give instructions, lead a game etc.)


  • Recruiting and following up with life group leaders (adults/college students)
  • Helping develop and organize life groups , as well as leading a life group
  • Connecting new students to the ministry and other students
  • Connecting new students to the ministry and to other students
  • Counseling students of the same gender with struggles Building relationships with surrounding colleges
  • Visiting surrounding campus ministries
  • Support area college sports & activities
  • Connecting students from campus ministries to the local church


  • Running errands
  • Organizing trips/events/retreats/mission trips
  • Attending trips/events/retreats/mission trips
  • Help lead leadership team

Communication & Design Ministry Intern

The Communications Ministry Intern at Temple Baptist Church will provide part-time help in accomplishing the five-year vision and mission of TBC as carried out through the media ministry of TBC.


 The ministry intern will assist the communication ministry and receive hands on experience by:

  • Preparing Sunday sermon slides
  • Editing and sending weekly senior pastor email
  • Capturing events/camps through photography
  • Handling website requests
  • Overseeing website copywriting for consistency
  • Assisting with social media designs and copywriting
  • Handling livestream script copywriting
  • Adding events to website calendar
  • Assisting with design request
  • Helping other ministry areas with social media content

Production Ministry Intern

The Production Ministry Intern will work closely with the Production Director to carry out the mission and vison of Temple.


The production ministry intern will assist production ministry by:

  • Assisting in weekly services on campus ie: taking photos & videos or operating production elements (sound, video, computer graphics, or lights)
  • Participating in pre and post production process, editing & posting of content
  • Helping with set-up/operation of various functions including special campus events.
  • Assisting staff in producing multimedia content for other ministries and departments.
  • Shadowing staff and volunteers through onboarding and training for various roles.
  • Recruiting other volunteers to serve. 
  • Working on special events (camps, VBS, Night to Shine, baptism classes, etc.)
  • Collaborating in producing multimedia content for other ministries and departments.

 *Must be available on Sunday mornings, and Wednesday afternoons & evenings


The Missions and Outreach Intern will work closely with the church's Next Steps team to facilitate and support various ministry initiatives. This internship offers a hands-on opportunity to gain experience in church ministry, outreach planning, and mission coordination.



  • Serve as a vital part of the greeter ministry team, welcoming and assisting guests during church services and events.
  • Assist with Discover Temple sessions held on the first Sunday of each month, helping newcomers learn about the church's mission, vision, and values.
  • Aid in data entry and follow-up procedures for first-time guests, ensuring they feel valued and connected to the church community.
  • Plan and execute outreach initiatives within the community, identifying opportunities to engage and serve.
  • Assist in planning, executing, and following up from special events, ensuring effective outreach and guest integration.


  • Collaborate with the missions team to plan, set up, and execute fall mission opportunities, including events like the Love The Hub Day, Operation Christmas Child, and Christmas gift programs.
  • Assist in the monthly check-ins with local and global mission partners, maintaining communication and support.
  • Help organize and participate in Missions Huddles during the fall semester, fostering a culture of missions within the church community.
  • Plan and coordinate the Rochester trip for Fall 2024, ensuring all logistical and spiritual aspects are organized for a meaningful experience.


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How many hours a week is the internship?

20 hours

How long does the internship last?

5 months, or roughly a school semester

Are the internships paid?

Yes. Each intern is paid an hourly wage

Can I have another job during the internship?

Yes, as long as the hours do not interfere with your schedule at the church

Do I have to be a member of Temple?

You do not have to be a member. However, during the internship, you will be expected to be involved in the life of Temple.

aspire program coordinators

Drew Chapman

Next Steps and Outreach Pastor

office: 601-450-3080

Beth McDaniel

Hospitality and Connections Coordinator

office: 6014503035