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 should come alongside. This is the idea behind the Aspire Program. We desire to allow men and women to serve in a supervised ministry context as they work out their call to ministry. 


  • Born again Christian

  • Sophomore in college or older

  • 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

Now accepting applications through April 17, 2023

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Fall 2023 positions

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Communication & Design




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.