Ministry Academy

We're Here to Help You Find Your Calling

Find your ministry calling, find your people, and find real-world experience that will prepare you for whatever God has next. At Bethel Ministry Academy, we work shoulder-to-shoulder, stay up late at the coffee shop to solve problems, binge-watch The Office, fall down, get up, break things, and come out on the other side better for it.

Not sure ministry is right for you? Cool. Already have a 10-year plan and just need some experience? Great. Our internships are designed to help you grow spiritually and professionally, and you will build close, personal relationships with peers and mentors that will last a lifetime.


Say adios to high-cost credits. Sayonara to all-theory-no-practice classes. Au revoir to unstructured, low-responsibility volunteer ministry positions. Our interns are placed in positions to do real, gritty, high-impact ministry. You will learn to succeed and to fail in ways that you just can't experience in a classroom.


God has given you a calling. We're here to help you find it. Apply for a 2021-2022 internship today!

Bethel Ministry Academy intern

This year we have partnered with universities that provide students a free class while doing their internship (practicum) with Bethel Church. Along with these free credits, students receive discounted tuition.

Students are required to spend a minimum 8 hours per week with their director, attend any in-person academic classes, meet with a mentor once a week, be involved in small groups, attend Young Adults nights, and lastly attend Ministry Essentials Monday-Thursday. Essentially, this experience is in equal time commitment to an on-campus college experience. 

You can contact and get connected with program leadership

There is a part-time and full-time option for the Bethel Ministry Academy. Part-time requires a minimum of one class (preferably bible class) at a university level.

Ministry Essentials is held at the Bethel Church Richland, in the new Ministry Academy Lounge.

Tuition varies depending on course load, Gather4Him $186 per credit hour FAFSA eligible, NorthwestU $316 eligible

This is called the part-time ministry academy experience. We require all students to, at a minimum, attend one bible class at either Gather4Him or Northwest University. This is because we believe in and value the word of God and hope that through this program you will grow in a depth of knowledge in Christ and in the word.

This program is for anyone who feels the call to ministry and has no idea what the next step is. This program is also for people who want a dynamic, alternative way to learn and pursue their University degree. This program is also for those who are taking a gap year.

Yes, but only on a case by case basis.


Bethel Ministry Academy

Crowell, Jared
Young Adult Coordinator


Education, Experience, Exposure.

Bethel Ministry Academy exists to empower young people who feel the call to ministry by providing partnered, reduced tuition at Gather 4 Him and Northwest University. You will experience Jesus in a new and deeper way through weekly "Ministry Essentials" class as well as being involved in small groups and Bethel Young Adults. You will also have an opportunity to be exposed to ministry by being paired with a ministry director to intern with. 

Bethel Ministry Academy Interns
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