The Gateway Internship exists to spiritually, professionally, and relationally equip leaders within the local church.

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Our Internship Model

We have a 3-sided approach to engage people in an immersive ministry environment. The Gateway Internship is a place where you will receive:

Personal Mentorship

Weekly oversight meetings with Gateway staff create opportunities for personalized feedback so every intern can grow spiritually, professionally, and relationally.

Leadership Training

Regular classes and training from seasoned leaders will give interns tools to help equip them in every area of leadership. Leadership within the Local Church is multi-faceted, and our desire is to prepare each intern in practical ways.

Hands-On Ministry Experience

Interns will work as part of the staff in all aspects of Gateway.  By being a part of a new church plant, interns will gain valuable leadership skill in all aspects of local church ministry. Interns will apply for specific roles within the staff that are related with their gifts and passions.

Key Details

  • Living/Housing – Interns will be expected to acquire housing in the Sugar Land area
  • Weekly Time Expectation – We ask that all interns commit to 15-20 hours a week. Sundays (6a-2p) and Mondays (9a-5p). Then a 4 hour time block outside those fixed times.
  • School Credit – School credit is available from certain institutions for those who are interested. We will partner with your school to help you meet the requirements.
  • Transportation – The majority of your responsibilities will require that you have a reliable form of transportation which makes a license and car mandatory for your internship.


Internship runs from August 3, 2020 – May 3, 2021

August 3 – Intern Arrival & Internship Orientation

September 27 – 30 – Gateway Conference

November 23 – 28 – Thanksgiving Break

December 21 – January 2 – Christmas Break

March 15 - 20 – Spring Break

May 3 – Graduation Dinner

Optional Global Outreach – Summer 2021

Areas of Ministry

  • Worship
  • Live Production
  • Ministry Administrative
  • Pastoral Care
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Students & Young Adult Ministry
  • Next Steps – Growth Track, Small Groups, & Volunteer Team Leadership
  • Media & Creative
  • Communications
  • Local Outreach

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