The Summer Leadership Academy of First Baptist Rogers is for college students who are called by God to vocational ministry. It is a great opportunity to learn and practice God’s calling and get paid for it! FBR is a multi-generational, multi-campus, multi-ethnic, thriving church in Northwest Arkansas. Therefore, it will provide a comprehensive ministry experience. The 10-week paid internship seeks to teach, equip, train, and develop vocational ministry leaders called to specific ministry areas.

Why Summer Leadership Academy?

  • First Baptist Rogers will mentor and encourage students who have publicly responded to a vocational call to ministry
  • Gain academic credit from a Christian college for this program from a faculty comprised of those with Master's Degrees or higher from accredited colleges and seminaries
  • Serve at a multi-campus MEGA-church
  • Experience planning and execution of events
  • Prepare devotionals and/or messages

  • Practical Ministry Experience
  • Leadership and supervision by pastors with tremendous ministry experience
  • Learn church culture
  • Share the Gospel with the lost

The following Ministry areas are available to apply for internship:


All interns will be available to serve on Sundays, attend camps, retreats, or mission trips offered by Preschool, Kids, and Student ministry areas. In addition, interns will serve at summer activities such as VBS, Local Missions, hospital and nursing home visits, and other practical ministry needs. 


  • Out of high school at least one year
  • Called by God to vocational ministry
  • Flexible

  • Complete the application process (including Culture Index Survey)
  • Pass a background check

Additional Information

  • Interns will work every Sunday and serve as church staff. Dress code is business casual on Sundays. Remember, you will never offend people by your modesty.
  • Internship begins May 29,2024 and continues through August 1, 2024.
  • You will be paid a weekly amount for the 10-weeks that you work. Vacation/time off may or may not be allowed. If vacation days are allowed then you will not be paid for the time you were off. 

  • Transportation is not provided to daily work. You will need your own vehicle to drive to and from work. 
  • Housing may be available at a host home, but is not guaranteed.

Application Process

To apply for the SLA program, please use the link below. Note: you will need to complete the online application AND the Culture Index Survey to be considered. Once you complete the application, we will send you the Culture Index Survey as your next step. 

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