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Ministerial Internship Courses


Course Enrollment is open from

August 1, 2024 - October 15, 2024


Internship Orientation

Part One: Berean Course

  • Certified: MIN 191, Beginning Ministerial Internship

  • Licensed: MIN 291, Intermediate Ministerial Internship

  • Ordained: MIN 391, Advanced Ministerial Internship

  • The course takes longer to complete and so you will need to begin working on this material while also keeping up with your regular month-to-month class.

  • Course requires you to work with a local pastor/minister to gain hands-on experience in various ministry activities outlined in the course manuals.

  • There are 2 course manuals for this class, one for you and one for your mentor.  

  • The course manual consists of twelve chapters/lessons.

  • Each chapter/lesson is designed around a meeting with your mentor.

  • You and your mentor both read the chapter/lesson and then come together for a meeting to discuss the material.

  • It is intended that such meetings occur regularly, for approximately one hour each.

  • Whenever possible, you should meet with your mentor on a weekly basis.  

  • It may be necessary to combine a couple of chapters/lessons. Do not combine more than three chapters/lessons into one session.

  • Meetings with your mentor can be digital or over the phone if necessary.

  • Mentor Selection

    • Select a mentor for the Berean course.

    • The mentor will usually be your senior pastor, a staff pastor, or other person designated by the pastor to serve in the role of mentor.

    • If you are the senior pastor, then you should consult his or her sectional presbyter to assist in the appointment of a mentor. 

    • Your mentor should not be closely related to you. 

    • The same mentor can be used for more than one student at the same time.

    • Mentors and students can meet as a small group. No more than 2 students per mentor.

    • Your mentor must be a Licensed or Ordained Minister.

      • Licensed Ministers may serve as mentors to Certified students.

      • Ordained Ministers may serve as mentors to students at any level.

      • Certified Ministers are not eligible to serve as mentors unless a written exception is made by a district official.

    • Once your mentor has been selected and has agreed to serve in this capacity, you MUST submit the mentor's name and church to the NTXSOM office. This is to ensure the mentor meets the requirements to serve in this role.

    • Please make sure and give your mentor the Mentor Packet (see below). This contains important information.

  • Final Exam and Mentor Evaluation Forms

    • There is a final exam for this course.

    • The final exam must be submitted before the expiration date of your course. Courses expire 6 months from enrollment date.

    • Submit the exam on your student portal or you may request a paper exam from the NTXSOM office.

    • There is NO SLR.

    • Instead, your mentor must submit the Mentor Information Form and Final Evaluation Form at the end of the internship.

    • Both forms can be found in the Mentor Packet.

    • There are other LESSON Evaluation Forms throughout the mentor manual. These LESSON Evaluation Forms DO NOT need to be completed or submitted.

    • The required forms should not be given to students but sent directly to NTXSOM Office.

    • Forms must be submitted to receive a final grade and credit for the course.

    • The Mentor Information Form and Final Evaluation Form should be submitted to the NTXSOM Office; options are as follows:

Scan/email to

or Fax to 682-747-6848, Attn: NTXSOM Office

or Mail to NTD, Attn: NTXSOM Office, PO Box 838, Waxahachie, TX 75168

Part Two: Teaching the Scriptures Course

  • Course Description

    • A study of the principles for effectively teaching the Bible to a variety of developmental and interest groups within the Church. The study phase of teaching, the development of a teaching strategy, and issues related to the management of a learning experience will be explored. The unique characteristics of various learning groups within the church will be explored. Special attention will be given to the role of the Holy Spirt in the teaching of Scripture. Special emphasis will be given to the analysis of the teaching ministry of Jesus and the ancient church.

  • Required Course Manual

    • Effective Bible Teaching, 2nd edition, by James C. Wilhoit and Leland Ryken.

    • You are responsible for purchasing this book.

  • Course Requirements

    • You are required to read the assigned course manual in its entirety.

    • You are required to submit an Integrity Statement stating that you have completed the manual.

    • You will be expected to attend and take notes on the instructor’s seminar sessions on November 4th.  While attendance is not required to receive credit, it is highly recommended.

    • Part Two of this course includes the course material and the seminar. There is NO exam for this course and the material is NOT required to be discussed with your mentor.



Course Registration

  • Course Enrollment is open from August 1, 2024 - October 15, 2024.

  • Please complete the online Internship Course Registration Form to register for the course and receive the Manuals shipped to address provided.

  • A printed copy of both the Student & Mentor Manuals are included in the cost.

  • The Student Manual will also be made available on your GU Student Portal.



November 2nd Seminar

  • All campus locations will attend the Waxahachie Campus in November for the Internship Seminar.

  • The seminar will NOT cover the material in the Berean internship course materials.

  • Instead, the seminar will be focused on the in-person instruction for Part Two of the internship, the Teaching the Scriptures course. This instruction will be presented by the one and only Dr. LeRoy Bartel.

  • There will also be an important and highly valuable presentation given by the NTD Secretary Treasurer and NTD Credentialing Specialist about the credentialing process. Even if you are not ready to apply for credentials, we highly recommend that all students make plans to attend this seminar.

  • Very Important- if you have not yet completed the course manuals or meeting with your mentor, you are still highly encouraged to attend the seminar in Waxahachie. You DO NOT have to of finished meeting with your mentor before the November 4th seminar.



Schedule 2024

August Action Items

  • Review this page in its entirety. Contact my office with questions.

  • Register for Internship Course.

  • Select Mentor and submit their name to my office.

  • Order course materials for Part Two: Teaching the Scriptures course.

  • Begin reading all materials and meeting with mentor as soon as possible, with the goal of completing both books and your mentor meetings by the end of year.

August – December Action Items

  • Continue reading all materials and meeting with your mentor.

  • Submit the Integrity Statement when you have completed the course materials for Part Two: Teaching the Scriptures course.

November 2, 2024

  • Attend the seminar on Saturday, November 2, 2024.

  • Students from all campuses will attend the Waxahachie Campus.

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