About BattleCreek Institute

Battlecreek Institute is an internship program to develop and equip the greatest church staff on the planet. We want to:

Give interns the opportunity to utilize their natural talents, acquired skills, and spiritual gifts in an active hands-on role in the church.

Develop the interns through a dedicated mentor program learning from individuals who are passionate about imparting knowledge and wisdom.

Educate the interns through modern, relevant classes built on the principles of leadership and the Bible

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Internship Tracks

Campus Track

Experience what it means to meaningfully impact the lives of churchgoers in a pastoral, groups, or ministry coordinator role.


Experience Track

Use your creative skills through a worship, production, or marketing & communications role.


Help take the gospel message outside the walls of the church building and into our community by meeting the physical, social, and spiritual needs of the greater Tulsa area.

Next Gen

Leverage your ability to connect with kids and young adults to propel them into a deep relationship with God and their community.

Ready to go all in?

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(or keep scrolling to see our frequently asked questions.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the internship for?

The internship is for any Christian who senses a call to ministry and is looking for practical knowledge and experience to pursue it.

Is the internship full-time or part-time?

It offers both! Full-time interns enjoy the benefit of  in-person education in a classroom environment with experts in all fields of study in the morning and afternoons assigned to a leader and/or mentor for practicum.

What type of leadership development can I expect?

BattleCreek Institute focuses on three fields of study: Personal Development, Professional Development, and Spiritual Development. The method of teaching for each of these fields is “Teach, Model, Coach.”

Is the internship paid?

BattleCreek Institute is structured as a free education program that offers vital wisdom and practical experience to train and equip the best church staff on the planet. As such, it does not currently offer compensation for participation in the program.

What would I do about housing?

BCI interns are ultimately responsible for finding and providing their own housing. However, we have a limited number of host homes that are willing to house an intern at no cost.

When do applications close?

Applications close at 11:59pm the day before each semester starts. The summer semester begins May 15, 2022, and the fall semester begins September 5, 2023

What are the basic requirements for interns?

Due to the nature of the institute’s work and ministry, each resident much have their own vehicle and cell phone for the duration of the internship. A personal laptop or tablet is strongly encouraged but not required.



All interns must agree and adhere to Battlecreek Church’s internal and external core values and beliefs and consent to a background check (at no cost).



All interns must be aged 16+ for the summer internship and 18+ for the fall/spring internship.

How can I find out more about each track?

You can find out more about each ministry track here on the website by clicking on the track(s) you are interested in on our main page.

What are the dates of the internship?

Our summer internship runs from May 15, 2022 – August 15, 2022, and our fall internship runs from September 5, 2022 – July 5, 2023

What can I expect in the application process?

Each application starts by filling out our online application which can be found here. Once the application is received, you should expect communication from the institute to schedule an interview. Applicants warranting further consideration will proceed to a 2nd and 3rd interview consisting of different department heads to ensure the applicant would benefit from the program. After the 3rd interview, if the applicant is deemed eligible for admission, the applicant will be accepted and the admission process will begin.

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes! While only one position can be held at one time, you can indicate which specializations you are most interested in.

How do I apply?

You can apply by clicking “Apply Now” above or click the link below.


Can I apply if I do not live in the United States?

Yes, you can apply if you do not live in the United States. However, we are unable to sponsor any work visas for international applicants. Interns must also furnish their own transportation.

What if I have unanswered questions?

If the answer to your question(s) cannot be found in the FAQ list, please reach out to us!

Josh Gray, Director of BattleCreek Institute

Phone: 918-982-5674

Email: [email protected]

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