The Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Ministerial Internship courses require the student to work with a local pastor/minister to gain hands-on experience in various ministry activities outlined in the course manual.
The Internship consists of twelve chapters/lessons found in the Internship Student Manual, each designed around a meeting with the mentor. It is intended that such meetings occur regularly, for approximately one hour each. Whenever possible, the student should meet with the mentor on a weekly basis. It may be necessary to combine a couple of chapters/lessons. Students and Mentors should not combine more than two chapters/lessons into one session.
Each student will need to select a mentor for his/her internship. Below are guidelines for selecting a mentor. Once the mentor has been selected, each student MUST submit the mentor's name and church to the DSOM Office.
The mentor will usually be the student's senior pastor, a staff pastor, or other person designated by the pastor to serve in the role of mentor.
If the student is the senior pastor, then the student should consult his or her sectional presbyter to assist in the appointment of a mentor.
The mentor should not be closely related to the student.
The 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.
The Final Exam will be given at the December seminar. All DSOM Campus classes will attend the December seminar in Waxahachie. Please note- there will be not be a December seminar at any other campus.
There is no Service Learning Requirement for the Internship courses.
Each mentor must submit the Mentor Information Form and Final Evaluation Form.
Both forms can be found in the back of the Mentor Manual. They are also listed below for download.
The forms should not be given to student but sent directly to DSOM Office.
Forms are required and must be submitted in order to receive a final grade and credit for the course.
The Mentor Information Form and Final Evaluation Form should be submitted to the DSOM Office, options are as follows:
Scan/email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or Fax to 682-747-6848, Attn: DSOM Office
or Mail to NTD, Attn: DSOM Office, PO Box 838, Waxahachie, TX 75168
While there is a Final Examination and Seminar for this course, the Seminar will NOT cover the material in the book. For the Certified and other first year students, there will be a very 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. For the Licensed and Ordained students, the speakers are the NTD Superintendent and NTD Assistant Superintendent.
Internship Course Schedule
Students who wish to enroll in the internship courses for the Study Track they are pursuing will complete & submit the form provided at this time.
Students must submit the Mentor's name and church to the DSOM Office. This is not optional, it is to ensure the mentor meets the requirements to serve in this role.
Students will submit payment for the Internship course. Link will be provided at this time.
Students from all campuses will attend the Waxahachie Campus for the seminar & the exam. The Waxahachie Campus is located at the North Texas District Office, 5241 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167. Important- If the student has not yet completed the Internship at this point; they should still make plans to attend the seminar. They can test at a later date.