Ministry Fellowship

Program Description

The Ministry Fellowship Program is an opportunity for any qualified senior in Liberty University’s Church Ministries Program to complete the final year of the student’s undergraduate program by serving at an approved site location during the fall and spring semesters. This program will give a student the opportunity to serve in an apprenticeship role in a specified field of concentration.

A student must apply and be accepted into the Ministry Fellowship program. Approved site locations are required to provide the student with the following: housing, utilities, and transportation to and from the student’s place of residence to the site location. The student will be responsible for the following: travel to the approved site location (moving expenses), program fees, and food.

Academically, the student will complete undergraduate courses through independent studies, internships and/or online courses to finalize the ministry degree requirements.


Eligible Students

  • Available to majors in a Church Ministries degree program (Adventure Leadership & Outdoor Ministries, Pastoral Leadership, Women’s Ministry, Youth Ministries).
  • Student must be in good academic standing with Liberty University.
  • Must hold Senior status while participating in the program.
  • Must be in good standing with the Financial Aid and Student Accounts offices.
  • Must be in good standing with the Student Conduct office.
  • Must remain a full-time student while participating in the program.
  • Interview and application must be processed through the Experiential Learning office and approved by the Department of Church Ministries.

Possible Opportunities

Participation in the Ministry Fellowship may include (but is not limited to) the following experiential opportunities for students:

  • Leadership development
  • Church administration
  • Staff development
  • Church discipleship
  • Speaking opportunities

Costs

During a student's time with the Ministry Fellowship program, approved church sites will cover the following expenses:

  • Housing
  • Utilities (including internet)
  • Transportation to and from housing and church site

The average savings for students participating in the Fellowship is estimated to be over $8,200 per year.


Ministry Fellowship Process:

  1. Submit an inquiry to enter into the Fellowship program (preferable during the first semester of Sophomore year). Student acknowledges and accepts the Ministry Fellowship Student Handbook policies specific to fellowship. No fees assessed during this time. Student will be given a modified Degree Completion Plan with suggested course sequencing.
  2. Apply to the Fellowship (preferably during the first semester of Junior year). The application will be housed through the Career Center, and submitted to the Department of Church Ministries, Experiential Learning, Student Conduct, Academic records, and Department Chairs. Application fee applied.
  3. Students will be interviewed by Experiential Learning, the Department Chair and the approved church site.
  4. Students receive acceptance or denial by February of their Junior year (October, if they plan to start in spring).
  5. The church site approval and student approval will be finalized by March of Junior year.
  6. Once the student completes Financial Check-in, the Ministry Fellowship fee will be applied to the student's account. This fee will be applied to the first semester only.
  7. The student will be onsite no later than August 1 (January 7, if starting in the spring semester).
  8. Fellowship ends May 1, at which point the student returns for to Liberty University for graduation. Consideration may be made for December graduation date.

The student will retain residential status for the duration of the Ministry Fellowship.

For more information, please contact the Church Ministries Internship Team at ministryintern@liberty.edu