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Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville offers a few different internship options. These internships are aimed toward teaching men and women about doctrine and theology and equipping them for ministry in the local church. There are currently two different internship tracks open for applications.

Internship with Brian Chesemore:

This internship focuses on theology and connecting that theology to our lives and our care together in the church. Interns meet with Brian on a weekly basis to discuss books and articles related to theology and practical ministry in the church. In addition, everyone enrolled in this internship is required to volunteer a certian number of hours per week with SGCL. The internship meetings will take place on Friday mornings from 8am-10am at the SGCL offices.

Internship with Bob Kauflin:

Bob Kauflin serves as our primary worship leader at SGCL and is the Director of Sovereign Grace Music. This internship focuses on understanding the purpose of music ministry in the local church as well as developing personal musical gifting. Interns are afforded the opportunity to meet with Bob on a weekly basis to study and discuss music, church liturgy, and worship ministry. They are also able to observe and serve with Bob on Sunday mornings in a variety of roles.

Internship with C.J. Mahaney:

CJ's internship is designed to introduce up to 12 students over the course of two semesters to books and practices informing pastoral and lay ministry. These topics primarily include leadership, pastoral ministry, discipleship, biblical counseling, and preaching. The internship is approximately 10 hour/week program that consists of reading, serving responsibilities in the church, and weekly 2 hour meetings with CJ for service review, book discussion, and Q&A.


If you have any questions about the application process, please email our church administrative assistant, Bethany Payne, at bpayne@sgclouisville.org.

Application process:

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Email a one page testimony of how you became a follower of Christ and how the gospel is currently shaping your life. Please include a description of how you believe God might be calling/preparing you for ministry as well as any personal expectations for this internship.
  3. Have one online pastoral recommendation submitted.