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We have a great internship opportunity for students looking to gain real-life ministry experience! We offer a 3-month, 6-month, as well as a one-year "transition to ministry" program. You are sure to leave CW better equipped for ministry.


Kody Ahrens
Intern Class of 2021

"My time at Colonial Woods that I was able to have for my internship was one that was challenging, yet very impactful.  I can honestly say that the internship experience at Colonial Woods will help you learn what full time ministry is like.  Although this will come with a lot of difficulties while learning, as well as with the challenges that come with ministry, it is exactly what you need to be prepared for entering ministry.  I would recommend this internship to anyone wanting to experience what ministry is like, but also wouldn't be afraid to get challenged in the process."


Jaden Mitchell
Intern Class of 2021

"Colonial Woods internship was something that helped me see the business of the church while still maintaining relationship with God. The relationships that I made along the way were impactful for my future and paved the way to where I am now. I am grateful for everything that I have learned during this internship!" 

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Kyle Niedecken
Intern Class of 2022

"Interning at Colonial Woods has allowed me to grow in every area of my life, but especially with getting hands-on ministry experience.  The staff and congregation made Port Huron feel like home and truly made this the best summer that I have ever had.  If you are looking for an experience that is going to push you to grow and shape you into a stronger leader for God's Kingdom, then this is definitely the place for you."

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Ana Dekker
Intern Class of 2022

"My summer at Colonial Woods was one of growth and so many different learning opportunities. I worked with the student ministries, but I was also given opportunities to learn about different areas of ministry and was able interact with all of the staff members who are such joys to work with! I’ve taken away so much practical experience that I am excited to take with me as I continue on ministry journey!" 

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Jacob Falk
Intern Class of 2021, 2022

“I have done two summers at Colonial Woods Missionary Church and both times God has used it to show me a calling I have into ministry. The experience was amazing and truly shows you church ministry in action. The staff and pastors at CW also care about you as a person and as a fellow believer. They take time to be intentional with you and help you in ministry and in your walk with Christ.”


Colonial Woods is proud to offer an internship opportunity for students looking to fulfill college requirements and/or gain ministry experience. We offer both a 3-month, 6-month program, as well

as a one-year "transition to ministry" program. All of these programs offer great ministry experience and diversity as well as a place to ask questions, explore, and discover your passions.

Since 2006, we have had 56 interns complete our CW Internship. Many of those individuals are serving in full-time ministry and/or involved with their local church (some have joined the CW staff!).

We offer multiple areas of focus - Student Ministries, Children's Ministry, Worship Arts, and Tech/Production. Our goal is to give each intern a well-rounded experience to better

prepare them for ministry when they leave.



Sarah Schoettle

Intern Class of 2013

“The internship allowed me to grow in my faith and allowed me to find the purpose that God has for my life. The staff and church body are so loving and personal. It is obvious that this internship is intentional and is meant to build disciples. I'd go back in a heartbeat.”

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Sean Swanson

Intern Class of 2014

"My time at Colonial Woods granted me the opportunity to experience various aspects of pastoral ministry alongside the skilled, caring, and wise staff of the church. I grew in my understanding of how to care for people, my ability to preach, and my capacity to manage my time effectively. Because of this experience, I felt confident to lead and serve well as I stepped into my first lead pastor role out of graduate school."


Jen Miller

Intern Class of 2015

"My summer as an intern at Colonial Woods has a lasting impact on my life and ministry to this day! It was the first place that I experienced full-time ministry up close and personal. I can confidently say that my summer as an intern changed the trajectory of my life!"


Makayla Reimer

Intern Class of 2020

"This last summer I had the opportunity to intern with Colonial Woods Student Ministries. It was one of the most growing summers I have experienced. I learned so much about church ministry and definitely felt more affirmed in my calling by the end of the summer.  It’s a busy summer, but you learn so much and you are not alone! The staff there is so willing to support and encourage you. By the end of the summer you will have learned so much!"

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