Do you feel called to pastoral ministry? Are you looking for ways to gain pastoral experience? Do you want to be mentored by seasoned pastors and staff? Do you need to fulfill your TEDS internship requirements? Apply for the Pastoral Internship at Grace!


Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) at 440 Ridge Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093.


5-7 hours/week: $5,000 yearly

10-12 hours/week: $10,000 yearly

15-17 hours/week: $15,000 yearly

What to Expect:

- Facilitating and helping lead the high school or middle school ministry of the church.

- Monthly cohort meetings with our associate pastor and fellow interns.

- Monthly one-on-one meetings with our associate pastor.

- Participation in Sunday worship: helping with liturgy, leading children’s sermons, preaching.

- Helping orchestrate and lead quarterly, Sunday evening Intern Services. This includes crafting the service liturgy, helping lead worship, and preaching.

- Preparation for licensure and ordination in the PCA, if desired.

Click here to apply!

For more information, please contact our

Associate Pastor, Nick Swan, at 704-293-1062 or at via email. 

Past Intern Experiences

  • Chris Reed

    Assistant RUF Campus Minister at Howard University in Washington, D.C. 

    TEDS MDiv Graduate 2021

    "The Pastoral Internship at Grace North Shore was a wonderful experience for me during my time at TEDS. The internship proved to be a great combination to go along with what I was learning in the classroom. Between the one-one-mentorship, ministry coaching, and opportunities to lead and serve, I grew in both knowledge and skill as a minister in training. Ministry practices such as planning liturgy for a worship service, developing a teaching series, organizing a calendar, and relating to Presbytery, were all things I had heard about in seminary. Nevertheless, I found it very advantageous for me to get to put those into practice in the local church setting. I left the internship this summer better prepared as one seeking ordination in the PCA. Being one who really enjoys the preaching and teaching aspect of pastoral ministry, the leaders of the internship both gave me avenues to exercise those gifts, while also pushing me to strengthen the areas that did not come as natural for me. Additionally, I could not be more grateful for the kindness and support of parishioners during my time at Grace. I'd recommend the pastoral Internship at Grace North Shore to any TEDS students, especially for those open to learning more about Presbyterianism and growing in the Reformed tradition."

  • Stephen Simmons

    West End Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee

    TEDS MDiv Graduate 2020

    "My experience at Grace North Shore was invaluable. Pastors Marshall and Nick took a devoted interest in both the life and ministry development of each member of my intern cohort. I was given meaningful and creative ministry responsibilities that that provided me with benchmark exposure to the breadth of pastoral ministry from which I draw upon daily. I specifically grew exponentially in my preaching and teaching skills while at Grace. Grace North Shore has a fun and committed staff, and occupies a unique space on the North Shore where gospel believing and practicing churches are in alarmingly short supply. My time at Grace North Shore will always be remembered with gratefulness for how God used it during my time at TEDS."