Choose from a ten month (August - May) or 3 month program (various dates available) designed to help develop those desiring to advance towards a future in Christian leadership and ministry while in a real, active ministry culture. If this is you, our desire is to work alongside you and help develop your calling. You will experience first hand, ministry life as it happens at Sunset Beach Christian Church (SBCC). SBCC is a located in a ‘country’ community on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. SBCC is a ministry that is very focussed on community involvement. The community is an active beach culture where 8 out of 10 people are involved in some form of ocean sports. In fact, we are located in the heart of the ‘Seven Mile Miracle’ - named for the amazing world renown surf breaks such as Waimea, Pipeline and Sunset beaches.

Why is internship right for you? Because you realize there is a calling on your life and you would like to encourage that through an actual ministry experience.


And what better place to learn where you will be involved in a church that is in a country setting with beautiful Hawaiian beaches, a thriving surfing / water-sport culture at your front door.


And working together with an approachable and caring ministry team ready to speak into your life, this will be ten life-changing months of  intensive internship that will transform you.

What will be your goal while Interning at SBCC?

  • Get a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of ministry in a real active setting.
  • Develop your calling
  • Experience firsthand what it is like in church ministry
  • Expand your Biblical knowledge through the SALT Program (School of Advanced Leadership Training)
  • Learn life skills that will benefit you holistically
  • Live in the Hawaiian culture that you will adapt to in order to reach out to and a real and relevant way

What is required to become an intern?

  • A letter of recommendation from your church pastor.
  • Setting aside ten life changing months of your life.
  • A desire to realize your ministry potential
  • Raise financial support for your internship
  • Work closely with the SBCC leadership

The internship also includes 12 college credits through Hope International University and their SALT program (School of Advanced Leadership Training). Courses are offered online in a streamlined format that is conducive to busy schedules, along with threaded discussions or face-to-face group meetings facilitated by the on-site mentor. Each SALT course typically consists of audio or video lectures with PowerPoint, online discussions, readings, written assignments, and extensive learning resources. There are 2 course streams you can participate in. 1) Ministry Certificate Courses and 2) Business Certificate Courses. You will choose from 17 courses fro mNew Testament Overview to Dynamic Church Leadership. Upon completion of 12 units, you receive a Certificate of Ministry or Business as Mission/Social Entrepreneurship. This is included in the cost of the program.


Life Skills refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life. They are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential. By learning new skills we increase our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life, finding ways to cope with the challenges that life, inevitably, throws at us. Life skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice. Part of the SBCC Internship will cover Life Skills which will cover the following areas:


• Personal Finances

• Presentation

• Time Management

• Conflict Resolution

• Stress Management

• Problem Solving

• Organising Skills

• Confidence and Low Self E

The cost of internship is $6,500* for the 10 month program and $1950* for the 3 month program. This includes:

  • Accommodation
  • A monthly budget for meals
  • 12 university credits in 10 months; 3 university credits in 3 months (choose from Audit, Certificate or University credit)

It does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Foreign visas
  • extra curricular activities
  • Health insurance
  • Personal transportation



You will be living in a shared dorm room right on the church property. We are located directly on Kamehameha Highway across the street from pristine Hawaiian beaches.


The Intern Program is open to young adults ages 18-25.  If you are outside of the United States, a Visa is required.



Due to the nature of the Intern Program, we ask that applicants not work an additional job during the 10 month program. Being an intern requires unusual hours and sometimes last minute situations that would conflict with your ability to work.


Spaces are limited. Be sure to fill out the questionnaire so we can better understand what you are wanting out of the workshop.


*Prices are subject to change





Part of the SBCC internship is the SALT program, an online school through Hope International University. The program is designed to equip emerging leaders with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and relevant ministry. Courses are conveniently delivered via distance education and offer a collaborative student learning environment, designed to be instantly applicable to real-life ministry situations.


Through SALT courses, you will strengthen your practical ministry skills and spiritual health, and form a strong Biblical foundation from which to serve others.


SALT Features:

 ▪ Leadership development

 ▪ Biblical, professional, and personal growth

 ▪ Relevant to real-life

 ▪ Efficient format (5 to 8 weeks per class)

 ▪ 12 unit Certificate

 ▪ Taught by qualified and experienced faculty

 ▪ Flexible scheduling

 ▪ Accredited undergraduate or graduate credit

 ▪ Mentoring


Courses Available:

Bible Study Methods and Tools

This course develops students’ ability to interpret the Bible with confidence and accuracy. It introduces students to the basic principles of exegesis and hermeneutics as well as the tools and resources for studying the Bible. It provides a systematic method for studying the Bible in its historical and literary context.


New Testament Overview – History and Literature of Early Christians

A study of the background, history and emphases of New Testament documents as they relate to the development and theology of the early church recorded in Acts.


Old Testament Overview – History and Literature of Ancient Israel

An introduction to and overview of the history and literature of the Old Testament. Students will be introduced to basic resources and methodologies for study. Relationship and significance of the Old Testament to the New Testament and the Church will be emphasized.


Life of Christ – Jesus and the Kingdom among Us

Students explore the purpose, structure, content, theological claims, and enduring significance of Matthew’s Gospel. Special attention is given to Matthew’s presentation of Jesus’ origin and identity, the nature and content of his Kingdom proclamation, and the facts and significance of his crucifixion and resurrection.


Theological Survey: Christian Beliefs and Practices

This course provides an overview of Christian beliefs and practices regarding revelation; the triune God, the person and work of Jesus, the Holy Spirit; humanity’s nature, fall, sin, and redemption; and the nature and mission of the church.


Dynamics of Servant Leadership

This course introduces the principles and practice of servant leadership. What is a servant leader? Why would we choose to be servant leaders? How does a servant leader function in the life of the church and in the world to which Christ sends us?


Leadership Styles and Principles

This course examines a range of key leadership principles relevant to every level of leadership and explores how to transfer major principles into various ministry settings, regardless of size or focus.


Leadership of Growing Churches

This course surveys a variety of perspectives on dynamic leadership in the church. It features a selection of successful pastors, giving insights into what techniques and values have made their churches dynamic and effective. It also ties into the heritage that these church leaders draw from that informs the way their churches operate. (Lectures given as video presentations, not by local pastors).


Balancing Ministry and Personal Life

This course explores the principles of setting boundaries. It helps the student develop a realistic perspective of ministry, marriage, and family. The course also focuses on skills for maintaining a mutually meaningful marriage, and guides the student to identify areas of weakness and develop strategies for strengthening.


Developing Spiritual Disciplines

This course introduces the spiritual disciplines of Scripture, prayer, fasting, silence, and solitude. It examines historical and biblical teachings on these disciplines, and explores their function and purpose for believers today. It also guides students into practical experiences of the disciplines, building a foundation for ongoing spiritual formation.


Relational Evangelism: A Peace Treaty with God

The purpose of this course is to introduce and train students in relational evangelism using an updated version of A Peace Treaty with God which is now called ‘It’s All About Relationship.’ This course will prepare one to effectively engage with those open to learning more about Jesus. Students will learn how to bring up the subject of the Gospel with others they know and then how to share with those interested, what the Gospel is.


SALT Ministry Practicum

The course is designed to teach fundamental skills for ministry by integrating concepts and practices into real life ministry. This course will teach students competency in their chosen area of ministry.



Thank you for your application to the SBCC Internship Program. To begin the application process, fill out the form below. Please note that filling out the form is the beginning of the process. Once received, you will be contacted and go through a process with our internship team. Mahalo for desiring an internship at SBCC on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii:









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