A core part of the program is teaching the student to serve in the local church and to function under biblical spiritual leadership. Students are required to log 80 hours of service in the local church per semester making a total of 160 hours per academic year. Churches and Students can choose between two internship options.

#1. The Church Internship Program: For the church that desires a formal internship program, a Destiny Internship specialist will work with local facilitators to customize a program that meets the needs of the local church and satisfies the requirements of Destiny’s internship guidelines.

The Formal Internship Program is recommended for the church that desires to maximize the educational experience for the student while enjoying the benefits of increased volunteer service hours.

#2. The Destiny Service Practicum: For churches who do not desire to establish a formal internship program a practicum course of assigned service is developed for the individual student. Practicums are assigned and administered by Destiny Leadership Institute from our home office in coordination with local church leadership. The student’s service practicum is completed in the local church setting.

The Student Service Practicum is recommended for the church that does not have the available staff to supervise the student’s service requirements or does not have enough students to warrant a formal internship program.