Experience and Minister

We consider it a great privilege to invest in seminary students and their families by offering a church home during their seminary years. We invite you to hear and experience the Gospel in our community as you prepare to minister the Gospel to others!

Events


Monthly Roundtable

Members of our pastoral staff meet with students for lunch in the community center at Covenant Seminary for fellowship and informal conversations about pastoral ministry. All seminary students are welcome.

Seminary Women’s Tea

Join female seminary students and wives for tea with our pastor’s wife.

Fellowship Gatherings

The Pastor staff periodically invites seminary students, staff, and families to gather for meals after church or other times during the year.

 


Visit our events calendar or contact the church office for more information; office@cpcstl.org

Internship Opportunities


Students who come under care of our Session will be given opportunities to develop ministry competencies through practical training in the context of pastoral ministry. This assists them in satisfying intern requirements as outlined by their Presbytery and fulfilling field education requirements for graduation at Covenant Seminary.

We also offer a year-long, paid internship for students, the Harris Fellows, who are entering their final of seminary.

 


For more information about church internships, contact Chris Smith: csmith@cpcstl.org

Presbytery Requirements


Pathway to Ordination:

  1. Become a member of a PCA church. (If you are already a member of another church, we encourage you to become an associate member.)
  2. After 6 months of membership, meet with the session for an endorsement to the Presbytery.
  3. Contact the chair of the Candidates Committee of the Presbytery to inform him of your intent to come under care.
  4. Meet with the Candidates Committee.
  5. Stand before the Presbytery – you’ll be taken under care and will begin your internship.
  6. Meet with one of the pastors to discuss a plan for completing your internship requirements.
  7. Once requirements are complete, request to have your internship approved by the Presbytery.
  8. Upon receiving a call, you’re now able to begin the ordination examination process.

For more information on Presbytery requirements, contact Chris Smith; csmith@cpcstl.org