The PURPOSE of SEND, Heartland’s Internship and Residency Program, is to develop leaders in vocational ministry. We are passionate about investing in future leaders for our own church as well as developing leaders that we will send out to where God is leading them.

Ephesians 4:11-13 reminds us that it’s the church’s job to recruit, train, and empower people to serve in God’s Kingdom, and it’s through serving that we mature in our faith.

The VISION of SEND is to Recruit, Train, Empower, and Send people into the Kingdom to effectively use their God-given gifts and passions to serve and lead wherever God calls them.

Program Structure

SEND currently has three different program options: 

10 Week Interns
Year-Long Interns

Application Process

10-Week Intern applications for 2020 will be accepted during the following periods:

  • Spring Session: Apply Feb. 1-14, Start March 1
  • Summer Session: Apply May 1-14, Start June 1
  • Fall Session: Apply Aug. 1-14, Start Sept. 1
  • Winter Session: Apply Nov. 1-14, Start Dec. 1

Year-Long Interns + Residents begin each January. Applications open Nov. 18th, 2019.

Process includes an online application, in-person interview or Zoom interview, and staff deliberation. 

Functioning Residency & Internship Director:

Mike Suit, Operations Pastor |

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