At The Journey, we strive to raise up a generation of empowering leaders who change Journey City for Jesus. As part of Journey Leadership Institute, the Summer Residency and Internship are 10-week accelerated programs in which we intentionally invest in young leaders under the age of 25. Through spiritual development and hands-on ministry training from our staff and leaders, we help them explore a calling for their lives.



  • Designed for anyone who is new to leadership or wants to explore what it could be like to be a leader. Little previous experience or qualification is required.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays | 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Journey’s Newark Location
  • 12 hours per week for 10 weeks


  • Designed for current leaders who want to accelerate their leadership development into higher levels of ministry leadership. There is no age specification between programs.
  • Frequency: Weekly — Outside of class, students serve in directed studies in a specific area of ministry interest
  • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays | 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Journey’s Newark Location | Outside of class, students lead in a specific area of ministry interest on weekends at various locations
  • 25 hours per week for 10 weeks

By choosing to be a summer intern or resident, you’ll spend the summer exploring a ministry calling in a way that’s hands-on, fulfilling, and fun!

The program is a 10-week accelerated program. Meeting times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am – 12:30pm.

By participating in the summer internship or residency, you’ll have the chance to explore what it looks like for you to take a next step, using the gifts God has given you, toward the future he has for you. You’ll build relationships with other young leaders at The Journey and gain valuable leadership and ministry experience through weekly teachings as well as time to explore a specific ministry focus. Plus – we’re going to have a ton of fun all summer long!