“The Future Leaders Program isn’t any ordinary internship. It is character building and will stretch you in all sorts of ways. You may be an “intern”, but you are definitely in a position of leadership. You will learn lessons in the Future Leaders Program that will benefit you for the rest of your life.”
-Rachel Fabian, Class of 2008
The Future Leaders Program is so much more than an internship!
“The Future Leaders Program challenged me to think in new ways how ministry can be carried out. I now have a new and refreshing perspective on what it means to build up the church.”
-Thomas Kovacs, Class of 2008
“Future Leaders truly has been an amazing program to be a part of. It has shaped me so much in such a short time, and I will never forget my time in the program. The relationships you build will last you a lifetime and the things you learn about ministry give you an incredible foundation to work in ministry. The Future Leaders program is definitely the experience of a lifetime.”
-Ryan Spilhaus, Class of 2009
The year-long program is designed to equip you with the practical training and personal spiritual development necessary for a lifetime of fruitful service in a specific area of ministry.
Most of your time will be spent actively working in your ministry area, but you’ll also have a chance to go on missions trips, help with service projects, and much more! Potential ministry tracks include Worship, Video & Graphic Design, Sound & Lighting, Ministry Teams, Small Groups, Missions, College Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Special Needs, Administration, Finance, and more.
“Okey and I got to travel to Egypt during our internship year. I’m confident both of us will always look back on our time in the Future Leaders Program as one of the best years of our lives. I truly believe in this program because of the enormous personal and spiritual growth I experienced through it.”
-Brandon Buckner, Class of 2007
“My experience has been amazing! The program is a great way to dive in if you are interested in full-time ministry. I have had the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with some of the top leaders here at McLean Bible Church as well as unforgettable experiences at national conferences like Urbana and mission trips all over the world. The program is great for developing leaders!”
-Okey Nwoke, Class of 2007
The core of what makes the Future Leaders Program different is the time spent with the other Future Leaders. You’ll spend time developing leadership skills, learning about the core values and culture of McLean Bible Church, applying fundamental principles of ministry and interacting with other ministries and leaders.
“I’m so thankful for the relationships I’ve formed and developed this year. I’ve learned from some of the most talented people I’ve ever met from all areas of the church, I’ve made friendships that will last into eternity, and I’ve learned some hard lessons from people who have shown genuine care and love for me. For all those things, I am eternally grateful!”
-Nate Reed, Class of 2009
If you are thinking of full-time ministry, then there’s absolutely no better opportunity than the Future Leaders Program! You’ll grow in your faith and develop leadership skills that will last you a lifetime as you serve in ministry.
“The Future Leaders Program transformed my life. I have never felt more poured into, valued, and challenged in my faith. God used this unbelievable program to show me what it truly means to follow Christ. My view of and philosophy of ministry is now firmly grounded on truth and what is most important- no matter the risk, fear, or limitations. I am passionate about how God is using FLP!”
-Katy Kirk, Class of 2008
“The Future Leaders Program really emphasized how I need to be desperate for Jesus Christ every day. The program challenged me to stop and be in sweet communion with our Savior before tackling the day’s tasks. I have found that utter dependence on Christ is where we all need to be if we desire to help build His Kingdom.”
- Abigail Gustine, Class of 2008
For information on how to apply, check out the Application Process page.
If you have any other questions, check out the About the Program page, or you can contact:
Future Leaders Program
Tel: (703) 770-3856