Looking for past messages? Check out the additional media links below:

Coastal Church Internship

The Coastal Internship is a place where purpose happens. An 8 month, life changing experience to uncover what God has truly created you for.

Here at our Coastal Internship we’re ready to welcome young people (ages 18-30) whose heartbeat is to deeply know Jesus, grow in life, be equipped for impact, and be empowered to take their place as leaders of this generation.

Our heart is to provide a unique setting so you can learn from inspiring leaders, serve the church and community, while seeing people`s lives changed. With a proven mix of hand-on experience, biblical teachings, and local and global missions, you will build a great foundation for life and purpose.

Coastal Internship Application

Ministry Labs

Choose labs uniquely designed to develop your gift and skills through hands-on experience within specialised areas of ministry and various areas of church life. Our mentors are invested to train, equip, and give you opportunities to sharpen your skills and discovering calling.


At the end of eight months, interns will have caught the importance of Family Life Ministry in the local church – everything from Kids, Youth and Young Adults ministry – and will be equipped to lead weekly a small group of volunteer. Under the mentoring Family Life Minister, interns will learn how to teach and communicate to children and adults alike. You will have experience in the planning and managing of events, including organizing volunteers, budgeting, and developing fun games and creative lesson plans.

Mentors: Pastor Chris Karuhije & Family Life Leaders


Through practical and spiritual training, by the end of eight months, interns will be equipped to lead worship in a variety of settings – from Life Group to Congregational worship. Under the mentorship and teaching of our Music Pastor and Music Minister, interns will have an opportunity to be trained vocally and have the opportunity to sharpen their skills. Interns will complete the Worship Central Course through our church. Audition is required in order to be accepted into this lab.

Mentors: Pastor Brad Bergman & Coastal Worship Leaders


Interns will gain practical leadership experience by actively assisting key ministry leaders and church staff, and thus being exposed to the organization, setting up, and execution of key ministry events. At the end of term, interns would not only have embodied the qualities of a godly emerging leader but have the ability to coordinate, communicate with, and lead smaller teams. Interns in this lab will complete a series of spiritual and leadership teaching.

Each of these labs will be tailored to give interns the spiritual, and practical ministry training required to be able to lead in those areas within and beyond the church arena.

Mentors: Pastor of Leadership Development and Coastal Staff Leaders


Whether video, photography, web, graphics, or social media, we have a place for you to use your creative skills through our Media Lab. By the end of the term, interns will have gained experience in communicating stories, highlighting events, and capturing moments that resonate both inside and outside the church. Entry Level skills and interview are required in order to be accepted into this lab.

Mentors: Matt Koop, Lead for Communication and Media, and Media Staff leaders

Connect On Facebook & Instagram

To find snapshots of interns` lives, inspiring blogs, and to join the conversation, follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Pastors Dave & Cheryl Koop
David & Cheryl Koop
Senior Pastors

From Our Senior Pastors

We passionately believe that in order to build a solid foundation in life, you need to dig deep to build high. We’re convinced that you are a God-chosen generation destined to build high, so that you can help make the city, and the world, a better place, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We invite you to pray and consider to be deeply invested in Christ for just eight months, allowing Him to build you up for your God-given destiny. We’re ready to equip and empower you to grow to your full potential. Come and embark on this extraordinary journey here with us at Coastal Internship, where purpose happens.