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HLC 2020

HLC 2020





Highland Leader College is a 10-week, part-time (15-20 hours per week), ministry internship program aimed at equipping students who are called, or discerning a call, to vocational ministry by giving opportunities to serve, lead, and learn in the different ministries at Highland.


Summer Interns who are accepted into the program will indicate which ministry area they would like to focus in (possible options listed below) and then spend approximately half of their weekly hours serving in that particular ministry and learning from its ministry staff leader(s). The other portion of the internship hours will include ministry to summer college students through small discipleship groups, and weekly “training nights” led by different Highland leaders on a variety of important subjects to develop interns into well rounded spiritual leaders, ministers, and pastors in the Kingdom of God.


Students desiring to apply for the program must submit an application during the application window of December 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020. The application can be found at the button bellow (bottom of this page). Interviews will take place by early February, and interns will be selected by the middle of February. There are limited spots available for HLC 2020.


PROGRAM DATES: May 29, 2020 – August 4, 2020 (10 weeks)

PROGRAM COMPENSATION: While there is no monetary compensation for HLC, Highland College will help to find students a local part-time job if they desire, and will help to locate cheap housing if they do not already have living arrangements. Some students may choose to take summer classes instead of finding a part-time summer job on the side. These decisions are up to the student and will be discussed throughout the interview process with HLC Leadership.



  • Preaching and Discipleship
  • Worship Ministry
  • Sports Ministry
  • Counseling and Discipleship
  • Kids Ministry
  • Production Ministry (sound, lights, screens, live stream, tech)
  • Missions (local and global)
  • Youth Ministry (7th-12th grade)
  • Communications and Media (video, graphic design, social media, website design)



3 hours – Sunday Mornings at HBC

2 hours – Leader Dinner (Ministry Trainings)

5 hours – Summer Friends Ministry

1 hour – Discipleship Groups

7 hours – Ministry Partnership



  • Applicants must be called, or discerning a call, to vocational ministry, being able to bring testimony to this God-given calling on his or her life.
  • Applicants must be an active member of Highland Baptist Church by February 1, 2020, and be involved in serving in some capacity at Highland.
  • Applicants must show that they have a deepening love for God, His Church, and a commitment to serving in the Kingdom of God.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18-25 years old.



Is this a general leadership development program, or is it only specific to those who are called, or discerning a call, to vocational ministry?

            Although Highland recognizes the importance of godly leadership in all callings and careers, HLC is specifically designed for those seeking to grow as a leader in vocational ministry.


How do I know if I am “called to vocational ministry?”

            Scripture is clear that all Christians are “called to ministry,” but the calling to vocational ministry is a particular calling that God places upon only some believer’s lives. Please check out this link to help answer this important question. www.gotquestions.org/call-to-ministry.html


What if I am not sure which area of ministry I am called to?

            That is totally normal and not a problem! On your application, you will mark multiple options of ministries that you would like to partner with. Within the interview process, you’ll be able to further discuss which ministry would be the best fit for you at this time.


What if I want to go on a family vacation?

            That is okay! If your family is planning a trip next summer for a week or so, please plan on joining them even if you are selected for HLC 2020. If it’s possible to go on vacation in May or August, before or after the program, that is preferred but isn’t required. Family first!


Will I be accepted if I can only work half of the summer?

            Unfortunately no. This is a 10-week commitment for the whole summer.


Where can I access the application and when will I know if I was accepted?

            You can access the application at the button below until January 31, 2020, when the application is due. Offers to interview will be extended and take place by the first week of February and HLC Summer Interns will be selected by the middle of February 2020.


 For more informaiton, email Drew-Humphrey@highlandbc.org


Download Application