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Internship Spotlight: Joe Steenholdt

Program: Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Hosting Church: North Street Christian Reformed Church (CRC)

Hosting Pastor: Rev. Shaun Furniss 

Location: Zeeland, MI

Internship Highlight: 

"During my summer internships, the highlight has been experiencing first-hand the hunger people today still have for hearing God's Word week-in and week-out. Even though I am a beginner, the congregation never treated me that way. The rubber truly met the road when someone shared with me how God used a message to speak to them in their circumstances. Through ordinary means and an average Joe, God is faithful! (1 Cor 3:6–7)"

Westminster Seminary California’s Field Education Program is designed to integrate on-campus studies with part-time ministry in local churches. Field education involves supervised hands-on ministry experience and opportunities for evaluation and reflection with mentors, peers, and professors, in which students are given opportunities to develop the skills and gifts necessary for effective ministry. The Field Education Program at WSC provides an opportunity for Master of Divinity students to gain practical ministry experience to which they can apply the information learned in the classroom. In this way the WSC curriculum seeks to balance intense Christian scholarship with practical ministry.