Intern Pastor Program – Applications Due Nov 10

We are now taking applications for New Philly’s intern pastor program. The intern pastor program’s goal is to raise up full-time ministers (local church pastors or worship leaders) who are Spirit-filled, balanced, and full of Christ-like character. The program involves studying full-time at a local seminary, serving on short-term missions trips, and serving at New Philly. As seminaries are struggling to produce effective full-time ministers, we believe that the local church needs to play a central role in raising up full-time ministers.


  • Intensive training in full-time ministry with New Philadelphia’s multi-site church community.
  • Direct contact and supervision under Pastors Christian & Erin Lee.
  • Practical training in preparing and delivering sermons.
  • Provides a supportive & loving environment for one to develop his/her preaching and teaching gifts.
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills via ministry teams and missions trips.
  • Opportunities to serve on short-term missions trips and work with indigenous pastors in both poor and affluent nations.
  • Full scholarship for one year at Torch Trinity Graduate University toward an M.Div. degree. Each year the applicant is given the opportunity to renew their scholarship until graduation.
  • Intern pastors are required to raise support to cover their living expenses. A matching fund is provided each month, up to 400,000, for every dollar raised (1,000 krw).
  • Upon successful completion, opportunities may be given for full-time positions with New Philly’s ministries or church plants.


  • Must reside in Seoul.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate university.
  • Must have strong mastery of the English language.
  • Must have a full-time ministry call, preaching gifts, and leadership gifts.
  • Must have minimal credit card debt.

Application Process

  1. Email internpastorapp at newphilly dot cc with a paragraph explaining why you desire to apply.
  2. Pastor Christian will distribute applications to those who qualify.
  3. If you receive an application, fill it out and hand it in by Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013
  4. Interviews and final decisions will be made mid-November.
  5. You will have one month to support raise to cover living costs.
  6. The program begins Jan. 2014 with full-time hours at the New Philly office.
  7. Seminary classes begin March 2014 at Torch Trinity Graduate University.

Previous Graduates: Marcus Corpening (2009-2011), Myunghwa Choi (2009-2011), Jonathan Neufeld (2010-2011).
Current Intern Pastors: David Ahn (2012-present), Emily Suen (2012-present), Gina Kim (2013-present).

* If you have any questions, please inquire in the comments section below.



Emily preaching at a Bible college in Jakarta, Indonesia (July 2013).

David serving on a short term missions trip to Japan.
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Emily ministering at an altar call in Jakarta.
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Gina preaching at a church in the city of General Santos, Philippines.
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Marcus completed NP’s intern pastor program in Dec 2011. He now serves as a pastor at New Philly Itaewon.

Myunghwa completed NP’s intern pastor program in Dec 2011. She currently serves as a pastor at New Philly Hillside.

Jon completed NP’s intern pastor program in Dec 2011 and he currently oversees worship at New Philly.
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