Emmanuel Christian Seminary is pleased to announce the launch of the “Ministry Fellows Program.” This program will pair students with local churches, where they can serve in a variety of ministerial capacities during the time they are enrolled in seminary.

All full-time, residential, second-year or higher seminary students are welcome to apply. Each awarded fellow will have the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 for a 9- month fellowship.

For our initial cohort, we have partnered with seven churches to create seven distinct ministry fellows opportunities. The Ministry Fellows Program will officially begin this fall, but applications are open now until April 22nd!

Apply here!

This goal responds to the need for seminary graduates to be more prepared for positions of leadership within churches and other ministries, and it also addresses student financial burdens. Emmanuel is committed to developing students for ministry and supporting the local church. We are so grateful for all our wonderful church partners in East TN!

This program is funded through a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. Milligan University was awarded a $999,230 grant to support a bold and comprehensive review and redesign of its academic programs at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan to best prepare pastoral leaders for Christian Churches, Churches of Christ, and the church at large.

Crossroads Recovery Fellowship

Crossroads Christian Church

This position will work closely with the leadership team to minister and disciple those in Crossroads’ Recovery Ministries.

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Ministry Coordinator

First Christian Church Johnson City

Learn to be part of collaborative team of ministries, develop your skills as a minister in a number of areas, and grow in your love for the local church.


Discipleship Coordinator

Grandview Christian Church

This fellowship opportunity is designed to provide experience in teaching, preaching, and coordinating a discipleship / outreach program. 

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Campus Ministry Coordinator

Hopwood Christian Church

Help Hopwood staff and leadership learn how to connect with and support college and graduate students. Create and establish a sustainable ministry plan for pastoring to students.

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Program Coordinator

Jubilee World Outreach

Housed out of Jubilee World Outreach, this role serves Jubilee and the Black Ministerial Alliance. This role focuses on organization, collaboration, and communication. 

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Recovery Campus Pastor

The Table

The Table is a Christ-centered gathering launched by addicts for anyone who is struggling with any type of life-controlling problem. This position includes leadership of The Table, a missionary community striving to saturate the city of Bristol with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Associate in Family Ministry

Unicoi Christian Church

This role will support the lead minister, lead children and family ministries, while strengthening already existing connections between UCC and the surrounding community.

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