Hope International University is a private Christian university founded in 1928. HIU’s mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. HIU is regionally accredited and offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, certificate programs, and credential programs to more than 2,000 students world-wide.
Half of the course work (18 units) is completed online through HIU graduate ministry classes. The other half of the course work (18 units) is completed through the Purpose Church IMPACT internship program. This is broken down into two 16-week semester blocks for your church internship.
Your internship at Purpose Church will be directed by one of the staff pastors who will walk with you in overseeing your ministry practicum. You may choose to specialize in an area that you are interested in focusing in through your internship. Examples of this would be: Family Ministry, Student Ministry, Care Ministry, Media Ministry, Worship Ministry, Recovery Ministry, Justice, Missions, etc.