Faith in the Community

Connecting with the local church is one way to continue fostering your faith outside of PLNU.  There are many, great San Diego area churches to attend, volunteer, or intern with.  Summer opportunities could land you at churches in Hawaii, San Francisco, Bakersfield, or more locally, Solana Beach.  There are also a few pretty great post-grad programs out there.

Wherever you find yourself, know that the local church is blessed by your time and talents, and it can offer you rich community as well.  


There are opportunities for you to serve the church with whatever talents and areas of interest you bring, whether it's graphic design, teaching, accounting, youth ministry, or social work.

Undergraduate Intern Program

Flood Church (academic year)

Contact Kate Jackson

College Apprentice Ministry Internship

Solana Beach Presbyterian (summer)

Contact BillyJack Blankenship

+  Summer Ministry Internships

Hawaii & San Francisco Nazarene churches

These opportunities are through Spiritual Development

+  Sunnyvale Intern Project

New Life Nazarene Church (post grad) 

Contact Jeff Purganan


If you are already attending or participating in leadership at a local church, we are here to encourage and support you.

+  Worship Leader resources

Meet with George Williamson, Dir. of Worship Ministries and other student worship leaders to share experiences.  Contact Travis Cook.

+  Small Group resources

If you lead a small group at your church and would like resources, visit the Discipleship Ministries Office in Spiritual Development.

+  Volunteer and Service resources

Both International & Community Ministries can direct you to organizations/ causes accepting donations if you would like to organize a drive at your church.

PLNU student Job Board

Check out off-campus, church-related
job, intern, and volunteer opportunities 

Looking for a Church?

If you are new to PLNU or just looking for a new place to worship, we encourage you to ask a friend, RA, Professor, or staff member  about local church culture.  Students at PLNU attend churches both modern & liturgical, large & small, charismatic & conservative.  Feel free to stop by Spiritual Development if you'd like to talk with a Campus Pastor or staff member.