Pastoral Internship


Pastoral Internship

We desire to equip, train, and send men to plant and pastor churches in the Arabian Peninsula and this region of the world. Our internships happen on a yearly basis, from September to June. Typically, we accept 3-4 interns each year.

Our prayer is that the internship will provide a solid foundation in understanding God’s instruction and purposes for His church, as well as practical learning experiences through reading, writing, discussion, observation, and ministry responsibilities.

Anyone considering joining us for an internship will need to fill out this application form. If you are interested in knowing more about the internship, please contact Binoi Samuel or Eric Zeller.



Q: How long does the internship last?  
10 months. From September to June.

Q: Who is the internship for? 
Men (married or single) who are interested in being involved in pastoral ministry in the Eastern Hemisphere. This could include current pastors, aspiring pastors, or those who desire to be leaders in their church.  

Q: How can I apply?
Fill out the application form and return it via email to Binoi Samuel or Eric Zeller. Please have the two required recommendation letters sent to the same address. Once we have received these documents, we will be in touch with you.

Q: What language(s) do I need to speak? 
We want men who are from all parts of the world and who speak a whole range of languages. However, in order to do the internship, applicants will need to be fairly proficient in English. Interns read a minimum of 100 pages per week, and write about 4 pages of response papers based on those readings.  

Q: Will a visa be provided?
If you are accepted into the internship program, we will help you to secure a visa for the time that you are here.  

Q: Will a salary be provided?
Our church is not able to provide the interns with a salary or stipend. Therefore, interns are asked to raise the support necessary to provide for their housing, insurance, and other expenses during internship year.  

Q: What are the school options for children?
Interns with children can either send their kids to a private school in the UAE, or homeschool them.  

Q: How are interns involved in the church?
The intern’s primary responsibility is threefold: learn, observe, and serve. Learning happens through reading, writing and observing various aspects of the life of Redeemer Church of Dubai. Observation happens at a variety of levels, such as staff meetings, elder meetings, and church gatherings. Serving will take place throughout the week, but mainly on Fridays in helping “set-up” our church meeting place for the weekly worship time and serving in Redeemer Kids Ministry.

Take a look at what our previous pastoral interns are doing today:

Steve Jennings Church Planter | Fujairah, UAE
Mark Donald Pastoral Assistant | Covenant Hope Church, Dubai
Ryan Teodoro Pastor | Philippines
Adrian Samson Entrepreneur | Washington D.C., USA
Godly James Ministry Assistant | Redeemer Church of Dubai
Rajesh Gautam Pastor | Zion Church Barabanki, India
Alvin Litonjua Assistant Pastor | Redeemer Church of Dubai
Binoi Samuel  Assistant Pastor | Redeemer Church of Dubai
Shahab Jolaghani Canada
Marwan Aboul-Zelof Church Planter | Lebanon
Ethan Merck  Pastoral Assistant | Al Ain, UAE
Benjamin George Elder | Bangalore Bible Church, India
Biju John Current Intern | Redeemer Church of Dubai 
Bevin John  Current Intern | Redeemer Church of Dubai