It is one thing to study cross-cultural ministry in the classroom…but how will you learn first-hand what it's like to be a missionary? Some knowledge is best gained through experience. This is the purpose of the Internship concentration of the accredited Missions bachelor degree at Appalachian Bible College.

The ABC Advantage

Our Program

After three years of studying a double major of Bible / Theology and Missions at Appalachian Bible College, you will be given a top opportunity to test what you've learned: a 6-8 week missionary internship.

Spending a summer immersed in another culture will provide you with a tremendous advantage as you graduate and pursue Jesus' commission to "go therefore, and teach all nations."

Our Faculty

Mr. Phillip Peterson - Missions Chair

Mr. Phillip Peterson -

Missions Chair

I did not come to ABC after 18 years in missions because I was tired and wanted to come “home.” No, I would love to still be serving in any part of the world! But there is a great need to see the next generation prepared and trained to carry out The Mission.

The Internship Concentration provides you an opportunity to put into practice in a foreign country, under the guidance of a veteran missionary, lessons from the classroom. I desire that my efforts as a missionary be greatly multiplied through many graduates who endeavor to make disciples of all nations.

Why Missions - Internship?


Internships are a long-standing method of equipping future missionaries. The Apostle Paul himself took along several "interns" as he preached and planted churches; among them was Timothy. The result of Timothy's time with