Not Just a Seat in a Classroom

We believe education goes beyond the classroom. Practicums exist to provide students a holistic approach to learning through hands-on leadership experience gained at James River Church.

Practicums = Practical Experience

Hands-on Learning

Discover your talents and abilities through hands-on christian leadership training.

Mentoring with Experts

Learn from the influential leaders of James River Church.

Live Out Your Calling

Join the practicum in an area you are passionate about.

Earn College Credits

Practicums provide two credit hours per semester as part of your academic program.

Pastoral Leadership

If you have a heart for leading and lifting the lives of people in ministry, the Pastoral Practicum will grow your understanding of leadership. This practicum offers invaluable experience through working alongside the incredible pastoral team at James River Church.


For those whose passion is messaging and marketing in the church, we have the Communications Practicum that actively engages students interested in the areas of graphic design, photo/video, audio, and lighting production.

Event Production - Communications Practicum


If you burn for exalting the name of Jesus through music, our Worship Practicum is the perfect space to learn all that goes into leading thousands in worship every week.

Youth and Kids

Love for investing in the next generation is embodied in the Youth and Kids Practicum, where you get to join our pastors in reaching and mentoring students for Jesus.

Amazing Youth Ministries


For those who yearn to inspire women to live out their calling, the Women’s Practicum will provide you the opportunity to impact lives and touch hearts through one of the premiere women’s ministries in the nation.

Business Internships

If you long for seeing the impact of business in a Christ-centered way, Business Internships allow you the unique opportunity to see the inner workings and operations of James River Church through interning.

Internships for Churches

Want Hands-On Christian Leadership Training? Gain Practical Ministry Experience at JRLC!

All practicums take place at James River Church. Learn more

Spiritual Life

Discover how JRLC can help you grow in your relationship with God.


Get details on our academic degree program and accreditation.


All new scholarship opportunities to help you pay for school.