Columba House cultivates young adults to become disciples and leaders in the Episcopal Church and “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 855).
August – April Term
The Residential Internship is robust and rewarding. Residential Interns will develop as Christian disciples and leaders through prayer, community, and service. They commit to following a Communal Rule of Life, praying the Daily Office from The Book of Common Prayer, and eating meals together as a house. While living in the Columba House Savannah community, each Intern will work part-time at a local parish or non-profit organization.
May – August Term
The Summer Internship is designed for seminarians to further their theological education with practical, hands-on experience doing church ministry. The Diocese of Georgia provides opportunities for seminary students to serve in one of Savannah’s Episcopal parishes while living in a praying community. Summer interns follow the same common Rule of Life as August-April Interns, but follow a compressed version of the program so they can get the Columba House experience between semesters at school.
Our mission of holy unity and discipleship is carried out through worship, study, and work in the Columba House and surrounding neighborhood. In order to become the next generation of lay and ordained church leaders, Interns share a common, balanced schedule with daily worship, meals, work and free time; weekly discipleship and leadership training and neighborhood events; and semi-annual retreats. These elements of the program ensure that Interns have the tools they need to live as mature, evangelistic Christians grounded in the catholic faith expressed by the Episcopal Church.
Columba House is a ministry program of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia