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about our program

Have you ever thought of a career in campus ministry? Do you want to be equipped to be a minister where ever God leads you after college?

Consider our CMIT (campus missionary in training program) — a ten month internship training experience designed to equip you for the next steps into campus ministry, discern your vocational calling into ministry, and provide you the opportunity to render service to the work of the Lord for a school year.

Yale University was founded in 1701 with the motto “Lux et Veritas” (light and truth). It consistently ranks among the top 3 universities in the nation and within the top 12 globally. Five former Presidents and 4 current Supreme Court Justices all graduated from Yale. Your leadership and ministry skills, theological understanding and character will flourish within this unique and challenging environment. The 6,000 undergraduate students live in 14 colleges in the heart of New Haven, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in New England.

Yale XA offers the only CMIT program on an Ivy League campus. Interns will experience their apologetic being sharpened and a broadening of their evangelistic potential within a post-Christian elite culture. YXA is an ethnically rich community which provides cross-cultural ministry to future world changers. Our goal is to offer the best preparation needed to launch interns into future leadership on campuses across New England and around the world.

It is our dream to develop CMITs who can become the next generation of Christian missionaries, pastors, and marketplace leaders. We desire to see CMITs graduate from our program and become Chi Alpha Directors and staff at one of the hundreds of unreached campuses in New England or become a foreign missionary who has been well-trained to enter a new cultural context. Missionaries moving to Europe without previous campus ministry experience would benefit from our program.

As a CMIT, you will work alongside our staff team in campus outreach, small group discipleship, and sharing Christ’s love to our University through community and service. It is much like an apprenticeship in which ministry skills are learned under the supervision of an experienced campus ministry staff person. Your training experience will include academics, experiences, and character development.

ACADEMICS: You will meet regularly as a CMIT class with our staff team for classes in Theology, Biblical Studies, and various topics relevant to the campus pastor including preaching, cultural relevance, missions, conflict management and others.

EXPERIENCES: As a CMIT, the majority of your training will involve the day to day “work of the ministry,” covering the full spectrum of responsibilities preparing you for a future in campus ministry, overseas missions, or church ministry. From event planning, administrative/logistics, set up/tear down, running weekly services to small group discipleship, relational evangelism, and pastoral care, you will have the opportunity to develop these skills hands on with the supervision of our leadership team.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: The internship year is a great opportunity to grow and stretch, and to allow God to refine your character as you work and learn. Staff pastors will be with you every step of the way on your journey to whatever the Lord is calling you to do next.

The application for the 2020-2021 school year will soon become available online.


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