transforming culture-users into culture-makers

We exist to create Image-Centered design solutions for problems of the world to further the Kingdom.

Who We Are

Created in God’s Image, freed by Christ’s saving work, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, humans are endowed with creativity, intelligence, and intrinsic motivation to thrive.  The Coral Ridge Internship and Residency is designed to help our interns maximize these aspects of their nature and apply them to various disciplines, making ministry not only the work of the local church, but the work of the universal Church.

An experience you will never forget.

We Do

Interns and Residents at Coral Ridge gain practical tools and hands-on experience through guided design practice in order to plan and execute effective ministries that achieve long-term goals.  They serve in various ministries both within and outside the church, travel worldwide on short-term missions, and build lasting relationships.

Coral Ridge Internship

The Coral Ridge Internship allows interns to develop theories and implement methods that drive Outcome-Based Ministry through a program called Cultivate.


Interns work as a team to design and execute programs for children, women, men, music, and the vulnerable in our community.  In this way, interns learn about love, grace, and justice while producing successful outcomes through careful research, design, and the Cultivate program.  At the end of the summer, interns walk away having created lasting programs and events that will grow the Kingdom for the work of Christ.

Coral Ridge Residency

Young men and women in the Coral Ridge Residency have the option to pursue the Certificate of Biblical Studies for one year, or they can achieve a Master’s of Applied Theology or Master’s of Divinity as part of a three-year program. These programs will be completed at Knox Theological Seminary at a 75% tuition reduction for residents in the program.


Along with completing a seminary degree, interns serve as part of the Coral Ridge Internship Program to earn practical ministry experience. Residents will work with teams to design and implement programs and projects that further God’s Kingdom in a variety of ways.

Where We Are

Hosted at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, the Coral Ridge Internship is in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, FL, just minutes from the beach.  By day, Coral Ridge Interns are changing lives and impacting communities through ministry design. By night and weekends, they are relaxing on the beach, enjoying Disney World, travelling to Miami, exploring the Everglades, or adventuring on the Atlantic Ocean.  There is a world of adventure to be found in South Florida.


  • Places

    • Disney World - Orlando is a 2.5 hour drive away!
    • Wynwood Walls Miami
    • Downtown Fort Lauderdale – the food alone will change your life
    • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
    • The Everglades – Alligators (need we say more?)
    • Saw Grass Mills Mall – GIANT outlet mall coupled with Barbie Dream House, Lego Land, and the Rainforest Café
    • FATvillage Arts District
    • Lion Country Safari - Home to over 900 animals
    • Marlins Park - Miami Marlins Stadium
    • The Manatee Lagoon - because sea cows
    • Beaches on beaches on beaches – Complete with all sorts of water sports (Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Diving, Speedboating, Surfing, and more!)
  • Java Trip

    • Warsaw Coffee Company
    • The Alchemist
    • Brew Urban Café
    • Switchbox
    • The Grind Coffee Project
    • Sip Java Co.
    • Undergrounds Coffeehaus
    • Stache Drinking Den & Coffee Bar
    • Ann's Florist & Coffee Bar
  • Gotta Eat?

    • Funky Buddha Brewery
    • Tijuana Flats
    • 15th Street Fisheries - feed the tarpons!
    • Greek Spice Grill
    • Aruba’s Beach Café
    • Mai Kai
    • The Brass Tap
    • Mellow Mushroom
    • The O-B House
    • Shuck n’ Dive
    • Jaxson’s
    • Gilbert’s 17th St Grill
    • Tee Jay Thai Sushi
    • Sushi Rock Café
    • La Bonne Crepe
  • Treats

    • Wilton Creamery
    • Sloan’s Luxury Ice Cream Parlor
    • Kilwin’s
    • Cocoyogurt
    • Chill'N Nitrogen Ice Cream
    • Dandee Donuts
    • Yonutz
    • Mojo Donuts
    • Sweeter Days Bake Shop



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