Students have come from colleges and universities all over the United States to participate in the True North Academy. And whether our interns go on to work in ministry or outside the church, their summer at True North Academy shapes them as a Christian and a leader. Hear from a few True North alumni here...

"Along with being both fun and challenging, the Academy served as a great launching pad into my professional career. I'll always remember the fun outings, new experiences and awesome group we had. It was definitely a blessing to be a part of True North!” - Ashley Niro, Communications Intern

"I miss Northland more than anything ever! I connected well with the process and the layout of the church. I will never forget my summer as a True North intern!" - Garrett Romine, Worship Intern

"True North Academy genuinely changed my life; I walked away with a newfound passion for ministry, a new outlook on the Church and the church, new, real, and lasting friendships, and a new definition of the word community. I learned what it means to be a Christian and how that should invade 100% of my life, not just my ministry." - Jessica Strenth, Worship Intern

“I had the greatest experience with True North! The people were hands down the best part of my time there. They helped me understand more about myself and left a lasting impact on me in the way I understand the church as a family.” - Jenna Blankespoor, Inter-departmental Intern


Colleges and Universities represented in the True North Academy:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Asbury College
  • Beacon College
  • Belmont University
  • California Baptist University
  • Cedarville University
  • Columbia University
  • Clearwater Christian College
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida State University
  • Full Sail University
  • Fullerton College
  • Hope College
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Nyack College
  • Palm Beach Atlantic
  • Rollins College
  • Seminole State College
  • Taylor University
  • Trinity Baptist College
  • Trinity International University
  • Union University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Mobile
  • Valencia College
  • Visible Music College