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A semester in the life of a church

When Eliezer Roque-Cisneros spent fall 2016 as an intern at the Palisade Adventist Church in western Colorado, he realized the importance of reliance on God and relationships with people—including member Doreen Dewey. 

Read more about his experience as a pastoral intern.

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A semester in the life of a church

Ah yes, we’ve all heard it: “some things you just won’t learn in a classroom.” Those words never rang truer for me than this fall semester. While many of my friends returned to Union College for another semester of lectures and late night cramming, I was able to experience firsthand some of the joys (and woes) in the life of a pastor.

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