About Intro to IHOPKC

The Holy Spirit is raising up a generation who love God with all their hearts, minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, and impact others. It is not enough to simply hear the call. The “yes” in the heart must be combined with real preparation for this great journey—through practical instruction, personal encounter, and spiritual impartation.

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An Internship for all ages and families

Intro to IHOPKC is a full-time internship program that encourages individuals into a lifetime of prayer and friendship with Jesus. This program is designed as a time of consecration, encounter, and missions through prayer. Many have rebuilt their spiritual foundations in this program through a season of encounter and equipping, for a deeper life in prayer and confidence in the love of God. We welcome single and married applicants of all ages. While each internship has a distinctive age group, length, and schedule, they all share the same core training components.

Program Details

Upcoming Dates
September 5–December 1, 2023
January 9–April 4, 2024
May 7–August 1, 2024
September 10–December 5, 2024


We welcome individuals and families of all ages, both domestic and international.


One 3-month track.

Interns who successfully complete the Intro to IHOPKC internship may apply to join our 4 week IHOPKC Staff Entry Program or IHOPU (Successful completion of Intro to IHOPKC meets 10 credits out of 16 required for the first semester of IHOPU).


Our Children’s Equipping Center (CEC) imparts the same values and experiences to the smaller saints at an age-appropriate level through daily worship, fun activities, Bible lessons, and hands-on prayer room ministry opportunities. Tracks run concurrently with most adult sessions and are taught by passionate staff who desire to see the younger generation filled with the knowledge of God.

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$1,350 per track

International fee: $250 additional one-time admin fee for international applicants

All tuition is due by the first day of orientation. Cost covers all internship classes and activities, but does not include housing or food.

Cost Includes

All internship teaching, and activities; interns are responsible for their travel, food, and housing.

Adam Anderson

Intro to IHOPKC Internship

Meet the Director

“Our family came to IHOPKC in the fall of 2012. Our plan, at the time, was to complete the Intro to IHOPKC internship and return to the mission field, but God had other plans. During our time in Intro, God completely changed my perspective of who He was and what it meant to engage Him in prayer. I always viewed prayer as a duty rather than a place to touch the heart of God and be touched by God. It was in the prayer room that God changed me. Our main desire for interns is that they would encounter the heart of God in the place of intercession. That God would knit their hearts to His heart for prayer, worship, Israel, the nations, and His bride (the church). My main objective for the internship is to help strengthen and equip the saints for their eternal calling as a kingdom of priests, therefore, growing and establish night & day prayer.” –Adam

Frequently asked questions

  • Although Intro does serve as one of IHOPKC’s missionary staff training programs, it is also for those who don’t feel called to join our staff. Intro is for anyone who wants to experience a consecrated season with God in a 24/7 house of prayer environment with other fiery believers. Some join Intro to serve as “short-term” intercessory missionaries while others come to “get as much as they can from the Lord” and return to their local church or house of prayer communities. Each intern has very personal reasons why they come to do Intro, but one thing is for sure, God is drawing people from all nations and setting them on the wall of intercession!

  • The main training aspect of our internship is in the ministry of prayer. In addition, you will receive varying degrees of training in areas such as studying the Bible and hearing the voice of God.

  • Intro interns will have weekly reading assignments and group discussions based on the weekly reading, but there is no formal homework or exams.

  • For further information on tracks for children ages 1–12, please contact cec@ihopkc.org or (816) 763-0200 x.2525.

  • At this time, we are unable to care for babies younger than one year old. Children below this age must be in the care of their parent(s) and are certainly welcome to be in class where and when appropriate. If you have any questions about this, contact intro@ihopkc.org.

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