For Ministries

SOUL wants to partner with organizations in the city of Memphis who have the desire to impact youth in neighborhoods that are forgotten, marginalized, or otherwise underserved.

If your organization is interested in funding through SOUL, please fill out and send a letter of introduction to Ken Bennett:


SOUL for the City
Attn. Ken Bennett
P.O. Box 41251
Memphis, TN 38174

For Prospective Fellows

A significant piece of the mission of SOUL is to recommend young, talented leaders to organizations who have the desire to impact youth in underserved areas for the sake of the Gospel. As a SOUL Fellow you will not only be employed with one of our partner ministries but will also participate in our SOUL Training Program designed to build healthy Christian community among youth workers in Memphis while learning how to affectively serve the youth of our city.

We collaborate with our partners to provide them with a diverse pool of candidates to consider for open positions. If you are interested in a possible recommendation from SOUL, the first step is to fill out the application below.

Your placement in our training program is contingent upon a position secured with our partner organizations.

For further questions about the process, please refer to the FAQ section below or email Ruth Abigail Smith with any questions concerning this process.

Fellow Application

Click here to access the SOUL Fellow Application.


Will this guarantee me a job?
No. This is an opportunity to enter into a pool of applicants for our ministry partners to reach out to for open positions.
When is the deadline to apply?
We will accept applications through June 15th.
What does it mean to be a SOUL Fellow?
SOUL Fellows are full time youth workers who serve in under-resourced communities. They are employed by either a para-church ministry or a church and participate in a two training program covering the all aspects of youth ministry in underserved areas.
Do I need to be licensed or ordained?
No, you do not need to be licensed or ordained to become a SOUL Fellow.
Would work be full time? 
Yes, as a SOUL Fellow, you would work full time at one of our partner ministries.
Do I need to sign a statement of faith? 
Yes. We require that you read and sign the statement of faith that is a part of our application.
What happens if I don’t get connected to an organization?
Should you not get connected to an organization in time to participate in our SOUL program, we will still keep your resume on file until the end of the calendar year. If our partner ministries have open positions during that time, we will look to connect you them.

For Prospective Interns

SOUL wants to provide young leaders with an opportunity to learn the basic elements and philosophies of Gospel-Centered evangelism.
Interns will be placed at an organization to work alongside an experienced outreach worker. Interns will participate in community contact work, planning and implementing outreach clubs, and assisting with youth discipleship programs.


Internship Application

Click here to access the SOUL Internship Application.