WHAT IS THECHURCH INTERNSHIP?
theChurch Internship is designed to help you take the next step in your life as a leader, as a creative, and as a disciple of Christ. Maybe you are a senior in high school, just graduated from high school, a college student or you are unsure as to a college or career path and you are looking for training and experience to help push you forward. That’s what we are here for. Over the course of your term with us, you will benefit in the following ways:
• You will have the opportunity to be trained, mentored, and stretched to become an empowered and effective leader both in your personal life and in the church.
• You will have the opportunity to be stretched to think creatively as a problem-solver in whatever area you are interning.
• You will have the opportunity to learn to work with and manage your time, deadlines, and resources in an efficient manner.
• You will have the opportunity to strengthen your walk with God through spiritual development so that you can be a knowledgeable, devoted, and passionate follower of Christ.
WHAT IS OUR VISION AND MISSION?
To raise up transformational leaders to build and expand God’s Kingdom through theChurch.
Becoming a fully activated person in Spirit, Soul and Body will equip you to discover your identity, live your purpose and experience your destiny.
WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?
You must be a Senior in high school or older to be in the Senior Pastor’s 9-month Internship. Our 6-week Summer Internship is for students aged 16-21.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE INTERNSHIP?
The benefit of interning at theChurch is that you will be working in a highly technological and design-centered environment with state-of-the-art equipment alongside seasoned professionals. Just being around the combined knowledge and creativity of our team will rub off on you, but actually getting firsthand experience with our equipment and facilities will be invaluable to you as you take your next step. You won’t be here to just stand in the shadows and watch – we want you to be a part of the ministry here and gain the experience and training that you’re
HOW LONG WILL MY INTERNSHIP LAST?
The 9-month Internship will begin in August and end in June and will include holiday breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
ARE THERE ANY EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS?
No, but experience with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Flash CS3, Adobe After Effects CS3, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and website is beneficial, willing to learn the church’s database program, Fellowship One.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK WILL I BE INTERNING?
For the 9-month Internship, classes meet every Monday at 7pm. Attend a service and serve a service on weekends. For big events or special projects, we put in extra hours as needed.
The 9-month Internship program with the Senior Pastor is a volunteer commitment to Monday nights from August until June from 7-8:30pm, leading in the ministry on weekends and special events.
Two-week limit for absences.
IS A MARRIED PERSON ELIGIBLE?
Absolutely! Whether you are single or married, Internship is for you.
WILL I GET A JOB AT THECHURCH AFTER MY TERM ENDS?
That is not going to be the case for most of our Internship participants, but there certainly may be those who excel and who fit a needed position at the end of their term. Our goal is to train and develop you as a next step towards wherever God leads you in your life, not necessarily to recruit and hire new employees of theChurch.
WHAT IS THE COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE 9-MONTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
Understanding Discipline, Understanding Leadership, Understanding Identity, Understanding Purpose, and Understanding Covenant. During and after each course of study, a summary paper will be due including what you learned from that particular subject.
Commit to serve the vision, mission and statement of faith of theChurch and Senior Pastor for a period no less than one year after completing the Internship class. Commit to serve with integrity and passion. Commit to tithing 10% of your income. Commit to attending
all-church prayer monthly. Commit to being a part of Student Ministries/College/Young Adult Small Group.
You will be required to serve in an area of ministry and worship in a service. Interns are asked to sit up front during worship. Weekly reports and completed message outlines are to be submitted each week.
Leadership requires us to dress on a professional level.
Attire should be: Casual/Modern/Contemporary
Collared shirts, nice slacks/jeans, skirts & dresses, modest dress shorts and tailored t-shirts.