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 2013-14 term 9-month Internship will begin in August, 2013 and end in June, 2014 and will include holiday breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Summer Internship will begin June 17th and end August 2nd, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-4pm. You can choose which days are better for you.
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?
The last day to turn in your application is June 14th for Summer Internship and August 16th for the 9-month Program with the Senior Pastor, which leaves us time to process all applications.
HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK WILL I BE INTERNING?
Our average work week for Summer Interns is Mondays off, Tuesday-Friday, 10-4, which also includes serving a weekend service and attending a weekend service, and other special events. For big events or special projects, we put in extra hours as needed.
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 7-9pm, leading in the ministry on weekends and special events.
Two-week limit for absences.
DO WE GET PAID?
This is optional for the Summer Internship. If you would like to raise money from relatives, friends, business associates for your Internship, they would need to make their tax deductible donations to theChurch and specify that the money is for your income.
The funds will be divided up and given to you weekly. The Summer Internship can also be a volunteer internship program. Interns are not employees or independent contractors. No wages, insurance, or other compensatory benefits will be provided.
CAN I WORK AN OUTSIDE PART-TIME JOB?
Yes. In most cases you will be able to have a part-time job and participate in Internship.
WILL I BE ON MY OWN?
You will be given responsibility as we see fit, but regardless of what level of leadership you are, you will be working right alongside our team. Our staff members will be there to mentor and train you along the way, so you’ll get the best of both worlds working independently and on a team!
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.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP/9-MONTH INTERNSHIP COMMITMENT:
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.