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. If you are unsure what path to take and you are looking for training and experience to help push you forward that’s what we are here for.
These classes focus on covenant leadership that will prepare you for every facet of life whether you serve in ministry in the local church, in outreach, or desire to become a pastor, teacher, or leader in your community. In this class you will experience life transformation that will enhance and sharpen your skills and abilities in these areas.
Over the course of your time with us, you will benefit in the following ways:
- You will study – Discipline, Identity, Leadership, Purpose, Covenant, Kingdom Discipleship.
- 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 theChurch. You will experience classroom and hands-on practical experience in areas of ministry.
- You will have the opportunity 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, and resources in an efficient manner. You will be held to a high standard of leadership, integrity, and character.
- You will have the opportunity to strengthen your walk with God through spiritual development so that you can be a knowledgeable, devoted, and passionate disciple of Christ.
As we explore the potential of “Covenant Life” you will be challenged to become a covenant person. Covenant living is life at its absolute best. When you live in covenant with God and with others you experience and enjoy to the full your God-ordained purpose.
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.
Reach To reach people far from God both locally and globally.
Teach To teach people the transformational way of Jesus.
Train To train people to impact every arena of their life to prepare disciples to fulfill their purpose.
Release To release people to fulfill their God-given destiny through the ministries of theChurch.
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 will be a part of the ministry and gain experience and training.
HOW LONG WILL MY INTERNSHIP LAST?
The 9-month Internship begins September and goes through June and will include holiday breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Upon graduation, you will become an Intern at theChurch in the area you are called to for a minimum of one year.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
Your application is due no later than the last week of August, prior to September start in order to schedule an Interview with the Senior Pastor and enabling us to process all applications.
Two-week limit for excused absences required.
WILL I BE ON MY OWN?
You will be given responsibility as needed and regardless of what level of leadership you are, you will be working alongside our team.
IS A MARRIED PERSON ELIGIBLE?
Whether you are single or married, Internship is for you.
WHAT IS THE COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
Discipline, Identity, Leadership, Purpose, and Covenant. During and after each course of study, a summary paper will be due on what you have comprehended from that particular subject.
Commit to serve the vision, mission and agree to the statement of faith of theChurch and Senior Pastor during the Internship training and for a period no less than one year after completing the Internship studies. Commit to abide by the Leadership Honor Code, commit to serve with integrity and passion, commit to tithing 10% of your income, and commit to attending all-church prayer monthly.
You will be required to serve a service and worship a service each weekend during Internship and a minimum of one year after completing Internship. Internship participants are asked to sit up front during worship and take notes on the message outlines. Weekly reports and completed weekend message outlines are to be submitted each week. If you are accepted into the program, we ask that you only involve yourself totally into this study and not be involved in any other studies outside the ministry of theChurch.
Bring your Bible and notebooks to class each week. Study the previous week’s lesson notes during the week. Go over the previous week’s lesson notes again during the week. Commit to reading the Bible daily, especially the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and pray daily.
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.