Serve in church while studying at a bible college
Internships provide real world experience to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter ministry. The primary focus is getting some on-the-job training and taking what’s learned and applying it to their future roles. The exposure helps them determine if they have a genuine interest in the field. Internships are also an excellent way to begin building those all-important connections that are invaluable in developing and maintaining a strong ministry network for the future.
At Northcross we offer the opportunity to intern at the church if you’re a potential pastor or ministry worker. Interns serve for a fixed, limited period of time and are usually tertiary students. They can last for 6 months, 12 months, or a maximum of 3 years if you’re studying for a Bachelors degree.
Where do interns come from?
Interns are generally (but not exclusively for) people who attend Northcross Church. However, internship interest is also expressed due to recommendations from
Pathways Bible College & Mission and Laidlaw College
What process/criteria do we have in place?
Internships are made known church-wide through various communication platforms, and particularly to youth who are about to graduate high school. Those who express interest will be asked to provide a CV or profile, and then invited to have a brief catch-up/interview with our Ministry Director who links them up with the ministry that fits them best. We’ll often check in with the intern’s referees, and then link them up with a mentor, and invite them to be part of a core leadership team.
What do interns offer the church?
- Ministry support (per week)
- Pathways: 15 hours (1st year) and 18 hours (2nd year)
- Laidlaw: 8-10 hours
- Carey: Course depending
- Diverse skills, talents & abilities
What do we offer in return?
- Mentor support
- Ministry opportunities & supervision
- Relevant training
- Office space
- Use of resources (books, printing…)
- Expertise from existing staff
What do we expect from interns?
- Prioritise spiritual growth outside of academic study (eg. participate in church services and are committed to a lifegroup)
- Attend set ministry meetings & events
- Be available for required mentoring
- Compete a weekly timesheet
- Serve in at least one main ministry
- They have been baptised, or are prepared to be baptised prior to commencing their internship
If you’d like more information, or thinking about exploring an internship with us, feel free to get in touch with Debbie at [email protected]