The intern position is designed to provide ministry experience, training, and insight to those with an interest in pursuing a career in ministry. The intern will receive valuable training, experience, and coaching along with an increased understanding of his/her ministry gifts and calling.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
All duties and responsibilities are aimed at helping the intern understand what it means to be a part of a discipleship first church.
• Debrief spiritual gifts inventory with leader to gain clarity and self-awareness regarding talents and calling.
• Meet weekly with leader to debrief assignments and growth opportunities. Submit to coaching and feedback and adapt behavior accordingly.
• Participate in all dept. and staff meetings as directed.
• Audit a church membership class and debrief with your ministry leader.
• Accompany a pastor on at least 2 hospital visits to be scheduled with Pastor of Senior Adults and Pastoral Care and debrief experience with ministry leader.
• Partner with ministry leadership to assist in performing a baptism as directed (including counseling).
• Partner with ministry leader to develop a leadership lesson. Lead and share the developed lesson with your ministry team.
• Help lead a ministry event including planning, scheduling, volunteer engagement, set-up/tear-down, debrief, etc.
• Actively participate in a small group focused on relational discipleship. Facilitate and lead one small group meeting.
• Attend the Global Leadership Summit and debrief key lessons with your ministry team.
• Meet with respective LT member and HR at least once monthly to debrief intern experience.
• Submit current photo and internship testimonial to HR by end of last day.
Ministry specific duties and responsibilities:
• Rotate through different ministries within the NextGen team as scheduled to gain an understanding of all age groups.
• Participate as directed in ministry programming and attend worship weekly.
• Be available to work a modified work schedule as necessary.
• Primary hours: Sunday 8am-11am; Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Hours may be adjusted as needed but generally will not exceed 29 hours/week.
• Attend Summer Camps as a leader (Students and Kids)
Qualifications: Education & Experience
• You are a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ.
• You have completed your freshman year in college and are pursuing a ministry related degree.
• You have the equivalent of at least 1 year of volunteer experience in a church/ministry environment.
• You are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
• You agree with and act in accordance with TheMET Church beliefs.
• Serving: You have a heart to serve, you anticipate needs and meet them with humility and compassion.
• Communication: You speak and write effectively, using appropriate convention and communication channels based on the situation; you actively listen to others, ask questions to verify understanding, and you use tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.
• Discretion: You handle personal or confidential information with integrity and respect for those involved.
• Flexibility: You respond positively and adapt to changing priorities and ministry directives.
• Collaboration and Partnership: You share key information with others involved in a project or effort. You follow the biblical model for resolving conflict in accordance with Matthew 18.
• Managing Work: You are methodical and efficient in structuring and completing tasks.
You are self-motivated and show initiative.
• Quality: You set high standards for your work and ensure quality and accuracy in every aspect of work performed.
• Coachable: You are able to receive constructive feedback and coaching from leaders and peers without being defensive. You promptly modify behavior to meet expectations.
• Maturity: You are able to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand. You are able to put the needs of the ministry above your personal needs.
• Accountability: You take personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations. You take responsibility and ownership for your own personal spiritual development.
• Responsibility: You are able to meet commitments you’ve made to others, acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of an administrative/office nature in a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting. Typical schedule is Monday – Thursday from 9am-4pm and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Hours may be adjusted as needed but generally will not exceed 29 hours per week.