INTERNS

Do you feel a potential calling to ministry in your life? The Summit View Church Internship Program provides interns with hands-on ministry experience, as well as intensive leadership training and development. 

Applications must be received by September 2, 2021. 

Purpose

Summit View’s Internship program helps individuals develop their calling through experience, education, and exposure. The internship is designed for college-aged students pursuing full-time ministry. However, the program is not limited to this type of applicant. 

Mission

  • Expose accepted interns to the variety of experiences associated with ministry.
  • Educate interns on the foundations of spiritual leadership and logistical administration.
  • Evaluate intern experience periodically to ensure calling and spiritual gifts for ministry are achieved.
  • Create a well-rounded experience exposing the joys, triumphs, challenges, and opportunities of service in full-time ministry.
  • Prepare interns for potential full-time ministry following the internship, or clarity on vocational calling.

FAQs

What to Expect from SVC

• A workplace equipped with appropriate tools: Office space dedicated to interns, Microsoft Office, and any additional software required for your focus.
• Clear communication about expectations and progress, including mid-year and final evaluations.
• Prepared and enthusiastic training by leadership.
• High access to your mentor.
• High visibility to the church body as a contributing team member.

Important Dates

• September 2 Due date for Internship Application and References
• September 3-4 Applications Reviewed and Interviews Scheduled
• September 6-8 Interviews
• September 8 Interns are announced
• September 11 Orientation 
• September 12 Interns Commissioning
• October 14-15 Internship Retreat

Qualifications

• Committed Christians who have been water baptized and who are currently active in church ministry.
• Strong recommendation from the pastor you are currently serving under.
• Reliable transportation
• Healthy devotional life.
• A sense of call to full or part-time ministry.
• 18 years old and a High School diploma or equivalent.

Benefits

• Hands-on experience serving in one of the most creative and effective ministry contexts in the county.
• Working within a group of your peers.
• In-depth leadership training by the pastoral staff.
• Accountability and one-on-one mentorship with a Summit View staff member.
• Character development.
• Growth and development in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
• Developmental and recreational shared experiences throughout the year.

Expectations

• Commitment of ten months, September through June.
• A 10-hour workweek.
• Personal devotions.
• Attendance at Summit View Church.
• Complete monthly requirements established by overseeing Pastor or Director.
• Agreement with the Summit View Church doctrinal belief statements.

Ministry Departments Hosting Interns
• Children’s Ministry
• Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)
• High School (9th – 12th Grade)
• Communications
• Production
• Worship
• Discipleship
Responsibilities

Each intern will work 10 hours per week. The listed responsibilities below will govern, but not limit, an intern’s time during the work week.

1. Attend the Intern Orientation Retreat
2. In-class time (Two hours/monthly)
a. Interns will grow through the use of in-class lecture time. These classes will be taught by SVC staff. Content for these classes will pertain to general ministry development, professionalism, or growth in one’s theological understanding.
3. Meet with your mentor/Mentor assigned objectives (3 hrs/wk)
a. Based on the intern’s area of interest, each intern will have one mentor they will be assigned to. The mentor will give guidance in ministry-specific competencies as well as a regular check in regarding four-fold health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
4. Actively attend and serve on Sunday (2.5 hrs/wk)
a. At SVC, the saints gather together on Sunday morning. One of the hardest things for someone in full-time ministry is to be both a member and an employee during Sunday service. We want to help interns navigate the balance of both being present with God and present with the body of Christ.
5. Attend a conference (TBD) (48 hours)
a. We believe that it takes multiple voices in the life of an individual. Christ’s family is best reflected in diversity. Throughout the year, there will be one conference that the Interns attend as a group.
6. Final Internship Evaluation

QUESTIONS?

Rob Williams, Internship Director
(360) 260-8300
robwilliams@summitview.net