Experience, grow, and learn how to move in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The internship program is a for students who have already completed the 1st and 2nd year requirements. The internship is a more intensive, first hand learning experience where students get practical instruction on various areas of the ministry & local church.
This internship is a formational experience in church leadership. Challenge yourself with the reality of who God is in your life and what He wants to do in and through you. This exponential period of growth will be difficult at times but so rewarding and is something you will always look back on as a pivotal spiritual moment in your ministry journey.
Why internship is vital for ministry growth:
Doing full-time ministry is a lot different than serving before or as volunteer. We are all called to serve; however, full-time ministry is certainly not for everyone. An internship is a great way to see if you are on the right track. We all know a classroom or a piece of paper can't qualify someone for ordination. This opportunity is a great way for a pastor to understand and receive God's word to confirm your calling into full time ministry. Seeing you "first be tested" (1 Timothy 3:10) is very biblical and this is usually when the lead pastor observes and feels led by the Holy Spirit to ordain you into ministry.
You will gain vital experience that you will never get in a classroom. Just like in the corporate world, internships give you access to hands-on experience working alongside people who have been doing it for years. Hands on ministry is the only way to experience the Holy Spirit flowing through you. As you serve next to someone that has walked the path many times before and understands just how the anointing works, you will learn just what it means to be led by the Holy Spirit.