WHAT IS THE WATKINSVILLE INTERNSHIP?
The Watkinsville Internship is an immersive ministry leadership program specially structured to help interns grow in spiritual leadership and service to the local church. Interns will have access to receive a unique gospel-centered discipleship opportunity by working closely with staff, church members, and fellow interns to gain a deeper look at a local body of believers, experience in ministry, and opportunities to engage in WFBC’s mission of glorifying God through making wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ.
WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE INTERNSHIP?
Our church desires for college students to do what you’re good at for the glory of God somewhere strategic for the mission of God. Our internship is made so that those who are exploring a call to ministry and those who believe they will go to the mainstream marketplace. Both groups are vital to carrying out to mission of making disciples throughout the world.
WHEN DOES THE INTERNSHIP BEGIN?
The Internship starts in August 2019 and ends in May 2020. Applications will be accepted beginning in January until all positions are filled. All applicants will be contacted and interviewed soon after submitting an application.
MISSION OF INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: HEAD, HEART, HANDS
““AND HE SAID TO HIM, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. THIS IS THE GREAT AND FIRST COMMANDMENT. AND A SECOND IS LIKE IT: YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF.’” MATTHEW 22:37-39”
We strive to make wholehearted followers of Jesus Christ by equipping young leaders through the internship experience. As leaders in ministry, our desire will be to love the Lord our God with ALL of our heart, soul, and mind and love our neighbors (Matthew 22:37-39). That’s our goal for the internship. We will provide leadership development, coaching, training, and ministry projects in order for each intern to gain experience in the local church and be sent out with a greater love for Jesus, love for the lost, and a love for the local church.
OVERVIEW OF OPPORTUNITIES:
Access to leaders and the behind the scenes of ministry
Grow to love the local church
Gain access to church leadership and resources
Receive opportunities and responsibility to lead
Find community with fellow believers
Develop humility through service
Love Jesus more
An intern at Watkinsville First Baptist will commit to serving 4-10 hours per week, serve the church with a thankful and generous heart, and according to each intern’s gifts, skills, and experiences he/she will be assigned to a specific area of ministry and pastor/director. In this area of ministry the intern will report to his/her supervisor weekly. The intern and supervisor will meet on a regular basis for coaching, training, ministry projects, etc. All interns will also meet weekly on Monday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 for intern training. The direct authority for each intern will be the Intern Director for all big picture intern responsibilities. The Intern Director has the final authority on the internship experience and job responsibilities.
Gives evidence of consistent and growing devotional life to Christ
Displays a great attitude
Support the overall vision and direction of the church
Attend intern retreat at the beginning of the year
Participate in the evaluation process
Be flexible and prepared at all times to do tasks that support the ministry of the church
Participate in intern trainings by: discussing book content, praying for other interns, and growing together spiritually
Respect and submit to the authority of the supervisors/pastors and the Intern Director
INTERESTED IN APPLYING: Please fill out the application.
If you have any questions please, email Brad Kinney, firstname.lastname@example.org