Internship

10 Essential Ingredients for Running an Effective Small Church Internship

Many churches want to start an internship ministry because they need help and want free labor.

But there’s no such thing as free labor. An internship will cost your church a great deal of time, energy, money and other resources. In fact, it is likely to cost you more than it will pay you back – at least in the short run.

There’s only one good reason for a church to start an internship ministry. Because you want to invest in the next generation of ministers.

10 Steps to Get an Internship Ministry Started In a Small Church

Interning at a church is one of the best ways to prepare for pastoral ministry. Or to determine that pastoral ministry is not your calling (a distinction that is essential to know – and the sooner, the better.)

It’s also a wonderful opportunity for a church to expand its ministry outreach by participating in training the next generation of church leaders.

The first challenge is starting your program. Specifically, how do you get your first intern?

7 Reasons to Consider a Small Church Internship

Church internships are great. For the church and for the intern.

If they’re done right (yes, that’s a big “if”), they can confirm or define a call to ministry, provide real-life experience to enhance classroom learning and bless a local church.

If you’re a pastor who thinks you can’t run an internship program because your church is small, think again.

And if you’re a college student or high school senior considering a church internship, a small church may be your best option.

7 Reasons to Consider Interning at a Small Church

Church internships are great. For the church and for the intern. If they’re done right (yes, that’s a big “if”), they can confirm or define a call to ministry, provide real-life experience to enhance classroom learning and bless a local church. If you’re a pastor who thinks you can’t run an internship program because your church …

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