Congregational Internship: Faith Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge GA
Timeframe: Summer 2018
Description: Faith Presbyterian Church is the only PC(USA) Congregation located in Fannin County, GA. Chartered in 2004 we are a growing, dynamic congregation serving our neighbors in Fannin County and beyond. One of the tag lines that we use and mean is that at Faith “All are ALWAYS welcome!” Faith currently worships in a leased “storefront” space in the vibrant downtown of Blue Ridge, and has recently begun developing plans for its first church building. Over the last four years membership has almost doubled to 117 members and weekly worship attendance is 76. The members and friends of Faith are active and engaged in the life of the church, and most bring many years of faith and church experience.
Our Summer program includes weekly worship Services, Adult VBS, extensive participation in the Summer Feeding Program (Seamless Summer) and outreach to the many visitors who come to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.
The Pastoral Intern can anticipate extensive hands-on leadership experience in all aspects of ministry including worship leadership, pastoral care, administration and community outreach. We would be intrigued to learn of the interests and gifts of potential candidates and would look to find ways for them to share their gifts and work on relevant projects and areas of ministry. Pastor Jim Simpson, is himself a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min, 2000) and has 30 years Pastoral and supervisory experience in Scotland and the USA.
Salary etc. will be in accord with the requirements of SM510 with the addition of rent-free use of an attractive log cabin located in this leisure/resort community (fees for utilities and internet will be collected)
Interested students should contact Rev. Dr. Jim Simpson, Jim.Simpson@tds.net
Young Adult Ministry Internship: First Baptist Roswell
Timeframe: full year 2018-2019
Description: First Baptist Roswell seeks a current student or recent graduate of Seminary with a desire to build community for young adults (college students and young professionals in their 20s and early 30s)
• Dreaming and creating a ministry for our current college students and young professionals, including something for Sunday mornings, Bible study, and group outings.
• Choosing curriculum and leading an in depth Bible study.
• Finding creative ways to get the word out to the community.
• Consulting with current college students and young professionals about what they need.
• Participating in worship leadership on Sunday mornings.
This is a 10-15-hour position. Stipend negotiable.
Interested students should contact Rev. Jessica Asbell, email@example.com
Chaplaincy Internship: The Village at Summerville, Presbyterian Communities of SC
Timeframe: Summer 2018
Description: The Pastoral Intern would have opportunities to work within our community of about 275 residents and 200 staff in the capacity of a chaplain’s assistant (taking part in virtually every aspect of the chaplain’s work). This would include providing pastoral care to residents and staff, preaching, leading times of devotion, counseling, learning about charting, attending care plan meetings, making hospital visits, occasionally being involved in other church settings as desired and as opportunities present themselves. Because of the changes anticipated with the expansion of our campus, one project could involve the student in helping to develop a project related to this change and maintaining a sense of community as the new residents come to us. Because of the changing needs of these next years, with a large section of the population reaching retirement age, as well as health care changes at large, this promises to provide a meaningful learning and service opportunity for both student and community.
Interested students should contact Rev. Michael Achim Daffin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship: North Decatur Presbyterian Church (Summer Full-time)
Description: The Seminary Intern (summer, full-time) at North Decatur Presbyterian Church will take an active role in the pastoral ministry and leadership of the church in order to achieve their learning goals and attend to the identified needs of the congregation during the summer of 2018 during which the co-pastors’ are on sabbatical. Their primary focus will be on developing a rich worshipping life on Sundays, sustaining the evangelism and engagement efforts of the staff and lay leaders so that members and visitors feel connected to the church, and providing for growth in theological formation during the summer. They will work collaboratively with the staff and lay leadership and tend to internal and external communication needs to insure optimal involvement and connection of members to congregational life. They will give assistance with Justice Ministries and Pastoral Care as needed.
Interested Students should contact Rev. Beth Waltemath: email@example.com
Congregational Internship: North Decatur Presbyterian Church (Fall/Spring Concurrent)
Timeframe: Fall 2018-Spring 2018
Description: This is a generalized internship (12-15 hrs/week) during the academic year in a congregation that values theological formation. NDPC is a theologically and politically progressive congregation of 350 members with a history of inventive education models and creative worship. Interns will act as liturgists in our early communion services, participate in seasonal worship planning and preach (x2/year)
Interns will be asked to design and teach classes in our children, youth and adult programs as well as create and execute an independent project and/or focus on an area of ministry (mission,pastoral care, etc) that meets their learning goals.
Interested Students should contact Rev. Beth Waltemath: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp and Conference Internship: Mo-Ranch Assembly, Hunt TX
Timeframe: Full Year, May 2018-August 2019
Description: Summer Camp Chaplain and Summer Staff Coordinator. Nestled on 500 acres along the spring-fed Guadalupe River, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly is located in the heart of the beautiful Hill Country in Hunt, Texas. Mo-Ranch Assembly is seeking an intern to fill a unique, year-long position that spans both the summer camp season and the Fall and Spring. Primary responsibilities include overseeing and nurturing the worship life of the camp, training and supervising summer staff members, building relationships with guests, campers, and their families throughout the year, and acting as the point of contact and pastoral presence for Mo-Ranch Assembly. For more details, please see the attached position description.
Interested students should contact Rev. Dick Powell: email@example.com
Agency Internship: The Center, Baltimore Presbytery, Baltimore MD
Timeframe: Summer 2018
Description: Summer interns at The Center get to participate in the innovative response of a Presbytery that desires to have a Spirit-led, justice-oriented presence in the city. You will work with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds, and learn about the challenges facing any congregation that is willing to take the risk of making a long-term commitment to affecting change in its neighborhood.
You will join our summer staff in collaborative ministry, planning materials for worship, devotions and reflections, and evening programs ahead of a group’s arrival, leading groups as they serve in the community, and teaching programs that encourage participants to engage more deeply with the realities they encounter on site.
Interns must be willing to work flexible hours (including weekends and evenings), able to work independently, comfortable working in diverse communities, and able to lead bible studies, theological reflection, and worship. Interns must also have their own transportation.
Interested students should send a resume with three references and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position by February 2nd to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship in Youth Ministry: Montreat Camp and Conference Center Summer Staff, Montreat NC
Description: Montreat Conference Center is one of the three national conference centers of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We serve individuals of all faiths and nationalities seeking personal growth and spiritual enrichment. All summer staff positions are part of the Montreat Leadership Development Program, which is designed to encourage a team approach to the ministry that takes place at the Conference Center. The ministry of the Montreat summer staff will revolve around the following goals, each of which has two aspects. None are mutually exclusive, many are overlapping:
1. Worship: To serve as members of the MCC worship team that plans, leads, and coordinates
summer Sunday morning worship for the Montreat community; in addition, those taking this course
for parish-based supervised ministry will have an opportunity to strengthen their skills in preaching
2. Hospitality: To model Christian practices of hospitality toward the summer staff; to instill
practices of Christian hospitality among members of the Summer Staff.
3. Relationships: To nurture individual relationships with summer staff members; to invite them to
nurture healthy relationships with one another.
4. Pastoral Care: To provide pastoral care, nurture, and support to the Summer Staff; to create a
context in which they might care for one another.
5. Community Life: To contribute positively to the community life of the summer staff; to give them
opportunities to engage in healthy community life.
6. Christian Education: To work as part of a team to create and deliver developmentally-appropriate
devotions to children and youth in the Clubs day camp program; to encourage Clubs staff to nurture
children and youth in faith formation.
Christian Education Internship: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Stone Mountain GA
Timeframe: Fall / Spring
Purpose: To work with the Head of Staff and Christian Education Committee in planning and developing the Christian nurture and education of the church.
Accountability: Head of Staff and Christian Education Committee
Work Time Required: Up to 15 hours a week
1. To help resource and coordinate a vital, creative Christian nurture and education program.
2. To assist in identifying educational needs of all age groups in the church, delegating and resourcing, as appropriate.
3. To help build curricula and select resources for Sunday School classes, as needed.
4. To model good teaching methods through periodic teaching of Sunday School classes, as needed.
5. To serve as a resource person to the volunteers in the Christian nurture and education program.
6. To serve as the staff person on the Christian Nurture and Education Committee.
7. To plan, find speakers, and at times lead Wednesday night programs.
Interested students should contact Rev. Caleb Clarke with a resume: email@example.com
Agency Internship: Historic Rural Churches of Georgia
Timeframe: Spring (starting in January)
Description: HRCGA is recruiting for a Development Intern starting in January. The Development Intern would report to HRCGA’s two development consultants who have decades of experience in nonprofit fundraising and as a grants officer in a major Atlanta foundation. A $1,000 stipend is available for the internship.
Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Louise Milone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agency Internship: Presbyterian Office of Public Witness, Washington DC
Timeframe: part-time during the academic year or full-time 10 week summer fellowship
Description: The church believes that the formation of servant leaders is vital to our call to work for peace and justice in the world. Engage in the ministry of public witness, and take on political and social realities in the fast-paced environment of Washington, where faith meets the public square. Participate through:
Training and workshops
Protests and vigils
Meetings with government and religious leaders
Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to: email@example.com
Youth Ministry Internship: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Key West FL
Timeframe: Summer 2018 or Full year
Description: Trinity Presbyterian Church of Key West is seeking an intern to develop a youth group. Strong consideration will be given to candidates that can help develop a dance team and youth choir.
Interested students should contact Rev. Denise McLeod: Denisemcleod23@gmail.com
Agency Internship: Cherokee Presbytery (re)Creation Outreach Fellow
Timeframe: Full year, part time
Description: (re)Creation is an outdoor outreach ministry of Cherokee Presbytery. Our aim is to join the outdoor enthusiasts who come to the recreation areas of Northwest Georgia as witnesses to the God who created these natural wonders we enjoy. We will seek to provide worship services, spiritual formation practices, and friendship.
The (re)Creation Outreach Fellow will report to Cherokee Presbytery’s Mission Coordinator and will assist the Community Connections Team and participating congregations in the development of events within the presbytery.
Specifically, the Outreach Fellow will:
1. Meet with leaders from each participating congregation to develop guiding principles for (re)Creation events
2. Assist leaders from each participating congregation in the development of one local event
3. Provide training for participating congregations as they seek to host events in their areas
4. Assist the Community Connections Team in the interpretation of the 9(re)Creation ministry within Cherokee Presbytery
Resumes or PIFs should be emailed to Mission Coordinator Nikki Collins MacMillan before August 25, 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship in Youth Ministry: Conyers Presbyterian Church
Timeframe: Full year, part time
Description: Conyers Presbyterian Church is seeking an intern to serve as Director of Youth Ministry. We are located east of Atlanta, 20 miles from Columbia Seminary campus, This is a paid, part-time position. Basic requirements include teaching Sunday School on Sunday morning at 9:45 am and leading a youth gathering after dinner on Wednesday evenings. You will also be expected to meet regularly with the Youth Council who will offer support and assist with planning.
We currently have between 15-20 youth and it is a younger group. We are looking for someone who can joyously share his or her faith with our youth while encouraging our youth to courageously explore their own faith.
This is a diverse (leaning toward older and conservative) congregation who has decided to “agree to disagree” on many of the more divisive issues facing the church today. Instead, they put their time and energy into fellowship and mission in the neighborhood around us.
Interested students should contact Rev. Kevin Hicks for more information. Pastor@ConyersPres.org
Camp and Conference Ministry Internship: Bingle Memorial Camp, Harding Lake, AK
Timeframe: Summer 2018
Description: Bingle Memorial Camp, a 64 acre Presbyterian camp outside of Salcha, AK, is excited to post for a Seminary Intern to come along side us in ministry for the summer of 2018. The person we are envisioning will have gifts related to programming, spiritual leadership, Christian mentoring, and an outdoor skill set. Camp normally runs from the beginning of June to the end of July with a staff vacation included. We need a hard working, self-motivated team player who enjoys the outdoors and trying new things, and inspires the faith in those around them. We are gearing the summer calling to a single intern but would be excited to consider an adventurous couple.
*This is an early posting so title, qualifications, and staff skill sets will gel as we draw closer to the spring of 2018 The sooner we find the right fit, the more input you can offer and the better we can plan for your arrival.
Interested students should contact Rev. Neill McKay for more information. email@example.com
Congregational Church Planting Internship, Ormewood Church, Decatur GA
Timeframe: full year
Description: This internship will provide experience in the ministry of new church development. Ormewood Church is a new PC(USA) church plant in Ormewood Park, a growing community sandwiched between Grant Park and East Atlanta Village in SE Atlanta. Please see the attached description for more details.
Interested students should contact Rev. Jenelle Holmes with a cover letter and resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialized Ministry Internship, Interfaith Worker Justice Seminary Summer Program
Description: Interfaith Worker Justice is a network of people of faith, worker centers, and worker rights advocates that calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community across the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially low‐wage workers. Our summer interns become partners in our work from June to August, helping mobilize people of faith for timely direct action. Interns make phone calls, craft literature, engage in one on one meetings with community and religious leaders, meet with local union representatives, organize events and attend meetings as a member of Interfaith Worker Justice. We desire a student who is well‐versed in politics, history, and economics and is capable of interpreting public affairs theologically.
Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Anna Rubin, email@example.com
Congregational Internship, Stockbridge First United Methodist Church, Stockbridge, GA
Timeframe: Summer, Fall/Spring, and full year formats available
Description: This internship position is catered to the student based on their own unique gifts, passions, and calling. Our church offers internship opportunities in a wide variety of areas with experienced staff: Adult Ministry, Worship Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children Ministry, and Outreach Ministry.
Interested students should contact Mrs. Diane Benzon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship, Bremen First Presbyterian Church
Timeframe: Summer and Concurrent semester formats available
Description: A pastoral internship at BFPC involves every aspect of church life: worship (planning services, producing the bulletin, leading worship, offering children’s sermons, preaching); education (helping plan and lead adult and/or youth church school, as well as offering mid-week learning opportunities); fellowship (monthly covered dish meals and seasonal “fun” events); pastoral care; mission and outreach, both local and global; participation in session meetings; evangelism; website maintenance; and upkeep of building and grounds.
The internship will include weekly meetings for theological reflection with the supervising pastor, and regular meetings with a Supervised Ministry Team from the congregation.
Interested students should contact Rev. Bobbie Wrenn Banks: email@example.com
Congregational Internship, First Presbyterian Church Peachtree City
Timeframe: internships can be arranged for Summer, Fall/Spring semesters, or full year formats.
Description: First Presbyterian is an open and affirming congregation of grace and welcome with 225 members and an average worship attendance of 175. We seek a Pastoral Intern who will work with the Pastor and Music Director to craft and lead worship each week, including at least two preaching opportunities. Interns are also responsible for helping to shape programs for the spiritual formation of our children and youth. This internship will also include the opportunity to do pastoral care and meet with the Diaconate. Finally, the intern and pastor will work together to adapt the Internship to meet areas of strengths and weaknesses and shape positive pastoral identity.
interested students should contact Rev. Morgan Hay, firstname.lastname@example.org