Current Opportunities

Congregational Internship: Church of the Common Ground, Atlanta

Timeframe: single semester or full-year formats available

Description: Church of the Common Ground is a church without walls in downtown Atlanta for people experiencing homelessness. A community of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, we worship, pray, study, and serve together with regular programs 4-5 days a week. We are seeking an intern to help with worship leadership, prayer, service, and teaching in our Theology from the Margins certificate program.

Learn more:

https://www.churchofthecommonground.org/

Job Description_2

Interested students should contact the Very Rev. Monica Mainwaring, vicar@churchofthecommonground.org

 

 

 

Campus Ministry Internship: Waddel Fellowship, University of Georgia, Athens GA

Timeframe: Spring 2019, Full-time

Description: The Waddel Fellowship at the Presbyterian Student Center at UGA is a vocational
discernment program for college students and recent college graduates who are exploring a
possible call to ministry. The program includes up to 12 fellows and one intern each year. The
fellows are placed in supervised ministry contexts (local congregations and non-profit
agencies) to work approximately 3 hrs per week under the supervision of a member of that
ministry’s staff. The Waddel Intern is tasked with facilitating instances of intentional
discernment with the fellows in one-on-one meetings, Bible study, theological reflection, an
annual retreat to Columbia Theological Seminary, and a graduation ceremony at the end of the
spring semester. The intern also stays in conversation with each fellow’s ministry supervisor in
order to have a 360 degree view of the ministry experience. These responsibilities should take
approximately 20 hours per week.
The Intern’s remaining 20 hours are given to her or his own vocational discernment, which
may include applying to seminary (when applicable), self-directed study, assisting in all
aspects of the campus ministry, particularly those which align with the intern’s particular gifts
and passions for ministry, and regular meetings with the Campus Minister to evaluate the
work being done, and process the experience gained through ministry. Housing and stipend available.

Learn more:

Waddel Intern JD 2018-2019

Interested students should contact Rev. Will Norman, will@pscuga.org , with a cover letter and resume.

Non-Profit Ministry Internship: Just Bakery of Atlanta

Timeframe: part-time, single semester and full year formats available

Description: Just Bakery of Atlanta is a non-profit designed to train, certify, and hire refugees while providing a living wage, producing delicious baked goods, and building a diverse and compassionate community.  We aim to be a viable option for next steps in the resettlement process through building long-term sustainability and economic security as our refugee neighbors recreate home in the Atlanta area.

Learn more:

https://www.justbakeryatl.org/

Interested students should contact Leah Lonsbury, leah@justbakeryatl.org, for more information.

Camp and Conference Internship: Montreat Summer Staff, Montreat NC

 Timeframe: Summer 2019

Description: Set in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, Montreat Camp and Conference center seeks 3 seminary interns for the summer of 2019. These interns will provide for the social and spiritual nurture of the college staff of Montreat Conference Center; participate in the leadership of worship sponsored by MCC; and contribute to the faith development of young people in the Clubs program. Summer staff are not only involved in meaningful work during the summer but are also gaining valuable experience as part of a leader development program. The ministry of the Montreat summer staff will revolve around six goals: worship, hospitality, relationships, pastoral care, community life, and Christian education. For more information, see the attached position description.

Learn more:

2019 Montreat Ministry Team job description

Interested students should contact Rev. Carol Steel with a resume: carols@montreat.org

Congregational Internship: Jackson Presbyterian Church, Jackson GA 

Timeframe: full year

Description: Jackson Presbyterian Church located at 240 North Oak St. in Jackson, Ga., is looking to sponsor an intern who would like to participate in a service-oriented Historical Church of a small congregation in a rural community. Located 50 miles south of Atlanta and 45 miles north of Macon and 8 miles off 1-75.

We would like for the intern to participate in the following:
–Attend weekly the Sunday Worship Service.
–Share responsibilities in Weddings, Baptism, Communion, order of worship, etc.
–Deliver morning Worship Message one Sunday per month.
–Attend monthly Session Meeting (Third Thursday of each month)
–Participate in Pastoral Visitation
–Prepare a 3-4 week P.M. Adult Bible Study
–Join in all the fun activities of the Church (Spring Fling, Fellowship Luncheons, Lunch Bunch, Smart Lunch Smart Kids , etc.)

Learn more:

www.jacksonpresbyterian.org

Interested students should contact Rev. Becky Baker rrbaker@mindspring.com, Mary Ellen maryellen3654@gmail.com or Beverly msbev123@bellsouth.net with a resume.

 

Youth Ministry Internship: All Souls Fellowship, Decatur

Timeframe: Fall-Spring (year-round is an option as well)

Description: All Souls Fellowship (EPC) is a vibrant, casually-liturgical, congregation averaging approximately 500 in weekly worship attendance and active in serving needs throughout Atlanta.  We are seeking a Youth Ministry Intern for SM510 to participate in a larger Intern Cohort for the Fall and Spring semesters.  This will be a paid position.

ASFY Intern Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of student ministry programming/operations:
    • Thursday Night Small Group (bi-weekly during school year)
    • Sunday Morning Gathering (weekly, year-round)
    • Special Events (Ski Trip, Breakaway, Mission Trips)
  • Meeting with Youth Director for personal development, prayer, discussion
  • Assist with Volunteer Management, Training and Motivation of small group leaders
  • Assist with social media management of Instagram and Facebook accounts

Learn more:

http://www.allsoulsfellowship.org

Interested students should contact Kathryn Groce, Kathryn@allsoulsfellowship.org

Congregational Internship: All Souls Fellowship, Decatur GA

Timeframe: Fall-Spring

Description:  All Souls Fellowship (EPC) is a vibrant, casually-liturgical, congregation averaging approximately 500 in weekly worship attendance and active in serving needs throughout Atlanta.  We are seeking 2-4 Pastoral Interns for SM510 to form a learning cohort for the Fall and Spring semesters.  These will be paid positions.

We are welcoming applicants for either SM510 or SM530 during the 2018/19 school year.

We will develop a customized internship in which the students will focus on both practical ministry skills and personal spiritual and emotional development through:

  • Meeting monthly with the ASF Pastoral Staff for personal development and discussion of books such as Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Crucial Conversations, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, etc. Focus will be given to developing the necessary personal skills and awareness necessary for effective and healthy leadership in ministry
  • Meeting weekly with entire ASF Staff for prayer, planning, problem solving, ministry strategy, etc.
  • Being part of a fun, grace-filled, dynamic staff
  • Imbedding in one ministry area per semester. The intern can choose the ministry area most interesting and beneficial to them:
    • Children
    • Youth
    • Community Groups/Adult Discipleship
    • Worship
    • Communications/Admin
  • Assisting on Sunday Mornings as needed by leading in prayer, giving announcements, serving as liturgist, operations, etc.
  • Preaching once (following adequate development and preparation)
  • Optional participation in other areas of ministry according to the interest of the intern (Elders, Deacons, Global Missions, Local Missions, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Operations, Finances)
  • Hospital visitation with Pastoral Staff (as opportunities arise)

Learn more:

http://www.allsoulsfellowship.org

Interested students should contact Rev. Shayne Wheeler, swheeler@allsoulsfellowship.org

Campus Ministry Internship: UKirk Atlanta

Timeframe: Fall / Spring Concurrent

Description: UKirk Atlanta is the Presbyterian Campus Ministry for Agnes Scott College and Emory University, and is seeking an intern for SM530 or SM630. This position will be 15-20 hours per week for the fall and spring semesters, 2018-2019, and will be a paid position.
Primary work will be with the student groups at both campuses, which includes weekly dinners and bible studies and informal lunches or coffee meetups. The intern will develop and implement the course of study with the students and will also participate in weekly supervision with the campus pastor. Any specific learning goals and special projects will be developed with the supervisor.
UKirk seeks an intern that is passionate about a ministry of hospitality and inclusion to area college students.
Availability to start the internship in mid/late August is preferred. Compensation of that time can be made up elsewhere in the semesters with additional breaks.


Learn more:

Visit UKirk Atlanta at www.ukirkatlanta.com. Also find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to our campus pastor Rev Sarah Hooker, sarah@ukirkatlanta.com 

Congregational Internship: Ogelthorpe Presbyterian Church, Brookhaven

Timeframe: Fall / Spring Concurrent

Description: Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church is seeking a 10-15 hour a week intern for the Fall and Spring semesters focused on the following areas:

  •  Preaching and Worship Leadership: Interns will preach 4 times a year, serve as leaders in worship services, participate in worship planning, and assist with communion.
  • Teaching: Interns will have the opportunity to assist in teaching classes in a variety of capacities and based on area of interest.
  • Pastoral Care: Interns will assist the pastor, parish associate, and deacons in providing pastoral care to church members and the community.
  • Pastoral Identity: Interns will have many opportunities to engage with staff and lay leaders around the intern’s area of ministry that matches their learning goals.

The OPC community is deeply compassionate, embracing of creativity, and a rich place for students to nurture gifts for ministry. Membership is 137 and worship attendance is around 50-60.

Learn more:

Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Rev. Mike Watson, mike@opcbrookhaven.org 

Congregational New Church Development Internship, Ormewood Church, Decatur GA

Timeframe: Fall / Spring Concurrent

Description: Ormewood Church is an emerging worshipping congregation through the New Church Development Commission of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. We are in the heart of southeast Atlanta. We are welcoming applicants for either SM510 or SM540 during the 2018/19 school year. Please see the attached description for more details.

Learn more:

Ormewood Ministry-Internship

Interested students should contact Rev. Jenelle Holmes with a cover letter and resume: jenelle@ormewoodchurch.org 

 

Youth Ministry Internship: Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Decatur GA

Timeframe: summer or full-year formats available, with the option to continue part-time after the internship concludes

Description: In close collaboration with volunteer leaders, Youth Committee, and church leadership team, the Youth Minister (YM) will plan, promote, and implement a ministry that welcomes and engages all youth from grades 6th through 12th. The YM will provide the youth with support and pastoral counseling for their nurture and spiritual growth, opportunities to build long-term relationships with other youth and adult leaders in the church, and the skills and opportunities for meaningful participation in social justice and service to the community. The YM and the OPC Youth Ministry Program should honor and foster the congregation’s commitment to diversity and social justice, therefore the ideal candidate will have experience with diversity and will be knowledgeable about and open to building community in a multicultural church.

Learn more:

YM One pager

For a detailed job description see https://oakhurstpcusa.org/employment-opportunities/
For further information about OPC, visit our website at https://oakhurstpcusa.org

Interested students should contact Rev. Heather Chase, heather.chase@oakhurstpresbyterian.org

 

Congregational Internship: First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, FL

Timeframe: flexible, summer and full-year formats available

Description: First Pres Sarasota is a vibrant congregation open to helping an intern explore their passion for ministry. We are especially seeking a student with an interest in Family Ministry – diving into this growing edge of intergenerational ministry. Our congregation would be a great place to be exposed to the full range of church work – from preaching to teaching, program planning and execution, pastoral care and family dynamics.

Learn more:

interested students should contact Rev. Kelly Fitzgerald, kfitzgerald@firstpressarasota.org 

Congregational Internship: First Presbyterian Church, Donalsonville, GA

Timeframe: flexible, summer or full-year formats available

Description:  First Pres Donalsonville has about 150 members and is quite active. Children and youth ministries have always been a priority and in recent years, the local, regional and international mission focus has grown significantly. Our church was begun in 1898 and is very loyal to the PCUSA. Donalsonville is very close to beautiful Lake Seminole and not too far from the Gulf beaches and larger cities like Tallahassee, Fl. and Dothan, Ala.

We are open to have a student do a required internship for class credit, as there will be opportunities for pastoral and lay supervision, pastoral care, teaching and preaching, and youth and children’s ministry, or, we would be pleased to have a student with us for the summer of 2018 working primarily in the areas of youth and children’s ministry, as we have lots of both! We have a very nice youth center with lots of games, tvs, etc. We have students already scheduled for Montreat, a youth mission week in south Alabama and a week long mission in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Our webpage is under construction. We have a monthly newsletter and a weekly e-letter and would be happy to share both with interested students.

Interested students should contact Interim Pastor Raymond Guterman, a 1980 graduate of CTS who has supervised a number of students

phone:352-817-8700

email: dwguterman@gmail.com

We are open to interviewing students on campus or bringing a student down for the weekend, at our expense, if we feel there are good opportunities for a match. We have an attractive salary package and are flexible on the starting and ending dates.

 

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)

Learn more:

http://www.faithpresbyterianusa.org/

Interested students should contact Rev. Dr. Jim Simpson, Jim.Simpson@tds.net

Young Adult Ministry Internship: First Baptist Roswell

Timeframe: Fall / Spring Concurrent

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)

Responsibilities Include:
• 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.

Learn more:

www.fbroswell.org

Interested students should contact Rev. Jessica Asbell, jessica@fbroswell.org 

Congregational Internship: North Decatur Presbyterian Church (Summer Full-time)

Timeframe: Summer

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.


Learn more:

www.ndpc.org

Interested Students should contact Rev. Beth Waltemathbeth@ndpc.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:

Advocacy

Training and workshops

Coalition work

Protests and vigils

Meetings with government and religious leaders

Learn more:

OPW Intern Brochure

Office of Public Witness

Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to: opw.intern.info@pcusa.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.

Learn more:

www.ConyersPres.org

Interested students should contact Rev. Kevin Hicks for more information. Pastor@ConyersPres.org

Specialized Ministry Internship, Interfaith Worker Justice Seminary Summer Program

Timeframe: Summer

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.

Learn more:

Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Anna Rubin, arubin@iwj.org

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.

Learn more:

www.stockbridgefumc.org

Interested students should contact Mrs. Diane Benzon: info@stockbridgefumc.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.

Learn more:

www.bremenfirstpres.org

Interested students should contact Rev. Bobbie Wrenn Banks: bobbiewrenn@gmail.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.

Learn More:

www.firstpresptc.org

interested students should contact Rev. Morgan Hay, morgan.h@firstpresptc.org

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