By Peggy Hahn, assistant to the bishop
LEAD’s strategy is to resource people in practicing discipleship that loves God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and loves our neighbor as ourselves. One of the ways we fulfill this strategy is by exploring our capacity as a church to nurture leaders through intentional internships. We will begin with a Summer Pilot Project. Please encourage young people who have finished one year of college or post-high school work to apply by contacting Kristen Krueger or Peggy Hahn or by calling 832-594-5016.
CONGREGATIONS SEEKING INTERNS:
Youth and Family Ministry
Work in a congregation to provide leadership to youth and family ministry through the summer. This position will provide you with opportunities to engage directly with youth ranging from elementary through high school. You might take groups to camp, run a day camp ministry, organize service projects, or help establish a new ministry. This position is ideal for youth ministry majors, education majors, and anyone who loves working with young people and their families.
Social Media and Website Production
Do you have a gift for web design and social media promotion? Spend your summer helping churches develop their online presence by setting up web pages, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and teaching others how to manage these sites. This position is ideal for communications majors, people interested in public relations, marketing majors, and anyone with a passion for teaching others how to use the Internet for branding and evangelism.
Work with the Gulf Coast Synod office staff to learn how to manage the operations of a large organization. Opportunities include general office duties, working closely with the Bishop’s staff, supporting the synod’s strategic plan and more. This position is ideal for business majors, accounting majors, and people interested in working in administrative positions.
Are you a gifted musician? Would you like to learn how to use that gift in ministry? Some of the best church musicians in the area are waiting to be your mentor in classical, traditional, or contemporary worship styles. Spend the summer working in a congregation learning about leading and shaping worship and congregational life through music.
–Attend an Intern Orientation
–Work for six to ten weeks this summer with a mentor in your field
–Work with a team of interns
–Attend the Disciple Project at TLU for leadership training (expenses paid)
–Meet with Intern Coordinator regularly to report on your experience
–Earn a stipend while learning how to use your skills in new ways
–Housing may be available