Explore Summer Internship - Deadline Extended

 

The application deadline for The WNCC Explore Summer Internship has been extended until March 1,2020.


The Explore Summer Internship exists to help young adults (18-25 years old) discern their call to vocational ministry by providing an environment for exploring their gifts and giving the intern opportunities to explore particular aspects of ministry and/or program development in a safe and encouraging environment.
 
The internship is a hands-on experience in a church setting or a church affiliated organization. Interns engage in a broad range of ministerial work and/or program development then reflect on their experiences. Interns are not meant to fill a certain hole in the ministerial staff, they are to be given opportunities to experience the full breadth of pastoral ministry; to discover, dream, develop and deliver, to learn by doing as well as by observing and discussing.
 
The Intern Application, Selection & Assignment Process
Candidates for the Explore Internship Program are selected based on their written application. After selecting the interns, the Explore Internship selection committee places them based on ministry setting preference, previous experience, the makeup and setting of the host congregation and the prayer/discernment of the selection team. This team does its best to make pairings that will be beneficial and life-giving to the intern, the clergy mentor and host congregation/organization. 
 
Internship Schedule for 2020
Friday, November 15: Application Opens
Sunday, March 1: Application Deadline
Saturday, February 1: Applicants contacted to schedule a ZOOM interview
Monday, May 18: Intern/Mentor Orientation from 10:00-2:00 at the WNCC Office in Huntersville, NC
Tuesday, May 19: First day of Internship
Thursday, June 11: Support Team Meeting from 10:00-2:00. Location TBD
Thursday, July 9: Support Team Meeting from 10:00-2:00. Location TBD
Sunday, July 26:  Last day of Internship
 
***The Intern is expected to begin and end on the dates listed above and is expected to serve in the location she/he is assigned for the duration of the 10 weeks. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, interns will not be excused to participate in mission trips with other groups, take vacation, etc. Any exceptions should be determined in conversation with the clergy mentor and Rev. Annalee Allen.
 
Funding for Explore
Each intern will receive a $3,000 stipend paid by the WNC Conference.  A payroll packet will be completed during orientation and a blank check must be provided for direct deposit. Housing will be provided by Host Congregation/Organization.
 
Application deadline is March 1st, 2020.
 
For more information contact:  Rev. Annalee Allen at aallen@wnccumc.org
 
Use this link to submit an application 
https://wnc-reg.brtapp.com/Explore20
 

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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