A team for THE CAUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH
The Cause's Internship Program develops of the ministry skills, leadership abilities and supports the personal walk with God for interns.
The Cause’s Internship Program consists of 10 months of intensive training from the beginning of September through the end of June. The intern’s training includes classroom instruction, the reading of assigned books, mentoring from a pastor or member of The Cause Community Church, and hands-on ministry experience. Interns will also attend a leadership conference, serve four hours weekly at the church offices, and participate on a local, inner-city mission trip.
Mentoring and Hands-On Training
Interns will be assigned to the pastor or leader who oversees or serves in the particular ministry for which the intern is selected. Interns should expect to meet with their mentor weekly. Under the supervision of their mentor, interns will be given duties and assignments in their specific ministry. These delegated responsibilities are designed to both enhance the intern’s learning experience and to increase the ministry potential of the church. Interns should expect to spend from 10 to 15 hours a week fulfilling the duties and assignments, including 4 hours per week of office time.
There is an out-of-town orientation weekend (Friday evening through Saturday late afternoon) scheduled at the beginning of the Internship.
Classroom sessions will be on Wednesday Evenings. Interns will attend approximately 20 weekly classroom sessions. Interns are expected to attend each class session as the session topics build on one another. Class attendance and participation is critical. It is expected that each intern will benefit from the ideas, expertise and experiences of the other interns.
Reading assignments will consist of approximately one book per four-week session. Interns will submit a one to two page book review on each assigned book.
Saturday Training Days
There are two all day Saturday training days during the course of the Internship.
Interns will attend a leadership conference together as a group. Details to follow.
Local Mission Trip
All Interns are expected to participate on a local inner-city mission trip.
Interns should expect to give significant time and effort in the organization, set-up, and running of major church events such as Kidz Block Party, United, and Equip.
Cost / Financial Obligation / Fundraising
Each Intern is responsible to raise $1,250. This financial obligation is used for the traveling, lodging and tuition fees associated with the orientation weekend, the local inner-city mission trip and the leadership conference.