The Oaks internship program aims to help raise up and equip the next generation of leaders within the church. An internship with The Oaks will provide the opportunity to gain valuable ministry experience while developing your own spiritual gifts and clarifying where God is calling you. Interns make a year long commitment to serve 15-20 hours a week within a specific ministry of The Oaks while receiving training and mentoring alongside a current staff member. Internships will begin in September and run through August. These are volunteer positions, but fundraising opportunities will be available and encouraged.
Each intern will develop a specific development plan with their ministry leader which will include three main components :
One of our key identities as Christians is that of a learner. We want this to be a time for you to grow in character, competency and conviction. During the internship experience, you will participate in general leadership development as well as ministry specific development.
You will be introduced to a "behind the scenes" look of ministry within the church. This aspect of the role will be working alongside a staff member of The Oaks within a specific ministry. This will include participation in staff meetings as well as serving on Sundays.
The internship will also stretch your creative and entrepreneurial skills. You will work with your ministry leader to pioneer a new initiative within the church that doesn't currently exist. We want to equip you to meet needs that you see in our community as well as help you develop as a leader.
There are a limited number of internship opportunities. Below is a brief description of each internship offered this year.
This intern role is designed for someone seeking to discern the call into vocational pastoral ministry. Work with the lead pastor to grow in theological development, leadership and pastoral ministry.
RESEARCH & OPERATIONS
This intern role will be geared towards helping research and plan for upcoming sermon series and classes. Additionally, this role will help in keeping The Oaks as an organization running smoothly and efficiently.
Our community groups are the lifeline of The Oaks. This role will help develop group life within the church as well as help connect new people into our community life.
THE OAKS KIDS
This intern role will work with our children's ministry director to help love and equip families of The Oaks to celebrate Jesus in their homes. This role will focus on children's ministry both on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.
MUSIC & LITURGY
This internship is for someone with a desire to help lead and plan Sunday worship services. You will help develop the weekly liturgy for our Sunday services as well as grow in leading music.
VISUAL ARTS & COMMUNICATIONS
This internship is for someone who wants to serve the church with artistic ability. This will include our visual communications such as website development as well as promoting the arts within our church community.
Internship applications can be found HERE.
If you have any questions about the intern program or application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!