Our Internship Program seeks to equip leaders that will help facilitate an aggressive church planting movement in the BOSNYWASH (Boston- New York-Washing D.C.) region.
Interns will choose one ministry are counseling, church planting, youth ministry, children’s ministry, Worship Arts, Communications/Media in which they will specifically focus their ministry efforts during the internship and for which they will receive special training.
PVC interns will gain experience in the following areas:
• Attend staff meetings and ministry department meetings
• Learn what it takes to be a leader that others want to follow.
• How to work well with other personality types while building lasting and effective relationships.
• Multi-site church logistics
• Different church models from-house church model to purpose-driven models
• Planning, marketing and leading different ministry events.
• Developing mentoring/discipleship relationships
• Calendar planning
• Participate in partner outreach ministries, Camp Conquest, Urban Hope, FCA Sport Camps, Momentum Youth Conference, Movement Day in NYC, etc.
• Serve at weekend worship gatherings, outreach projects and leadership development events. • Be mentored by your ministry-focus department leader.
• Attend leadership and spiritual development conferences with the Penn Valley Church team
The Penn Valley Church Internship Program is a training and proving ground for emerging church leaders. During your internship, you will accumulate valuable experience, mentors, and knowledge that will prepare you for stepping into vocational/bi-vocational ministry.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Penn Valley Church Internship Program?
The Internship Program is a 1-2 year-long intensive spiritual growth, leadership development, and ministry immersion experience at the Penn Valley Multi-site Network, seeking to develop each intern in knowledge, wisdom and character. As an intern, you will be given the opportunity to learn from seasoned leaders in ministry, participate in the day-to-day activities of church administration, stretch yourself as a leader, and lay a firm foundation for a life-long pursuit of the passion and vision that God has placed on your life. We also offer 6 week summer full-time internships for college students.
What ministry areas can an Intern participate in?
Each Intern will focus on one of the following ministry areas: Youth Ministry, Worship Arts, Communications/Media, Children’s Ministry, Church Planting During the application process, you will rank your top three ministry focus choices.
What does a typical week of a PVC Intern look like?
There is no typical week at PVC! Every week will look different depending on the specific upcoming ministry needs. Each Tuesday, in addition to participating in staff meetings, interns will also lead/ teach in Family Night ministry classes and participate in weekend worship gatherings, outreach projects and leadership development events. Interns will also be responsible for taking the lead on various projects of their ministry focus.
What PVC staff members do Interns interact with?
The Intern Program will be administered by Andrew Saunders (Associate Pastor to Families). Andrew will serve as the primary leader for the Intern experience. Interns will also work directly with and be mentored by a department leader in their ministry focus area.
What is the primary goal of the Intern Program?
The Intern Program is a training and proving ground for emerging church leaders. During your internship, you will accumulate valuable experience, mentors, and knowledge that will prepare you for stepping into the next phase of your God-given calling. Our desire is that your internship will give you the experience you need to find employment in a church or para-church ministry.
What qualifications are you looking for in Interns?
Previous ministry and leadership experience is preferred and specific experience in the desired ministry focus area is certainly favored. We also look for people who have a clear sense of calling and dare to dream big dreams for the Kingdom of God. However, we are also big believers in attitude, flexibility, sense of humor, plus ability to work within a team environment, so we weigh those kinds of personality traits heavily.
When are the dates for the program?
The Intern Program is flexible and can be taylor fitted for each intern. We will also work with college students looking for summer internships.
What is the admission process?
Complete the online application form.
What is the cost to attend the PVC Intern Program?
There is no cost to attend the PVC Intern Program, in fact interns will receive a financial stipend. However, you will need additional finances to support yourself and/or your family. You may accomplish this through fundraising, working a second job, or some combination of the two.
Can I get college credit?
Yes we will work with your current Bible college or seminary to cator to the needs of your internship requirements.
Does PVC provide housing for Interns?
There are two options: PVC will work to partner with one of their families to provide a room in their home OR work to help the intern to find affordable housing.
Is the Internship part-time or full-time?
Either. Part-time Interns are expected to work 10-20 hours per week. Summer Interns/ Full-time Interns are expected to work 40 hrs a week.
Can I seek part-time employment?
Absolutely! It is our expectation that most, if not all, interns will secure secondary outside employment. We ask, however, that ministry expectations and time requirements take precedence over outside work schedules.
Do I need to have a car?
Yes, there is not adequate transportation in the area.
How can I find out more information?
Contact the church office.
Click HERE to apply!
Click HERE to give a reference for an intern applicant.