If you learn by doing rather than watching, The Center’s internship is for you!
Our vision is to become The Center of a new Christian awakening in america challenging the status quo to go and redeem, transform and restore all in Christ's name.
Our mission is to be an incarnational missional hub for new expressions that reach the ‘none, done and undone’ in our community who seek to begin, renew or revive their relationship with Jesus.
We understand our mission to be the ‘sent ones’ with the goal of alerting our community to the rule and reign of Jesus. We accomplish our mission by overtly and covertly partnering with domestic missionaries to establish multiple missional expressions operating in concert to reach those in need of redemption over condemnation, transformation over conformity and restoration over religion. We envision people becoming connected to the The Center through learning from one another, supporting one another and growing relationally and spiritually.
To accomplish this objective, The Center’s shepherding team believes a ‘disruptors’ mindset is needed to creatively re-think every aspect of what we call ‘church’. A ‘disruptors’ mindset focuses on innovation to deliver greater value for good and services we already want or need. For example, Amazon has disrupted the way we investigate and purchase products, forcing traditional retail outlets to consider their value and the end user to the evaluate the cost of convenience. We believe the primary gospel message has not changed but every aspect of the culture has. Therefore, innovation is happening and continually being refined. The ever increasing number of Christian podcasts, videos, ebooks and streaming updates offer proof to the ever changing landscape.
The keys to success in this type of environment are: understanding the core issues, providing creative solutions of value and developing flexible sustainable model for the long term.
The Center’s Internship Program is designed to provide the exposure, experience, and education necessary to build a foundation for your calling to be sent people
Community - Build community beyond the local church, with the opportunity to participate in a small group of others who are striving to alert the world to the rule and reign of Jesus Christ.
Outreach - Be a part of changing the lives of others in our community by serving with our outreach organizations partners
Mentorship - Sharpen your gifts and talents and push past your comfort zone through one-on-one development with our APEST LEADERSHIP TEAM
We are looking for individuals who take ownership of tasks within a department and gain confidence through hands on leadership. We are also very interested in providing the ‘real’ incarnational missional experience in a suburban/urban context.
Teachings - Learn directly from the leaders and staff the orthodoxy of domestic missionaries on topics that will stretch, grow, and equip you to succeed.
Bible Study - Create intentional time with God in the midst of a busy schedule by participating in a weekly, intern-led Bible study.
Culture Teachings Engage in special culture teachings, messages, and internal staff teachings .
We offer internships in: Community Outreach, Corracle Development, Worship, Events Management, Facility Management, Creative Team Assistance and Teaching Leadership.
The majority of your time as an intern will be spent in your assigned area developing and implementing the tasks agreed upon. You will also have the opportunity to complete other departmental assignments and projects when needed while gaining valuable ministry experience. Additionally, each intern will participate in various weekly activities and assignments within the intern program to encourage teamwork and camaraderie in your class.
(All interns are expected to be present for the entire duration of the internship.)
Summer 2019: 5/20/19 – 8/11/19
Application Deadline is 4/5/19
Payment - The mission field is never a place to go alone. We require each intern fund their ministry incarnational missionary experience through inviting others to participate in both prayer and contributions. The minimum investment is $2400 which includes a room within the community. Just like any foreign missionary, we offer missionary funding support (501c3 non-profit) to the experience.
School Credit - School credit is available for those who are interested. We will partner with your school to help you meet requirements.
Transportation - The majority of your responsibilities will require that you have a reliable form of transportation which makes a license and car mandatory for your internship.
Eligibility - The Center’s Intern Program is open to adults over 21. We can not accept applications from outside the United States.
Work - We believe the Center’s Internship Program is a supposed to be an authentic journey on to the mission field. We ask applicants to only work part time while in the program. The internship sometimes means their will be last minute requests that may conflict with your ability to work so flexibility is key.
APPLICATION (send an email with following)
Please detail your most recent or relevant work history*
Please attach your resume*
In what internship area are you interested in?* Support, Community Outreach, Production, Worship, Events/Administration, Facilities, IT, AVL Tech, Creative Internships.
Tell us about your experience with internship area you've chosen.*
Please answer the following questions.*
Are you a citizen of the United States?* Yes or No
Street, City, State, Zip
Will you submit to a background check?
Briefly explain when and how you became a Christ follower.
Upload a 60 second video answering the question: Why do you want to be an Incarnational Mission Intern at the Center?*
Instagram Profile URL*
Facebook Profile URL*
LinkedIn Profile URL
If applying for a creative internship, please provide a link or file demonstrating your most creative idea
If applying for a worship internship, please provide a video link of you singing or leading worship.
How did you hear about this opportunity? If you were referred by someone, who can we thank?
Please provide 2 references - 1 personal, 1 professional/ministry.*
Have you ever taken the strengthsfinder assessment, the APEST assessment, the enneagram assessment or DISC profile? If so, what were the results?
We're an equal opportunity mission.
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