Youth Ministry Intern Internship

@ Hope Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - EPC
  • Job Category: Youth & Teen Ministry
  • Date Posted: 29 December 2022
  • Application closes: 31 March 2023
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    Job Description

    The Youth Ministry Intern assists in the planning, implementation, and administration of all facets of the youth ministry at Hope Presbyterian Church throughout the summer months. Strategic areas of the summer ministry include middle school camp, high school missions, and small groups. This is a 30-40 hours/week position, for 10-12 weeks depending on individual’s availability (May-Aug, start/end dates negotiable depending upon individual’s
    schedule). A typical week may look like the following (this is just an example, not a strict schedule):

    Worship Attendance (1 hr/wk) We believe we exist to “glorify God and enjoy him forever,” thus worship is a priority. All interns are expected to participate weekly in a Sunday morning worship service with the Hope Presbyterian Church family.

    “Contact Work” with Youth and Families (10 hrs/wk) The goal of our ministry is to partner with parents, encouraging and equipping them to disciple their young people. Establishing and nurturing healthy relationships with both parents and youth is key. Summer provides many opportunities for casual contact
    including community swim meets (quite popular in our area), athletic competitions, and so on. Creativity is also encouraged in pursuing intentional contacts, one-on-one or in small groups.

    Small Group Discipleship (4 hrs/wk) In conjunction with the Youth Director, establish, direct, and teach summer small groups meeting weekly in the home of a congregant for middle and high schoolers. Intern may also occasionally be called upon as a substitute for other groups or Sunday school classes.

    Preparation and Planning (10 hrs/wk) Study will be required in preparation for small group lessons and curriculum. The intern may also be tasked with responsibilities related to recruiting and training volunteers and student leaders for various activities. Time will also be devoted to planning and preparing
    outreach events (e.g. community cookout, food bank, etc.) and fellowship activities (e.g. minor league baseball games, theme park trips, etc.)

    Administrative Responsibilities (7 hrs/wk) This includes administrative duties as a member of Hope Presbyterian Church professional staff, such as weekly staff meetings, weekly meetings/planning sessions with the Youth Director, trip planning, reporting, and other duties as assigned by the Youth Director.

    Personal Development (7 hrs/wk) Time is to be spent in pursuit of personal growth both professionally and spiritually. Intern will be assigned several reading assignments during the course of the summer and expected to report on them. (We have our ideas, but have in mind some of your own ideas as to what you might like to read.) A written report will be required at the beginning of the internship outlining the individual’s hopes and goals for the summer. Keeping a journal (paper or electronic) is highly recommended. A written report with regard to the successes and failures in attaining those goals, as well
    as an exit interview will be required upon completion of the summer internship.

    Family Ministry Emphasis (designated wks) Youth Ministry intern may also be required to participate in leadership of one or more ministry trips, typically 5-8 days in duration, including camps, VBS, and/or mission trips.

    “Other” Responsibilities (1 hr/wk) Opportunities abound for participation in various aspects of worship and church life which may or may not be directly related to youth ministry.

    Application closes: March 31, 2023

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