Our vision is to be a multiplying church and a catalyst for church planting and revitalization in rural communities throughout Missouri and Illinois. With this in view we are eager to train up leaders to serve the church in various capacities as part of Jesus’ encouragement to pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send workers into his fields. We’re offering qualified candidates the opportunity to gain valuable ministry experience and prepare for what the Lord has in store for them through a 10-week internship (September to December) focusing on pastoral ministry, general ministry, or music ministry. Interns will receive transportation cost and any other expenses they may incur. The internship will consist of assigned reading accompanied by discussion, some journaling/writing, observation, as well as opportunities to assist in ministry and lead.
The ideal candidate…
- is a born-again, baptized, Bible-believing Christian who demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5) and a life of Christ-like character.
- gives evidence of a growing relationship with Jesus Christ nurtured through the practice of spiritual disciplines such as Bible study and prayer.
- is people-oriented and enjoys meeting new people and interacting with children, adolescents and adults.
- has a concern for the eternal destiny of those without Christ and a desire to spread the Gospel of Jesus.
- possesses a love for and commitment to the local church. have a clean background without any record of child endangerment or domestic and sexual abuse
- have reliable transportation
- agree to minister within the theological parameters of the Baptist Faith & Message 2000
All interns will…
- Read articles or book(s) and listen to podcasts or watch videos as assigned during the ten-week period and be prepared to discuss or record your thoughts in a timely manner.
- Attend the weekly worship gathering of Elsberry First Baptist and carry out ministry activities.
- Meet once a week, outside of Sunday, with FBC leadership to discuss assignments, review plans, and complete projects.
- Assisting in ministry and/or outreach efforts.
- Helping lead a service or event in some capacity during the internship.
- Share meals throughout the internship to grow in relational ministry and gain from other leaders and members in the church body.