Internships

Our internships are custom tailored to each intern so that their time spent with the leadership of Trinity Church will be a valuable learning experience.

We take our internships seriously so our interns don’t have to worry their primary role will not be making copies, answering the phone, or getting coffee for the pastor.

Objectives

  • To provide those preparing for ministry with hands on ministry experience beyond the classroom setting.
  • To create an atmosphere that challenges interns to grow in their own faith.
  • Increase the awareness of multiple dimensions of ministry.
  • Help to identify and affirm gifts and strengths.
  • Equipped to lead others in their faith formation.
  • Interns will be heavily resourced at the completion of the internship.

Experiences

(Not an exhaustive list. Experiences will vary based on the interns needs.)

  • Meet with the pastor each week to debrief on the week’s activities and discuss a specific leadership topic.
  • Attend Church board and leadership meetings
  • Lead and/or participate in a Life Group
  • Teach at Sunday morning worship gathering
  • Congregational care
  • Sermon/message series planning and execution
  • Conduct information gathering surveys in the community
  • Create personal and professional evaluations
  • Participate in leading worship on Sunday mornings (music, lead prayer, read scripture, preach)
  • Help plan and organize special events
  • Involvement with community outreach
  • Work with the guest connections team
  • Give guidance and leadership to specific ministry areas.
  • Evaluation and development of new and current ministries of the church

Weekly Leadership Talk Points

Each week interns will sit down with the lead pastor and discuss important leadership topics.  Here is just a sample of the topics:

  • Worship (Order of worship, environment, format/structure, style)
  • Teaching/Preaching
  • Guest Connections
  • Church Administration
  • Leadership
  • Discipleship
  • Pastoral Counseling/Congregational Care
  • Spiritual and family life of a pastor
  • Community inside the church
  • Community outside the church

Internship Time Frame Options

Year Long Internship
Fall Semester (September – December)
Spring Semester (January – May)
Summer Internship (May – August)

Questions

If you have any questions please email Pastor Dustin Jones.

 

Previous Interns

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Max Blumer

Next Gen Pastor: Westside Christian Church; Bradenton, FL

IWU Grad

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Stephen Newhall

House & Hospitality Manager: TNL Church; Englewood, CO

Taylor Grad
Currently attending Denver Seminary