The Georgia Nazarene Clergy Group is recruiting interns from Trevecca Nazarene University for the summer of 2020. We are seeking applicants interested in gaining ministry experience. We are sensitive to denominational educational requirements for ministry. Applicants may choose between two different cohort options. Cohort A will extend from May 6 to June 21. Cohort B will extend from June 24 to August 9. Applicants are welcome to apply for one cohort for a six week internship or both cohorts for an extended 12 week internship. This internship is intended to: fill internship requirements for students, mentor future ministers, and nurture creativity of seasoned ministers. Interns will be encouraged to track their work, reports, projects, and evaluations to share with future employers.
Below you will find more details about the internship scholarship, housing, and internship details. If you would like to submit an application, please continue to the form below and complete the required fields.
Application deadline is February 1.
For interns that complete their internship, a scholarship of $500 will be awarded to them through Treveccan Nazarene University that may be matched with $500 for a total scholarship of $1000. (Some exclusions apply for the scholarship match).
Interns will be housed by their ministry site. Some sites will opt to house interns in a designated host home (with a shared living space), other sites will opt to house the intern in a rented apartment.
At the completion of the internship, a love offering will be raised for the intern.
Internship Expectations and Requirements
All interns must be attending a Nazarene institution of higher education.
All interns must complete a background check, be screened, and be Nazarene safe certified by April 30.
All interns must be interviewed (through video chat or in person).
All interns will be expected to complete learning outcomes in the following five areas of ministry: leadership, liturgy (worship and preaching), pastoral calling and congregational care, mission and outreach, and religious education.
All interns will be evaluated based on the five learning outcomes designated.
All interns will be supervised and mentored by and ordained elder or an ordained deacon.
All interns will be expected to evaluate their supervisor and their site at the completion of their internship.
All interns will be expected to be involved in 20 hours of ministry per week.
All interns will be expected to meet with their mentor/supervisor for 1 hour each week.
All interns will be expected to complete a weekly report to process and track their ministry learning.
All interns will be expected to attend cohort meetings with other interns in their cohort.
All interns will be expected to complete assigned reading and discuss with their cohort.
All interns will be expected to complete one major assingment/presentation to be shared at the final cohort meeting.
Mentor Expectations and Requirements
Specific site supervisors may be requested by intern. In most cases, a supervisor will be assigned to the mentor.
Site supervisors must be an ordained elder or an ordained deacon.
Site supervisors must apply in order to be eligable to host and mentor an intern.
Supervisors must complete an evaluation of their intern within two weeks after the intern completes their cohort commitment.
Supervisors must be williing to meet with student in an inentional mentoring relationship 1 hour every week.
Supervisors should delegate supervision to other key laypeople/clergy when appropriate in order to complete learning outcomes.
Supversors should provide intern with learning opportunities in the areas of leadership, liturgy (worship and preaching), pastoral calling and congregational care, mission and outreach, and religious education.
Supervisors should ensure that interns fulfill their time commitment in their ministry internship.
Site Expectations and Requirements
All ministry internship sites must apply (through a site supervisor) to be a host for the North Georgia Nazarene Ministry Internship Program.
All sites will be expected to find and provide housing for its own interns.
All sites must submit funds ($500) for a church matching scholarship that is to be awarded to the intern.
All sites will be expected to host a love offering for the intern on their last Sunday at the site.
All sites must be willing to host cohort reflections by providing meeting space, food, and refreshments.
All sites (in conjunction with site supervisor) must provide learning opportunities in the areas of leadership, liturgy (worship and preaching), pastoral calling and congregational care, mission and outreach, and religious education. Some non-ecclesial sites may partner with off site ministries to provide learning opportunities.