Our internship residencies start at the beginning of September until July 7th, with two weeks Christmas break and one week for spring break. The course is a commitment of twenty hours a week and includes Bible classes, leadership development, coaching, ministry experience, team meetings, small groups, event planning and discipleship. Students are responsible to provide for their own living expenses by raising support. (We will provide training for raising support and help you calculate estimated expenses based on your stage of life.)
Stage 1: Experience: Cultural Immersion
First 6 – 8 weeks immersion to help interns understand the culture and how the church effectively reaches the culture and build relationships with the unchurched.
Stage 2: Personal & Spiritual Development
Our Leadership Development training focuses on the following areas: Knowing and strengthening yourself, family, others, your calling and Outdoorsmen Church. This helps them mature spiritually and emotionally to be prepared to minister and lead people.
Interns go to areas where unchurched gather. They will learn how to break down the walls with the lost. By starting conversations, effectively listening, asking 'wondering' questions, so that they can eventually build trust to share their God story.
They learn through hands on ministry using the Search, Outfit and Rescue discipleship process
Leaders will learn to reproduce themselves, by actively developing leaders underneath them.
Interns are invested in through ELEVATE, biweekly mentoring, and bimonthly peer learning network.