The Church of Eleven22 School of Ministry Internship Program is a comprehensive, two-year leadership development program equipping and training individuals called to full-time ministry for a lifetime of ministry effectiveness.
Program participants receive hands-on experience working within a specific ministry area of a rapidly growing church. Additionally, interns receive personal and professional development via six integral components.
Interns serve alongside staff in a specific ministry area. Ministry area assignments are made in partnership with the intern and are based on the needs of the ministry area, the intern’s experience and educational background, and his or her desired ministry future. The Church of Eleven22 offers several unique opportunities in which an intern may serve. Click on the ministry areas below to view a typical intern role description for the ministry area.
The Church of Eleven22 School of Ministry focuses on intern development via six integral components:
Ministry Experience is the primary component in this two-year program. To ensure that each intern has the ability and knowledge to effectively and competently lead as a full-time minister, interns participate in, lead, and are responsible for significant and real-life ministry experience.
Interns meet weekly with their ministry area Direct Report to discuss their ministry area progress, ensure professional growth, and provide the intern every opportunity to gain the competencies needed for full-time ministry.
Leadership Training Curriculum
The Leadership Training Curriculum trains interns in an interactive, engaging classroom environment designed to give valuable insight into four different types of leadership: self, relational, spiritual, and organizational. In addition, the School of Ministry provides auxiliary training events in the areas of preaching/teaching, pastoral care/counseling, spiritual formation/discipleship, and missions.
Staff Synergy and Church Culture
We believe that the synergy experienced in a healthy staff culture is more “caught” than “taught,” and that interns benefit greatly from participating in a thriving and healthy staff and church culture. The Church of Eleven22 staff culture includes weekly staff meetings, staff lunches and various staff events. Within this context interns pick up the unique nuances and attitudes that make the culture of the Church of Eleven22 so distinct.
Although Personal Development is similar to Ministry Mentoring, it more about who the intern is than what the intern does. Two times per month the Intern Coach meets one-on-one with the intern to support their personal development and individual discipleship.
Twice a year formal evaluations allow for the intern, Intern Coach, and the intern’s Direct Report to evaluate the intern’s School of Ministry experience, as well as his or her readiness for ministry. Additionally, these evaluations identify areas for growth that may have been overlooked in the five developmental components.
Fall application cycle is open!
We are currently accepting applications for our fall cycle, which begins August 14, 2017.
- 3 Recommendation Forms
Click here to download the Recommendation Form. Completed forms will be uploaded as part of the online application.
- Internship Questionnaire
Click here to download the Questionnaire. Your completed Questionnaire will be uploaded as part of the online application.
- Worship Ministry Candidates
Candidates applying to the Worship Ministry must submit digital recordings of their performance. Click here for specific instructions. Please ensure you have completed your demo recordings and uploaded to YouTube prior to beginning the online application.
- Online Application
Click here to access the online application. Please ensure you have your completed recommendation forms and questionnaire ready to upload prior to beginning the application.