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Internship

Letter from the Senior Pastors

Pastor David and Sumer NorrisWe invite you to consider the City Church Internship Program. This internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in all areas of ministry at City Church. By the end of your internship experience, you will have the tools to become a servant leader in a local church or operate as a leader in other sectors of the economy.

City Church is different from the typical American church in two important ways. First, we are diverse! Our church body and leadership team are one of the most diverse in the region. We boast a congregation that includes over 35 nations and the major racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. Second, we have a Leadership Development Program designed to equip you with marketable job skills! Here, you can go from being an Intern to being a leader.

Our geographical proximity to Indiana University, Catalent (formerly, Cook Pharmica) and NSA Crane is ideal for facilitating close association with notable professionals in these organizations. You will have the opportunity to attend professional conferences that focus on your Concentration and earn a Certificate in Diversity Training to complete your training here at City. We offer spiritual guidance every step of the way as you become a part of our church family and community. We look forward to meeting you.

David and Sumer Norris
City Church For All Nations

Growth Track

Cultivate Purpose in Others

In the Growth Track concentration you will experience the City Church growth track, grow in your knowledge of God’s word, strengthen your faith walk, and learn how to design classes and programs for your home church.

Pastoral Leadership

Become a servant leader

In the Pastoral Leadership concentration you will grow in your capacity as a servant leader, complete City Church’s Build and L.E.A.D. programs, and go through courses related to Church Administration and Pastoral Leadership. You will be partnered with other leaders as you serve and receive discipleship from current pastoral leaders.

Student Ministries

Raise up and empower the next generation

In the Student Ministries concentration you will be a part of raising up and empowering the next generation of believers and leaders. You’ll learn how to prepare and deliver age-appropriate lessons from the Word of God and to impart practical applications from the scriptures into their everyday lives. You will learn how to build a sense of community for all age groups and understand why having a healthy community is extremely important for young believers.

Media/Worship/Creative

Inspire an interaction between heaven and earth

In the Media/Worship/Creative concentration we will work with you to identify your unique, God-given gifts, talents and abilities and become equipped for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12). You will be involved in evaluating, strategizing, and implementing approved changes and/or upgrades to Spirit-filled worship experiences.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

CONCENTRATIONS

But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. – Exodus 9:16

The Concentrations will provide you with structured tracks for learning. These Concentrations allow you to utilize the gifts and talents that make you unique to the body of Christ. The following Concentrations provided in this Internship are:

Growth Track
In Growth Track we cultivate purpose in others through training and providing community. The Growth Track at City Church includes: Build, our Leadership Development Program (L.E.A.D.) and Small Groups. As an intern, you will be expected to attend each area of the Growth Track before being launched into a leadership position. Our classes will help you grow in your knowledge of God’s word and strengthen your faith walk. The Growth Track is the key to your spiritual and intellectual development at City Church. Once you complete the Growth Track you will be able to design classes and programs for your home church.

Pastoral Leadership
Pastoral Leadership involves serving City Church as a servant leader. After completing the basic requirements of attending Build, those on this track are expected to complete the L.E.A.D. program, including the courses in Church Administration and Pastoral Leadership.

You will be partnered with team leaders and administrators as you assist in serving the needs of particular teams. Current pastoral leaders will come alongside as your discipler throughout your time in this track.

The internship itself will involve four areas of focus: (1) pastoral care (ex: assisting with hospital and home visits); (2) pastoral counseling (ex: telephone prayer); (3) pastoral teaching/preaching (ex: preaching at outreach events), and (4) pastoral worship (ex: leading baptism services). Those completing this track will have the opportunity to be ordained by the senior pastors but note that this component may require additional time.

Student Ministries
Our goal in Student Ministries is to raise up and empower the next generation of believers and leaders. Student ministries include City Kids Church, Movement Youth and 1 Life Young Adult Ministries. This ministry area of our church is designed for children and young adults ages 6 months to 25 years of age.

If you choose this Concentration you will learn how to select, prepare and teach age-appropriate lessons in the Word of God. As an intern you will acquire the skills to impart to our young believers practical applications of the word of God in their everyday lives. You will learn how to build a sense of community for all age groups and understand why having a healthy community is extremely important for young believers.

Media/Worship/Creative
In Media/Worship/Creative we seek to inspire an interaction between heaven and earth through the various forums of the performing arts. It is our mission to accomplish this vision by identifying each volunteers’ unique, God-given gifts, talents and abilities and “equip them to do the work of the ministry” (Ephesians 4:12).  Media/Worship/Creative at City Church includes: broadcast, lighting, media, presentation, production, sound, speaking, stage design, video, and worship.

You will have the opportunity to evaluate, strategize and implement approved changes and/or upgrades to your assigned area. Your experience will include: media production, scheduling of volunteers, effective team communications, and conflict resolution. By the end of your internship, you will learn how to facilitate a spirit-filled worship experience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The City Church Internship program is focused on developing adults for a life of Christian leadership. An applicant must demonstrate the responsibility, excellence, and ownership that ministry training demands. To be accepted, an applicant must:

  • Be a committed Christian (for at least 6 months).
  • Have a strong sense of the call of God on their life and a proven Christian lifestyle consistent with scripture.
  • Be (or have been) a regular and active member of a local church (for at least 6 months).
  • Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees, accommodation, and living expenses.
  • Have the physical, emotional, and spiritual health required to successfully undertake ministry training.
  • Graduated from high school (or equivalent).
STEPS

Step 1: Review the Entry Requirements.

Step 2: Apply – You can find the application on our Apply Page. Be aware of deadlines. You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours of applying, then email intern@citychurchbloomington.org.

Step 3: Interview – Once the application has been processed, you will be contacted to set up an interview. After the interview is complete, we will communicate the next steps.

FEES

The costs of the City Internship Program depends upon the length of your internship, the type of internship, and whether you will receive college credit for your internship (Track1 or Track2). A discussion of actual fees occurs during the interview process.

FAQ

How do I apply?
You can apply by clicking the green “Apply” button on the website page.

What do I get out of this internship?
The Internship is designed to equip each intern with a key set of marketable skills. Some are soft skills, such as communication, organization, strategic thinking, and creativity. Interns also learn hard skills, such as media production, computer competency, and budgeting.

Can I get college credit for this internship?
Yes. You can receive up to 6 credit hours for participating in the one-year internship if you are a student at I.U. You can also be granted full-time status while participating in this internship which means you do not have to enroll in other courses during your internship year. Consult with your undergraduate academic advisor about the internship courses offered through Career Development Services (X-373 & X-375).  Click here to learn more about earning internship credit at IU. Click here to learn more about earning internship credit at SEU.

How do I know if I am accepted into the Internship Program?
You will receive an email to set up an interview once the application is processed. Following the interview, you will be contacted for next steps.

Do I have to be a member of City Church to be accepted into the Internship Program?
You do not have to be a member of City Church to apply. However, the program is built around the life of the church and you will be required to attend and assist in services scheduled throughout a given week.

Can I still work if I participate in the City Church Internship?
Yes, but you will need to plan your work schedule around your internship hours. We recommend no more than part-time hours, as your responsibilities as a City Intern may be quite extensive depending upon the activities occurring within your Concentration at that time.

Does the internship offer financial aid?
City Church Internship is unable to provide financial aid. We recommend you seek sponsorship to offset the costs of relocation and housing. If you are a student at IU or SEU, you may qualify for a scholarship to cover the fees associated with the internship. Check with your undergraduate academic advisor about this possibility.

Is there a summer internship option?
Yes.

Can I overlap Concentrations?
You will have the opportunity to “minor” in other areas or shift the focus of your Concentration once you begin the program. Your intern advisor will assist as you make these changes.

When does the Internship Program start?
It depends. Summer interns are expected to begin in May for training. Details regarding the type and days of training will be shared with those accepted into the program. One-year internships might start in May (summer) or August (fall).

Does the City Church Internship have on-site housing/dorms?
No. We do assist those who have been accepted into the program in securing adequate housing in the form of apartments or townhomes within a close proximity to our campus. We do connect those accepted into the program when there is a request to share an apartment with another City Intern.

Do you have a daycare for my children?
The internship does not provide day care services for children.

Does City Church guarantee me a job at City Church after the completion of my internship?
No. The staff at City Church is built by relationships (as well as skill, character, integrity, and anointing) rather than a secular “job hunting” model. We do not offer a job placement as such. The weight is on you to build relationships and sow yourself into the life of the church. With that said, we are committed to assisting every intern, post-graduation. Your Director will help you create a resume’ that highlights the marketable skills that you have acquired in your Concentrations. S/he will also identify potential job openings through the social networks of the City Church team.

What should I bring?
You should have a personal phone with adequate memory and space. You will be provided with a laptop and/or tablet to be used during your term as a City Intern. The majority of your responsibilities will require that you have reliable transportation. This makes a car and valid driver’s license mandatory components to the Internship.

Is there a limit to the number of interns accepted into the program?
No.

What are the deadlines to apply?
The summer internship deadline is the end of April. The fall internship deadline is the end of July.

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