Journey Church Residency and Internship Programs are designed to help emerging church leaders understand and develop the calling God has put on their life. Through hands-on experience working in church ministry, participants hone leadership skills, explore personal growth, and refine their faith in Jesus Christ. Requirements for each of our leadership training programs are listed below. Take the next step by completing an application.
Residency & Internship
Personal mentoring and leadership training to equip emerging church leaders for a lifetime of ministry
For college graduates with a clear call to vocational ministry and some past ministry experience. Residents are asked to commit to the program for a year or more, but adjustments can be made depending on individual circumstances.
For graduating high school or college-age, young adults who desire to serve Jesus Christ though working in a church-based ministry. Internships span from three months to a year depending on the need of the applicant and what is available.
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
– Ephesians 4:11-16
The Journey Residency Program is for college graduates with past ministry experience who have a call to vocational ministry. Residents are matched with a specific ministry area and work directly with leadership to learn, grow, and gain a complete, 360-degree view of professional church ministry. Our program focuses on six key developmental components designed to equip emerging leaders for a lifetime of ministry significance.
Residents are expected to work at least 20 hours per week for the duration of the program and will receive a monthly stipend. The ideal length of the Residency Program is one year or more, but can be adjusted depending on the specific needs of the applicant. A long term commitment allows the opportunity to fully immersed in Journey Church and gain the experience and toolset necessary to competently lead in full-time ministry.
Take the next step and complete the residency application today. Once your application is reviewed and accepted you will have the opportunity to participate in our in-depth selection process involving a series of interviews, reference checks, and a background screening.
The Journey Internship Program is for graduating high school, or college-age, young adults who desire to serve Jesus Christ through working in church-based ministry. Once accepted into the program, interns are matched to a ministry area based on experience, team chemistry, passion, and goals. Under the supervision of a ministry areas pastor or director, interns have the opportunity to experience professional church ministry through six developmental components.
Interns are expected to work between 15-20 hours per week for the duration of the program. In most cases, Journey Internships are not paid.
To apply for the Journey Internship Program, complete and submit the application. Once your application is reviewed and accepted you will have the opportunity to participate in our in-depth selection process which involves a series of interviews, reference checks, and a background screening.
The primary purpose of our leadership training programs is to provide significant and real-life experience in church ministry. As a participant, you will integrate into the daily activity of the church and work alongside other church leaders to experience every facet of a church ministry career.
Just as Jesus coached the disciples giving them feedback and reevaluating their performances, we provide intentional leadership coaching to the individuals in our programs. For the duration of your time on staff at Journey, you will have one-on-one coaching sessions to encourage, mentor, and provide practical advice and direction for your current tasks and assignments.
In addition to helping to develop leadership skills, the leadership training programs ensure you are also taking steps to develop and grow personally. Personal development is about who your are, rather than what you do. You will have regular sessions with a coach to discuss personal challenges, explore your faith and ensure you are growing both was as a person and as a Christian.
Both the Internship and Residency programs incorporate specialized leadership training curriculum at varying levels. Assignments provide valuable insight into different components of church leadership and help program participants develop a rich toolset to utilize during work in the church. The curriculum covers topics such as self leadership, relational leadership, and organization leadership.
Being a part of a winning team is contagious! To cultivate a church culture that is positive and healthy, we must be positive and healthy people. The Journey culture has evolved as a result of developing and nurturing positive and healthy relationships. As part of our winning team, you will experience the many nuances and attitudes that have made Journey a thriving community.
Program participants regularly engage in a formal evaluation process. We use evaluations as a tool to ensure your are on track in your program. During the evaluation we will review your readiness for ministry and address areas for improvement that may have been overlooked elsewhere.
- Journey Kids (Birth—5th Grade)
- Journey Students (6th—12th Grade)
- College and Young Adults
- Creative Arts
- Small Groups
- Campus Pastor
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Once your application is reviewed and accepted, you will be invited to participate in our selection process which involves a series of interviews, reference checks, and a background screening.