Internships

The Palmwood Church family desires to be a healthy local church that makes disciples, develops leaders for Jesus’ harvest and plants other local churches to help expand His rule and reign on the earth.  To that end, we have developed a limited number of non-paid internships for church planters and other local ministry leaders to learn more about church planting, effective ministry and receive ministry mentoring for a greater impact.  Interested in more information? See the offerings below or contact our office at (321) 348-0020.

Church Planter Internship (3 Month)

This non-paid internship is designed to be a short-term, “taste and see” experience. The intern will work with the Palmwood Church Leadership Team and will cover a vast array of church plant processes and procedures.  For those who may be at the investigation stage to discern if God is calling them to the pioneering work of church planting, this is an excellent opportunity. This internship experience also includes a full ministry assessment of the individual/couple to help in the discernment process. Live outside of Metropolitan Orlando? Temporary housing can be arranged.

Church Planter Internship (1 Year)

This non-paid internship is designed for those who are seriously pursuing church planting experience and mentoring. Over the course of one year, the intern will be included in Church Leadership Team meetings and will be given specific responsibilities to gain on the job ministry experience in church planting. Candidates must have high recommendations from either a local church pastor or seminary faculty, must be in complete agreement with Palmwood Church’s Statement of Faith, and must sense a calling to church planting. This internship experience also includes a full ministry assessment of the individual/couple to help in the discernment process. Special consideration will be given to those seeking experience to plant a church in the Southeastern United States or on the foreign mission field. Interns will be expected to have their own support, insurance, housing and transportation.

Youth Ministry Internship (Variable)

This non-paid internship is specifically designed for the development of a student/youth ministry within the context of a new church plant. Specialized mentoring will be provided by the Lead Pastor and an established youth pastor in the area. The intern will be included in Church Leadership Team meetings and will be given specific responsibilities to gain on the job ministry experience. Candidates must have high recommendations from either a local church pastor or seminary faculty, must be in complete agreement with Palmwood Church’s Statement of Faith, and must sense a calling to student/youth ministry. This internship experience also includes a full ministry assessment of the individual/couple to help in the discernment process.  Special consideration will be given to those seeking experience to join a team planting a church in the Southeastern United States.  Interns will be expected to have their own support, insurance, housing and transportation.

Technologies Internship (Variable)

This non-paid internship is specifically designed for the development of ministry technologies within the context of a new church plant. Specialized mentoring will be provided by the Lead Pastor. The intern will be included in Church Leadership Team meetings and will be given specific responsibilities to gain on the job ministry experience. Candidates must have high recommendations from either a local church pastor or seminary faculty, must be in complete agreement with Palmwood Church’s Statement of Faith, and must have experience in internet technologies, smartphone/tablet applications, and website design. This internship experience also includes a full ministry assessment of the individual/couple to help in the discernment process. Special consideration will be given to those seeking experience to join a team planting a church in the Southeastern United States. Interns will be expected to have their own support, insurance, housing and transportation.Administrative Internship (Variable)

Church Administration Internship (Variable)

This non-paid internship is designed for those who are seeking an administrative or executive pastoral role in the context of a new church plant.  Specialized mentoring will be provided by the Lead Pastor. The intern will be included in Church Leadership Team meetings and will be given specific responsibilities to gain on the job ministry experience. Candidates must have high recommendations from either a local church pastor or seminary faculty, must be in complete agreement with Palmwood Church’s Statement of Faith, and must sense a calling to and giftedness in administrative ministry.This internship experience also includes a full ministry assessment of the individual/couple to help in the discernment process. Special consideration will be given to those seeking experience to join a team planting a church in the Southeastern United States. Interns will be expected to have their own support, insurance, housing and transportation.

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