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Geneva Presbyterian Church

Youth and Children's Ministry Intern

Geneva Presbyterian Church
Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 10/06/2009
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Nine Month Youth and Children’s InternshipNine Month Youth and Children’s Internship

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Goal: The goal for this internship is for the intern to experience all of the challenges and blessings of serving in leadership in the youth and children’s ministry in a small church. To facilitate this experience, this internship will allow the intern to work in the following areas:

Leading: Over the course of the internship, the intern will participate in the leadership team(s) for youth and children’s ministry. The intern will be responsible for helping the teams to develop and execute programs with youth and programs with children. The intern will also assist with preparing agendas for ministry team meetings with the elder for youth and children’s ministry.

Teaching: The intern will help teach, lead large and small group activities, and help with other activities essential to discipleship among Geneva’s children and youth.

Pastoral Care: The intern will take part in the prayer ministry of the church, attending each weekly prayer group meeting and bringing the prayer concerns of our youth and children to this ministry.

Contact Work: The intern will also make efforts to be with youth in their own environment (sports games, schools, etc.). Contact work with children will take place at church.

Administration: The intern will be responsible for making and improving communications with parents on behalf of the youth and children’s ministry team(s). The intern will also write an article for the monthly newsletter. The intern will track event registrations, coordinate arrangements for trips, and monitor fund raising. The intern will attend all staff meetings, and meetings of the youth and children’s ministry team(s). The intern will attend session meetings as invited.

Reflection & Coaching: The pastor will meet be-weekly with the intern for prayer and reflection regarding the experience. The intern will also write a paper evaluating the effectiveness and making suggestions for improvement of all youth, children’s and parenting ministries at Geneva Presbyterian Church.

Support Team: A couple of designated members from the Youth Leadership Team and the Children’s Ministry Team will meet with the intern on a monthly basis to help in coaching and supporting the intern in their growth within the position.

Faith: The intern must love Jesus Christ, be supportive of both women and men in leadership, and believe that we are saved by grace through Jesus Christ.

This is a full time, salaried internship paying $1,500.00 per month. We are hoping to help find housing for a candidate if they do not live in this area. The internship is designed for individuals preparing for a career in ministry with some education, background, or experience in a related area.

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