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Nappanee Missionary Church

2013 Summer Internships

Nappanee Missionary Church
Nappanee, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 10/31/2012
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Camping - Church Staff - Other - Other Pastor - Recreational/Sports Ministry - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Missionary Church
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

INTERNSHIP (SOAR) -- SUMMER 2013 -- Ministry Opportunities with a Discipleship Experience

"Grow your heart for God & others while growing your leadership & competency in ministry"

Internship Date: Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, August 11, 2013


Target:  SOAR is ideally setup for young adults who are recent college graduates or currently enrolled in college and are considering a potential vocation in ministry.  However, we will carefully consider all applicants.

SOAR is an experience that will ...
Expand your heart:
We desire to stir passion in your personal intimacy with Jesus Christ. We want to provide an opportunity for discipleship that is unique to you according to your areas of strength and weakness.

Expand your leadership:
We desire to help you grow in your pursuit of personal leadership excellence. We will challenge you in areas of time management, work ethic, confidence and organization.

Expand your ministry resume:
We desire to provide a platform for you to get a true taste of ministry. You will work directly and be mentored by someone experienced in their field of ministry. Multiple opportunities to lead and be challenged will be given.

Expand your mind:
We desire to help you develop greater confidence in the areas of decision making, conflict resolution, money management, personal care and relationship development.

The Story of NMC Internships
Nappanee Missionary Church has a history of more than 25 years of internships. Since the early 1980s, NMC has invested in young men and women, allowing them to “taste” and “experience” vocational ministry. In May of 1996, NMC launched SOAR, a 12-week summer internship. The goal of SOAR is to provide practical ministry experiences while also providing opportunities for interns to deepen their intimacy with Christ. Over the last several years, more than 140 young adults have been invested in and sent out, intent on making fully committed disciples wherever they are in the world.

NMC will cover costs that relate to housing, meals, curriculum and ministry expenses. In addition, each intern will receive an honorarium distributed in six bi-weekly paychecks.

Application Process
1. Fill out and submit the application by February 1, 2013, online at
If there are questions that you'd like answered before you apply, email or call Life Development Pastor, Terry Bley ( / 574-354-0402).
2. Apply as soon as possible. Someone will make contact with you immediately.  The application deadline is February 1, 2013, however, informal interviews and conversations will begin early January.
3. You will be contacted by a ministry department captain who will explain and guide you through the entire interview process.
4. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance into the SOAR program no later than the first week of March.

What former interns say about SOAR ...
“It’s an awesome, challenging program that will STRETCH you. You go in thinking you’re just going to learn about teaching God, you learn more about who you really are – which in turn helps you develop and you become a “communicator” in the process.” - Jessica Noelle (Indiana Wesleyan University Graduate)

“It has changed me for the better, opened my eyes to my selfishness and pride and given me a vision and passion in life to seek!: - Kieffer McCarron (Bethel College)

“It was a purposeful, challenging, stretching, but incredible summer. I was able to listen and see God work in and through me. It gave me a new perspective for my future and made me contemplate what I was actually living for.” - Tiffany Christensen (Bethel College)

“SOAR was completely life changing! God spoke to me in clear and affirming ways as to His calling on my life and the gifting he’s given me. I discovered and worked on developing my leadership style. I learned how to be a better communicator and work with a team of people where I was able to best utilize their strengths.” - Cortney Stace (Taylor University)

“It has absolutely changed my life in a positive way, more than i could have imagined; I’ll never be the same.” - Colin Urbanick (Indiana Wesleyan University)

“God grew and challenged me more in my walk with Him in fearlessness and boldness than ever before.” - Nicola Losik (University of Minnesota)


2012 SOAR intern testimonials can be seen here:

Nappanee Missionary Church
70417 State Road 19 North
PO Box 110
Nappanee, IN 46550
(574) 773-7773

Ministry Internship Opportunities

Children’s Ministries (infants-4th Grade)
• Coordinating/leading/communicating to volunteers for midweek programming
• Leading a midweek program
• Office support (behind-the-scenes preparation)
• Exposure to all age levels in Children’s Ministry Sunday programming
• Camp counselor at Kids’ Camp
• Prepare preschool picnic
• Assembling children’s workbooks for fall programs
• One-on-one Children’s Ministry master plan
• Building relationships (team, staff, volunteers and a group of children)

Student Ministries (5th-12th Grade)
• Relationship building/discipleship to students (one-on-one, Small Group and large group)
• Sunday morning programming
• Midweek programming
• Up-front communication
• Working with staff in a team setting
• Office/administration work
• Coordinating / leading / communicating to volunteers
• Leadership roles on Summer Trips / Camps.
• Education/promotion to parents

Young Adult Ministries
Programming of weekly worship services 
Planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and events 
Coordinating/leading/communicating with volunteers 
Planning and implementation of Sunday services and special events 
Up-front communication (large- and small-group settings) 
Office/administration work

Adult Ministries;;
Family Life Ministry - marriage, parenting, counseling
Adult Education - observation of teaching formats and styles
Adult Education - opportunities to teach and lead group venues
Care Ministry - everything from hospital coverage to visitor follow-up
Community Life - Small Group/Small Church ministry
Exposure to multi-site ministry

Worship Ministry
Assisting in the programming and planning of weekly worship services. 
Leading worship for diverse audiences (youth, young adults and adults). 
Leading worship for varying audience sizes (from 50-2000). 
Leading worship for youth summer trips. 
Working with and leading varied teams of musicians and vocalists. 
Leading and developing volunteers. 
Teamwork and staff communications. 
Exposure to ministry in a larger context. 
Opportunity to be mentored by experienced worship leaders. 
Administrative work (communicating with volunteers, scheduling, programming research and chart development). 
Developing an intermediate understanding of professional audio and media systems.

Media Ministry
Post-production of weekly video and audio products
Duplication and archiving of all video and audio products
Maintaining media mailings and onsite disc pick-up
Setup and operation of audio/visual equipment
Production of special projects for promotion, sermon illustrations and other ministry needs
Ensuring requests for audio/visual needs are met and troubleshooting as needed
Assisting the Coordinator of Media Ministries

Graphics/Communication Ministry
Producing weekly print communication materials
Designing visual communication pieces
Planning visual elements of teaching series
Planning special services and events
Photography, writing, editing and layout of monthly newsletter
Updating and editing website content
Creating weekly email newsletter