If you think being an intern means being a gopher or doing grunt work, you're right.
But it's so much more.
toughest jobs you’ll ever have, but it’s a chance to be a part of
something bigger than yourself.
the world for the kingdom of Christ is bigger than any of us.
Whatever your gifts are, we want to help you maximize
Is sports your calling? We can show you how to use sports
ministries to spread the gospel.
trips and service projects your thing? Come work alongside us in our local and global
Love discipling middle
school students? We can make that happen
It’s time to use your God-given gifts for his glory. We want to partner with you at Istrouma.
Istrouma's Internship Ministry is focused on developing young
leaders in their calling, character, and competencies by expanding the kingdom
of God locally and globally.
that development has to be intentional.
Our development as people and as leaders must involve a
focused and purposeful approach, not haphazard busyness.
that we need to develop leaders, not use leaders. Too often, internship
programs are used as a breeding ground for grunt labor. We recognize this tendency and want to insure
we are pouring into our interns’ lives.
that development takes place within the context of ministry. Development of leaders must involve practical
application within an active ministry context for it to be useful.
that development takes place within the context of relationship.
Development of leaders
always involves a series of key relationships including peers and ministry
that rising leaders need proximity to seasoned leaders.
One of the most
significant things that we can do to develop leaders is simply allow them to be
around other more mature leaders. We all
learn by observation and through relationship.
that development must be holistic.
Development must address a range of issues including
personal, theological, ministry skills, and missional development with the aim
of developing the whole person.
that development must be broad-based but individually focused.
It is obvious that no
programmatic plan will absolutely develop every person engaged in that plan. There must be individually tailored elements
alongside the broad-based plan.