General Job Description
Internships are available in a number of exciting ministries
including: children’s ministry, student ministry, college, missions, sports,
media, production, etc. Each of these
areas will have specific requirements and expectations.
In general, the requirements are:
Model Christlikeness in daily living.
Assist the ministry-area pastor in carrying out
the day-to-day activities of the ministry as well as helping to shape the
vision of the ministry.
Assist in other ministry areas and participate
in all-church events as needed.
Become an active and engaged member of Istrouma.
Pastoral ministry interns will
shadow the senior pastor. They will
accompany the pastor in diverse ministry settings including staff meetings, hospital
visitation, evangelism, prayer meetings, etc.
They will assist in research and collaborate in sermon preparation. They will serve in other ministries as
assigned. Opportunities for teaching may
Adult Discipleship Ministry
Adult ministry interns will work alongside the Discipleship Pastor,
helping to develop and strengthen discipleship at Istrouma. They will
have opportunities to assist in leading individuals and small groups of
people to become more like Christ. Additionally, they’ll have the
opportunity to see, evaluate and affect change in Istrouma’s overall
Worship Ministry interns will assist in the planning and execution of
our weekly worship services and other special events. Skills in
ministering to people, music preparation, rehearsing others,
communication, administration and technology will be strengthened.
Specific giftings will be utilized as much as possible, but a broad
overview of worship ministry will be given to provide for a well-rounded
Missions ministry interns will work closely with the Missions Minister as
they serve in a variety of mission projects. Interns will assist with
Istrouma's Refugee/international ministry, participate in and have
leadership responsibilities in evangelism, outreach programs and
tutoring programs. They will read selected books and articles in order
to develop their theology and philosophy of missions. Opportunities may
arise for interns to attend and lead mission trips.
Ministry Interns will shadow the Preschool Minister in daily duties.
They will accompany the Preschool Minister in ministering to preschool
parents through Parenting Classes, Baby Dedication, TotTunes and MOPS
(Mothers of Preschoolers). Interns will also assist in planning
regularly scheduled events (Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights) and
special events such as Blast (VBS), Mother & Daughter Tea, Dads
& Dudes. They will have the opportunity to serve in preschool
classroom settings to obtain firsthand experience in how preschoolers
learn at each stage of their development.
Interns will have front-line interaction with elementary age children
and parents and will have the opportunity to lead in both small group
and large group environments. Additionally they will play a pivotal role
in connecting our sports outreach with our weekly children's ministry.
Events include Red Stick Weekend, Retreats, Kids Kamp, and Blast Week
(VBS). Interns will be exposed to the reasoning for and implementation
of appropriate environments and opportunities.
Ministry interns will work as an integral part of the existing Student
Ministry team. They will lead Sunday morning small groups, invest in a
home group of high school students, and also provide leadership to our
Wednesday night middle school activities. Interns will work to establish
a presence on a variety of local school campuses, increasing the reach
of the Istrouma Student Ministry. Personal organization, working hard
behind the scenes, and the ability to relate to students are critical
qualities for potential interns.
College ministry interns will work alongside the minister to
college students and twenty-somethings. These interns will work closely with
the ministry efforts at Louisiana State University. They will spend
time on campus promoting an environment of small group discipleship,
teaching in those small groups, and engaging students outside of our
current church family. Opportunities may arise for interns to teach in
large group college ministry functions.
Sports ministry interns will be trained in using sports to teach the
gospel through redemptive qualities. They will help with the planning
and implementation of sports events. They will have opportunities to
help with taking care of facilities, painting fields and responsibility
for handling equipment. Interns will also be part of a discipleship
Videography interns will work alongside Istrouma's communications
team and will assist with conceptualizing, shooting, and editing original works used at Istrouma.
As part of communications team, interns will have the opportunity to
impact the creative development of videography used within the church
Production interns will work under the umbrella of the Worship Ministry in the Production area, including but not limited to audio, video, and lighting. These interns will assist in the technical aspects involved with creating quality worship service environments and providing production support for other venues. Interns in this area need to have technical skills as well as attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.
Women's Ministry interns will gain experience working alongside the Director of Women's Ministries, assisting in event planning, curriculum selection, small group oversight, and more. Opportunities for teaching and small group leadership may arise.
design interns will work alongside Istrouma's communications team and
will assist with print, electronic, and photography projects. As
part of the communications team, interns will have the opportunity to
be a part of the creative process, developing concepts for promotional
materials and campaigns within the church and community.