The minimum time commitment for an internship is 90 days, and may be extended for up to two years. Internships may be started at any time of the year.
While interns come as volunteers, there are many benefits in addition to the valuable practical experiences.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The internship program provides an opportunity, as part of a ministry team, to develop personal ministry skills as you serve others. As much as possible, it is to be a seeing, practicing, and doing experience. The long-range goal is to develop effective, committed, and realistic Christian leaders who will ultimately train others. By preparing Christian leaders, counselors, social workers, missionaries, ministers, teachers, and administrators, Christian Encounter Ministries serves the larger body of Christ.Ministry today is as demanding as it has ever been. Society is creating new strains of emotional turmoil faster than the helping professions can identify and classify them. This confronts the Christian community with personal and vocational challenges of monumental proportion. These challenges range from intimidating to overwhelming.Meeting the deep needs of resident students demands more than theoretical awareness of the problems. Staff and interns (short-term missionaries) are presented with situations which require creativity, a firm grounding in the principles of scripture, and personal resourcefulness in the Holy Spirit.As you serve others, God ministers to you. In loving others, you discover the depth and strength of His love. As you encourage others to grow, God matures you as His child. Whether your future holds ministry to a congregation, a Sunday School class, a neighbor, or your own family, CEM's training programs assist you in making the transition from the theoretical to the practical with personal growth in Christ as a natural by-product.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IN MINISTRY
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