Though we work with young adults from every walk of life (from those involved as full - time students to those who have full - time careers) one of the key foundational programs at Connect Ministries is our Internship Program. Each year we take on many young emerging leaders who have a desire to gain ministry experience and develop their leadership potential. We send them out to do mission together while partnering with local churches or church plants in vulnerable neighbourhoods.
At the beginning of our year we do not know what kind of mission the Lord will create through our Interns as they head out but we trust His Spirit to guide and direct our Interns into doing some God inspired things. While our Interns our doing ministry Connect Ministries comes alongside to train, coach and mentor them (and the churches they serve in) in their ministry and leadership development. At the same time we try to recruit other young adults to work alongside our Interns by joining them in their mission community and the work our Interns are involved in.
Any Intern that wishes to get a Bachelors or Masters degree in Theology or Mission can enroll in our partner the "Antioch School Of Church Planting And Leadership Development" as a furtherance to their education. For more information on our school please see the "Antioch School" link in our menu at the top of this page.
There is a financial commitment we require from our Interns to cover housing, food, transportation and other costs. Interns are encouraged to raise their support and all donations are tax receiptable if from Canada or the U.S.A. Once accepted as an Intern Connect Ministries will work with you in helping you raise your support. For more information please download the Intern FAQ Information Sheet below.
Our Internship Program usually begins with a training retreat that allows all of us to get to know each other within a team building experience. This retreat also provides us the opportunity to begin the process of seeking God's voice for what He wants to accomplish through the lives of our Interns while they serve Him for the year. This is just the first of many retreats that our Interns will experience while serving throughout their year. Interns also receive ongoing training and supervision as well as coaching and mentoring during their year at Connect Ministries. Our focus in their leadership development is to see them become leaders who serve from the inside out - from a spiritual depth that allows the Spirit of Christ to fill them so whatever they do is done by the power of God. Therefore, our training and mentoring will focus both on their inner life development as well as the skills needed to be a leader.
If interested in becoming an Intern please download the Intern Application Package below.