Internship, Apprentice, & Resident Program
We strive to be a training center at First Baptist. We are beyond excited to pour into individuals who are going after the opportunity to know more of where they are being called by God into ministry.
3 months —1 year
Exploration through service opportunities
Internships: opportunities within broader capacities to test passions & giftings
Training: exploration of giftings
Assignments: more broadly focused
- Deeper love for Christ and His bride
- New tools toward living effectively in the world
- Deployment into next phase of journey with blessing from KFB
Focused opportunities into spiritual giftings
Apprenticeships: opportunities into more specific areas toward clear discernment in life and vocational ministry
Training: specialized into targeted arenas
Assignments: varies with focused assignments
- Discernment of ministry calling concrete
- New tools in ministry and life in Christ
- Clear calling into next steps of life & ministry
- Deployment & commissioning fromKFB
Pin-point opportunities of refining service
Residencies: opportunities into very specific areas of development toward vocational ministry
Training: that is completely focused Assignments: specialized toward ministry area and spiritual giftings
- Equipped for ministry assignments
- Mastery of tools in ministry and life in Christ
- Refinement of gifts and abilities needed for next steps of ministry
- Deployment and commissioning fromKFB
THE FIRST BAPTIST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM EXISTS TO ENCOURAGE, EQUIP, AND EXPOSE THE NEXT GENERATION OF DISCIPLE-MAKERS
We expect each of our interns to attend a monthly staff meeting, a monthly staff training, and a monthly intern training.
We schedule all of these staff meetings on the same day of the month for convenience and team comrade. These are valuable times, not only for the information learned, but for the team bonding among the staff and interns.
We expect each of our interns to attend a regular, one-on-one meeting with their supervisor as often as agreed upon.
These function as a check-in time for you and your supervisor. The focus of these meetings is to touch base about ministry projects and job growth in order for supervisors to know how to better lead you. These one-on-ones also function as times to clarify expectations or instruction from your supervisor if needed.
We expect each of our interns to regularly engage in hands-on ministry experience. These opportunities will primarily focus in your assigned internship area. however, we value team very highly and you may be asked to work for different events or projects that may not be in your specified ministry area.
We expect each of our interns to attend and actively participate in both retreats. These retreats are opportunities to dive deeper into key spiritual formation teachings and practices. This is a time to learn, experience God, and debrief with fellow interns and leaders.
Here are 8 skills that internships and residents can expect to grow in: