INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The First Baptist Internship Program exists to encourage, equip, and expose the next generation of disciple-makers.


NEXT GEN PASTOR

ESTEBAN MENDIZABAL

 

WE WANT TO TAKE INTENTIONAL TIME TO INVEST IN PEOPLE THAT GOD HAS CALLED TO DISCOVER MORE OF WHAT THEIR ROLE IS IN THE KINGDOM. OUR HOPE IS TO RISE UP GENERATIONS OF KINGDOM LEADERS THAT ARE “EQUIPPED FOR THE WORKS OF MINISTRY” (EPHESIANS 4:12).

 

INTERNS ARE ENCOURAGED, EQUIPPED, AND EXPOSED TO THE WORK OF LOCAL CHURCH MINISTRY THROUGH HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUSTAINING A LIFETIME OF KINGDOM IMPACT.

 

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

Internships break down into 4 categories that we hope foster growth and consistent spiritual formation.



STAFF & TRAINING TIMES

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 FOR 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 STAFF AND INTERNS.


ONE-ON-ONES

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. THEY ALSO FUNCTION AS TIMES TO CLARIFY EXPECTATIONS OR INSTRUCTION FROM YOUR SUPERVISOR IF NEED.


HANDS ON EXPERIENCE

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.


RETREATS

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Here are some key expectations while participating in the First Baptist internship program.



SUSTAINABLE PACES

WE EXPECT EACH OF OUR INTERNS TO WORK AND LIVE AT A SUSTAINABLE PACE. OUR GOAL FOR INTERNSHIPS IS NEVER TO END IN BURNOUT. WE AS A STAFF ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING INTERNS FOSTER A SUSTAINABLE PACE WITH THE WORKLOAD GIVEN TO EACH INTERN.  WE ALSO ASK THAT EACH INTERN DOES THEIR PART BY PLANNING AND COMMUNICATING PROPERLY DURING THIS INTERNSHIP SEASON.


THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEIR WILL NOT BE BUSY WEEKS OR A BUSY MONTH. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT ASSIGNED PROJECTS CAN CONSISTENTLY NOT BE COMPLETED. HOWEVER, THIS IS A COMMITMENT TO HELP INTERNS NAVIGATE A LIFESTYLE-ORIENTED AROUND KINGDOM MINISTRY THAT CAN LAST FOR YEARS TO COME.


CONSISTENT PURSUIT OF CHRIST

WE EXPECT EACH OF OUR INTERNS TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY SPIRITUAL LIVES AROUND CHRIST. THIS MEANS THAT A CONSISTENT EFFORT IN THE WAYS OF JESUS IS STRIVED FOR IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC.


SUPPORT OF LEADERSHIP

WE EXPECT EACH OF OUR INTERNS TO HELP SUPPORT THE MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES OF FIRST BAPTIST KINGSBURG. THIS INCLUDES HELPING IN SUPPORT WITH ITS STAFF, PASTORS, AND ELDERS. WE STRIVE TO BE A UNIFIED STAFF AROUND THE WAYS OF JESUS. THIS INCLUDES THE SUBMISSION AND TRUST IN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CHURCH. HOWEVER, WE ALSO VALUE TRANSPARENCY, AND IF THERE ARE DECISIONS OR THOUGHTS THAT YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH, PLEASE HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR AND LEADERSHIP.


RETREATS

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.

FAQ

WHAT ARE THE INTERNSHIP, RESIDENCY, AND APPRENTICESHIP DATES?

EACH INTERNSHIP, RESIDENCY, AND APPRENTICESHIP DIFFER DEPENDING ON A HANDFUL OF FACTORS. HOWEVER, INTERNSHIPS ARE USUALLY OFFERED FOR 9-MONTH PERIODS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, OR 3-MONTH INTERNSHIPS IN THE SUMMER. RESIDENCY AND APPRENTICESHIPS ON AVERAGE WILL LAST 1 TO 3 YEARS DEPENDING ON THE READINESS AND EXPERIENCE OF THE PERSON. THESE WILL USUALLY BE OFFERED BEGINNING AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR.

 

EACH OF THESE CAN BE EXTENDED OR SHORTENED IF DETERMINED BY INTERN DIRECTOR AND PASTORS.

 

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR AN INTERN, RESIDENT , OR APPRENTICE?

INTERNS' TIME COMMITMENT RANGES FROM 15-20 HOURS A WEEK. RESIDENTS' AND APPRENTICES' TIME COMMITMENT ARE A 40 WORK WEEK.

 

WHEN ARE PAY PERIODS?

IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATIING IN A PAID INTERNSHIP POSITION YOU WILL RECEIVE A CHECK WITH YOUR AGREED UPON STIPEND AMOUNT ON THE 1ST AND 15TH OF THE MONTH.

 

WHAT ARE OFFICE HOURS?

OUR NORMAL OFFICE HOURS ARE M-TH 8:00AM-4:30PM

 

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

OUR IN-OFFICE DRESS CODE IS CASUAL. WE ASK THAT EACH INTERN, RESIDENT, AND APPRENTICE USES THEIR BEST DISCERNMENT IN APPROPRIATE WEAR FOR A DAY AT WORK.

 

SUNDAY MORNING DRESS CODE IS CLOSER TO BUSINESS CASUAL. ON STAGE COLLARED SHIRTS AND PANTS ARE PREFERRED FOR MEN. NON-REVEALING DRESSES OR APPROPRIATE TOP AND BOTTOM COMBINATIONS ARE PREFFERRED FOR WOMEN.

 

THIS MAY VARY WORKING WITH VARIOUS AGE GROUPS. PLEASE DISCUSS WITH SUPERVISOR IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS.


HAVE QUESTIONS?

CONTACT PASTOR ESTEBAN

EMAIL | ESTEBAN@1BK.CHURCH

PHONE | (559) 375-3739

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