What are the details to your pastoral internship?

Several of you asked about specific details to our internship, so I put a page up that explains those details:  Pastoral Internship Template Page.  Our interns receive no pay and there is no money in our church budget given to it.  See this previous post for more explanation:  Can my church have a pastoral internship if we have no money or resources?


Shepherding Project:

Each intern must come up with a group in the church that they will regularly visit, minister to, and report back to the pastors.  This project could be to visit the elderly widows in the church, or the newest young parents.  They ask questions to learn about them, know how to pray for them, and seek their wisdom on different matters.  The goal is that the interns do real ministry with real people as much as possible.


Pray for the Membership:

Each intern must follow the daily prayer guide of our church that provides a way to pray for the entire membership of the church in one month.  They are to report back at our weekly interns meetings of their diligence to this task.


Basic required reading for discussions:

Visit the Sick: Ministering God’s Grace in Times of Illness (Foreword by Mark Dever)  By Brian Croft

Test, Train, Affirm & Send into Ministry: Recovering the Local Church’s Responsibility in the External Call (Foreword by Dr. Albert Mohler)  By Brian Croft

Conduct Gospel-centered Funerals: Applying the Gospel at the Unique Challenges of Death   By: Brian Croft and Phil Newton

The Pastor’s Family: Shepherding your family through the challenges of pastoral ministry. By Brian and Cara Croft

Care for Widows  (In process of being published)


Further questions?

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