Get real-world training for a future in ministry

Interested in pursuing full-time vocational ministry—either in the church or at a non-profit? Our internship program will put you side by side with the Sojourn staff to develop and hone your leadership, relational, and ministry skills. Partner with us and get hands-on experience. 

Applications open March 2021. 

  • To identify, train, and invest in leaders with potential and a desire for full time ministry.
  • To develop leadership gifts, skills, and ministry experience through staff relationships and hands-on work.
  • To have interns serve the staff and ministry programs to which they are assigned and meaningfully contribute to the existing work of our growing church.
  • To reach more people with the mission of the church by supporting, training, and offering opportunities to gifted and hungry leaders.
  • To be a pipeline for future staff in the local church network and beyond.
  • To help interns discern a call and desire for full time ministry work.
  • Be a member or member in process at Sojourn East.
  • Participate in and attend all intern trainings, meetings, and retreats for the duration of the program.
  • Demonstrate a healthy, growing relationship with Christ and demonstrate a lifestyle above reproach.
  • Be a team player by engaging with existing staff, fellow interns, and people served.
  • Demonstrate a teachable heart and willing spirit to grow, learn, work hard, and take initiative.
  • Spend 10-15 hours per week on training assignments, meetings, relationships, and programming.
General responsibilities:
  • Fully participate in the intern trainings by attending:
    • Training meetings with your department staff (1-2 per month)
    • Training meetings with entire intern cohort (1-2 per month)
    • East staff gatherings, trainings, and social functions (1 per quarter)
    • Training retreats or events (1 per semester)
  • Accomplish assignments, projects, and responsibilites on time, with excellence.
  • Meaningfully contribute to the specific ministry program, fellow staff and interns, and the people of Sojourn East.

  • All interns are expected to raise $400/month of personal support, which will be matched by Sojourn totaling $800/month.
  • All funds should be raised or pledged by the intern’s start date.
  • Interns should have ongoing communication with donors.

Program runs August 1-June 30

  • March 15-April 15: application process open
  • April 15-May 15: interviews and hires
  • July: fundraising training and active fundraising
  • August 1: first day 
  • June 30: last day

Have questions? Contact Seth Michels for more information.

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East Interns

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Matthew Heaton

Michael O'Neal

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