Vision

Here at Northwest Hills, our vision is to Love Jesus, Live like Jesus, and Make Him Known. To live like Jesus is to serve and to live in community. Though Jesus invited thousands of people to come and follow him, only a few went on that journey. Our desire is for you to join us on a nine-month journey of transformation where we walk alongside you as you strive to live like Jesus. Our path together will focus on spiritual disciplines and serving in the local church, all while you live in community with other believers. 

Focus

This internship program gives leaders the opportunity to actively explore and receive training in vocational ministry. Our hope is to prepare and send out emerging leaders to make Jesus known in a variety of contexts. Interns will be committed to 12 hours a week for nine months, receiving practical ministry training as well as Bible training throughout their service to prepare and equip them for ministry. The valuable experience and opportunities that interns receive will help shape them in their lifelong  journey to live like Jesus and make him known.

Application Process

The ideal candidate:

  • Falls in the age range of 18 – 25 years old
  • Is living a life in Christ and desiring to grow in their walk with the Lord
  • Supports our vision to Love Jesus, Live like Jesus, and Make Him Known.
  • Affirms the basic doctrines of Christian faith (see teaching tab at nwhills.com)
  • Possesses a desire to follow leadership and lead others also
  • Maintains a teachable spirit and flexible attitude that is necessary for ministry

All interested applicants are required to submit the Internship Application. A select group of applicants will be chosen for the interview process. After the interview process is complete, applicants will be notified if they have been chosen for the Internship Program.

Ministry Tracks

 

Youth Ministry

Key job responsibilities
  • Planning and executing church wide youth events, studies, and gatherings
  • Summer camp planning, prepping, and executing
  • Assisting with middle school and high school social media accounts
  • Various administrative tasks as needed
  • Attend and contribute to brainstorms and planning for future
Qualifications
  • Loves and follows Jesus 
  • Consistent devotional life
  • Some youth ministry experience
  • A coachable and humble spirit

 

Worship Ministry

Key job responsibilities
  • Weekly music practice
  • Actively participating in Sunday morning services
  • Planning, preparation of Sunday elements including multitrack prep and stage prep
  • Assisting with creative elements of band, vocals, A/V, and stage design
  • Attend and contribute to brainstorms and planning for future
  • As fit participates in youth ministry music
Qualifications
  • Loves and follows Jesus 
  • Talented and growing in musical ability or technical skills 
  • Desire to dream, learn, serve, lead, and grow musically and spiritually
  • Able to work well both independently and as a team player

 

Children’s Ministry

Key job responsibilities

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Pastoral Ministry

Key job responsibilities
  • Assist pastors in integrating new guests and believers into community
  • Equip and resource volunteer leaders as they serve throughout the week.
  • Join forces with Sunday planning and Care teams to lead and care for members
  • Teach in various areas of ministry 
  • Participate in shepherding and pastoral care 
  • Help in different aspects of services and events
Preferred Qualifications
  • Loves and follows Jesus
  • A spirit of humility, servanthood, and a desire to be coached
  • A preference to empower and equip a team of people to accomplish goals
  • A calling to serve in vocational ministry in the local church.

Details + Information

Housing

  • Interns will receive free housing on church campus as part of the intern program
  • Appliances, kitchen necessities, and living room furniture is supplied 
  • Bedroom furniture will be supplied by the intern
  • Depending on applications and capacity, interns may have a roommate 
  • Each intern will pay a fixed rate of $50/mo. for utilities (electric, water, gas, garbage)

Weekly Schedule

  • 12 hours of work will be required of every intern
  • Weekly schedule will be set depending on the area of ministry and supervisor
  • Sample schedule: Sun – 4 hrs, Tues – 1hr, Wed – 4 hrs, Thur – 3 hrs. 

Duration

  • Internship runs from September through mid june (9 months)
  • Duration may have potential to extend into summer if approved

Traveling

  • Throughout the duration of the internship, some departments will travel. These trips are mandatory, however, transportation and lodging will be provided.

Off-site work/College coursework

  • We encourage all of our interns to either work a part-time job or take courses in higher-education during their time as an intern
  • This responsibility plus 12 intern hours per week creates the optimal situation for the intern to establish a weekly rhythm and life habits necessary for future success 

Weekends

  • Weekend days of Friday and Saturday have potential for traveling, recreation, etc. 
  • All Sundays will be required for serving with an allowance of 4 Sundays off