Do you want to deepen your relationship with Jesus? Learn more about yourself and how you are wired? Gain more understanding in youth ministry through a world class training program and first-hand experience? If you answered yes to these questions, you will want to apply for an internship with West Michigan Youth for Christ!
West Michigan Youth for Christ reaches lost students through authentic, Christ-sharing relationships. We have ministry sites in public middle and high schools, inner city neighborhoods, and in the juvenile detention centers. In addition to experience with one of these ministries, you will receive excellent training by your direct supervisor as well as our intern cohort trainings held once a month. Learn together with other interns doing similar work as you, fall deeper in love with Jesus, and make an impact on the Kingdom of God. It's time to take the leap and join our team!
We are looking for individuals who are:
Followers of Jesus
Passionate about reaching out to lost and unchurched students
The responsibilities of an intern range from week to week, but you will be able to experience multiple facets of the youth ministry field. Some of the things you will participate in are:
Meeting lost students in their world (contacting via lunch room visits and sporting events)
Experiencing multiple relational ministry actions (one on ones, building times, small groups)
Planning club and other large group gatherings
Recruiting, training and caring for volunteers
Sharing a large group wrap-up with students
Collaborating with other WMYFC staff and other likeminded partners
Participating in intern cohort gatherings
Preparing for events and other administrative tasks
We offer both paid and unpaid internships
Our interns work 10-15 hours per week.
An internship with WMYFC is 9-months long, starting in the beginning of September and ending in the beginning of May.
No prior ministry experience is required
Middle/High School ministry internships are available
Urban and Suburban ministry sites are available throughout West Michigan