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Village Church College Internships

The Village Church College Internship exists to joyfully invest in the next generation of vocational and bi-vocational Christian leaders as they joyfully invest in the life of Village Church.

What will this program look like?

Nine months: Mid-August – Mid-May

10 Hours/Week: 4 Hours Sunday ... 6 Hours Mid-Week

Weekly Intern Gathering: Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm

Weekly One-on-One: 30 Minute Mentoring Check-In

Scheduled Ministry Times: Sundays 8AM-12PM + 6 Mid-Week Hours

Fall Kick-Off Retreat: Late August

Spring Debrief Retreat: Mid-May

Stipend: Included

What will this program feel like?

Holistic: Geared toward the holistic health and development of Christian leaders in ten key areas of life and ministry

Highly Relational: Significant relational time and focus with a team of like-minded leaders

Integrated: Integrating interns into the life of Village Church partners and families

Personalized: Specific training for specific leaders in specific areas of ministry

Robust: Real opportunities for real-life ministry assignments and development

Kingdom-Oriented: Geared toward future ministry at Village Church and beyond

Joyful: A joyful and playful edge to a sobering ministry endeavor

What will the weekly intern gathering look like?

We'll gather each week at the church to learn and grow together in our holistic health, focused on thinking like Jesus (Head) .. becoming like Jesus (Heart) .. and Serving like Jesus (Hands).

Our gatherings will include some kind of teaching and/or encouragement and exhortation ..robust discussion .. interactive exercises .. planning .. and prayer. This will be a weekly gathering / meeting that you'll never want to miss - one of the best parts of your week!

How do I inquire or apply?

We're glad you asked!

STEP 1: Our Church: Browse our website and dive into our doctrinal distinctives and core focus and values .. to see if Village Church is the kind of church you'd want to go to .. before you work. If so .. plan on making a visit to The Village. Reach out to us to plan your visit by filling out our Sunday Welcome Card HERE. We look forward to meeting you!

STEP 2: Our Application: Fill out the Village Church College Intern Program Application HERE. If you have any questions as you fill out the application, reach out to us at We're here to help. We begin accepting applications after January 15th each year.

STEP 3: Our Follow-Up: Our team will reach out within a week with an initial 30-minute follow-up call to respond to your application .. get to know a bit more about you .. and determine if an in-person interview is a good next step for us all.

STEP 4: Your Interview: If an in-person interview is the next step .. we'll follow up with a 90-minute in-person interview to dive in a bit more to the specific ministry training and experience you're looking for .. and the ways we sense Village Church could be a good fit.

STEP 5: Our Decision: We'll finalize our intern class by early May each year .. but don't worry .. we'll be in touch between the time you apply .. the time we talk and/or meet .. and the time we confirm our intern class for the year. We won't leave you hanging.

Still have questions?

We get it .. we might have still had questions too. Don't hesitate to reach out anytime via email at One of our staff will get back to you just as soon as we can.