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How to Serve as an Intern

Each summer, the youth ministry at First Presbyterian has the chance to bring in a pair of interns to work, play, and serve with us for the summer. Below is the job description and application. Feel free to copy this into a Word document or click near the bottom for a PDF version of the same text. We'll be taking applications and resumes until April 1, 2012.

Summer Interns

Job Description

1.    Focus on Relational Ministry to Youth (6th-12th grade)

Help plan and lead weekly Middle & High School Youth Group

Lead weekly Jr. or Sr. High Bible Studies/Discipleship Groups

Take students out for coke/ice cream/activities, etc.

Attend Great Escape with Middle School group in Gunnison, CO

Attend church-wide mission trip to San Francisco, CA

Plan special events, service projects (in town),

Participate in Vacation Bible School – helping teens to lead/serve

2.    Participate in other ministry opportunities (as desired)

Sing or play instrument with Sunday Morning Praise Band

Help in worship services in a variety of ways

Share music or drama talent(s)

3.    Meet with Youth Ministry Team/Student Director

Participate in a time of prayer, support, and planning

4.    Meet with Director of Student Ministries and Pastor on a regular basis

Read and discuss book

Talk about and reflect upon ministry

5.    Spend personal time praying, reading, reflective, journaling, and growing

Take mandatory day off each week.

Day of solitude once a month

We are looking for a person who:

Ø  Has a vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ

Ø  Has a strong desire to work with young people

Ø  Will share his/her faith in a creative way

Ø  Wants to be in a “Team Ministry,” working closely with staff, adult volunteers, and parents.

Ø  Is flexible and enthusiastic.

Ø Is a self-starter


10 week program (6/1/12-8/10/12)


Starting at $3400 for 10 weeks paid on a semi-monthly basis

Free housing with church family, most food expenses covered and/or provided, and all ministry costs reimbursed.

To Apply:

Please fill out the adjoining application and return it. All applications should be sent to: or

Brad Edwards c/o First Presbyterian Church

3940 27 ½ Road

Grand Junction, Colorado  81506

First Presbyterian Church

Of Grand Junction, CO

Summer Intern Application

Name: _____________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

Phone: _____________________       Age: ________________________

Year in School_____________________ Major:____________________

Home Church_______________________________________________

Church Currently Attending: ___________________________________

Please answer the following questions (typed if possible) on a separate piece of paper.

1.      Tell us about your relationship with Jesus Christ.

2.      How has the Church and Christian Community nurtured you in your faith?

3.      What excites you about a summer of ministry at our church?

4.      Please share some of your ministry experiences in the past and present.

5.      How have these opportunities prepared you for a church internship, such as the one we are offering?

6.      What gifts/strengths would you bring with you into this ministry?

7.      What are your weaknesses? (In what areas of your life do you need to grow?)

8.      Are you a self-starter? Do you feel comfortable taking initiative with people and responsibilities?

9.      What interests and hobbies do you have?

10.  What should we know about you that we haven’t asked?

11.  Please include three references and explain your relationship to them.



Contact Information:
Brad Edwards