THE LAUNCH PROGRAM
God is moving; in this city, in our neighborhoods and throughout the world. We want every person that we meet to have an encounter with God, to be transformed, and to go out and change the world. We train people, just like you, to be world changers and influencers wherever they are. To represent the goodness of God wherever they go. That is what the Launch Program is all about.
The Launch Program begins September 1st and ends in mid-June. Within this time, you will experience ministry training sessions, weekly outreach, an international mission trip and trans-formative resources. Each individual will be teamed up with a mentor and supervisor that they will meet with on a regular basis. Interns will also have a quarterly round-table with leadership to fellowship and discuss your internship progress.
The Launch Internship Program at New Life Grand Rapids, focuses on launching you into your destiny and bringing transformation to the City and Church. This program is designed to complement your past experience with skill development, mentor-ship coaching, discussion-based training, and hands-on experience to develop and prepare you for a successful long-term career in either ministry or the marketplace.
- 10 Month Program Beginning September 2020 and Ending in June 2021
- 20-hour Weekly Pace Designed to Meet School and Work Internship Requirements
- Missions Trip to Haiti (cost not included in tuition, fundraising opportunities available)
- Certificate Upon Completion
- And More!
2nd Year and Beyond: Interns who successfully complete year 1 will be given the opportunity to apply for additional years of training beyond the baseline internship experience, with increasing responsibilities and leadership opportunities as they progress.
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Launch program interns will all have an area of focus. Applicants may apply and interview for more than one focus area and selections will be made based on calling and church need.
Participate in the worship community at New Life and work with worship leaders to continue providing a rich worship experience. Opportunities to lead worship and expand worship avenues will be available. Interns will assist the worship team with various administrative tasks and offer input as needed.
DIGITAL / MEDIA FOCUS:
Develop graphics and promotional material that will help people connect to God and community. This is a great avenue for those who are gifted creatively. Interns in the digital and media area should have a strong grasp of design and a desire to impact people through various media platforms.
Lead Small Groups and learn about the role of the of pastors, shepherds, or “elders” in the church and serve alongside of them. This is a great avenue for those who love bringing people into wholeness.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY FOCUS:
Work with our Children’s Ministry Director to impact the lives of children in a meaningful way. Interns with this focus should love children, be energetic and work well on teams.
Lead local outreach events, learn how to plan and lead a team on an international missions trip and then take a team to Haiti. This is a great avenue for those who are passionate about seeing transformation in the world.
TEACHING LEADERSHIP FOCUS:
Grow in your teaching gift and learn to disciple and mentor others in small group settings and in large groups. This is a great avenue for those who have are gifted in teaching, or preaching and desire to lead people through instructing and inspiring them towards transformation.
BUSINESS / CHURCH ADMINISTRATION FOCUS:
Attend budget meetings, learn to track finances in a church and to engage in strategic planning. This is a great avenue for those who are business-minded and want to see transformation in this area.