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Since 1981, The Gathering Place has been Reaching, Equipping and Sending students with the power of the Gospel. We have learned over the years that to accomplish our mission, it must be through authentic relationships. The Gathering Place has developed cutting-edge methods to create fun, relevant and engaging programs where relationships can flourish, but our methods are only as good as the people using them.
This is where you come in. Our goal is transformational relationships, and we are looking for sharp college students who love Jesus to develop these relationships with kids. So what about you? You’re reading this letter, and asking yourself, “What do I have to offer? Would I want to go and live near the beach for the summer? Would that be fun? Would it be fulfilling? Would I grow and develop my passions for Christ?
If you love God and have a desire to see kids fall in love with Him too, then yes, this internship will be fulfilling, stretching, fun and meaningful. You were a teenager once. You were in High School. You’ve lived the moments that many of our kids are in right now and you have a special ability to reach them. Would you like to be a critical part of investing in students, and in helping them grow and develop their own leadership skills? If you are interested then read on! This application contains some basic information about The Gathering Place and the Summer College Intern Program. Inside you’ll find all of the facts you’ll need to make a wise decision about the summer.
Each summer for the past 19 years, The Gathering Place builds a Summer Ministry Intern Team made up of at least 12 college students. We look for college-aged men and women from any discipline to join our team. If accepted into the program, you will be placed in an intense ministry-training program. Within this authentic community, you will gain firsthand experience in a wide variety of ministry activities geared toward sharing the Gospel with young people and encouraging them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We promise you will leave with a deeper knowledge of Jesus, a more intense desire to serve Him, and the skills to do so wherever you are!
We are committed to raising up God-honoring, Christian leaders and this paid internship is one of the main ways that we accomplish that vision. Please pray, seek the Lord and trust that He will lead us and direct our paths. If you have any further questions, please call us at (912) 264-3474 or email us at GP Staff.
Jimmy Gunderman - Executive Director
INTERNSHIP TEAM: The team will consist of at least 12 college students from various schools, town, and denominations who have a heart for ministry and teenagers.
DATES: The Intern program runs May 18th-July 29th, 2022.
TEACHABILITY: It is important that each intern is teachable and humble. We are looking for individuals who are open and willing to learn.
FINANCES: Part of the intern salary comes by means of financial partnership. As raising support is a vital part of any ministry experience, we require that each intern find financial partners that provide $1000. Although your salary is guaranteed at $2000.00 for the summer, the $1000 you will raise will be used for missions, special leadership outings, some team dinners and other things that will invest into your experience. Sample support letters will be provided upon your acceptance.
PRAYER SUPPORT: It is required that each intern sends out 30 letters to family and friends asking that they support you in prayer. Samples will be provided upon your acceptance. (These letters may also include those partnering financially with you).
PERSONAL EXPENSES: Each intern will be responsible for all their own meals and any other personal expenses they may incur during the summer.
HOUSING: Group housing and all utilities will be provided AT NO COST to all interns.
TRANSPORTATION: It is very helpful, but not necessary, to have your own car.
ABSTINENCE: We require that there not be any use whatsoever of any alcohol, drugs, or tobacco during the internship.
VACATION: Vacations are not permitted during the duration of the internship without prior approval of the Associate Director of College Ministries.
Being Equipped for Ministry - We provide training for you in three areas:
1. Myself: Equipping you personally for ministry
2. My Team: Training you for working with others in a ministry setting
3. My World: Giving you skills to minister to others
Personal Spiritual Development
We will help you develop habits and character for consistent growth in your personal walk with Jesus through:
- You will participate in prayer each day with the interns
- We will help you grow in your personal prayer life.
- We will help you learn and grow in intercessory prayer
-You will experience a variety of churches before finding a church to worship at weekly
- You will also participate in a weekly worship gathering with the other college interns and other college students in the area.
Allowing God to Mold YOU
- We will pray for God to work in and through however He chooses
- You will need to admit that you do not know it all and you need God
- You will need to be committed to his work, even during the hard times
- You will need to put serving God above your personal desires, comfort, and interests
-Living a a life worthy of your calling
- We ask you keep all your relationships pure before God and man
- We will help you to handle conflict in a direct and honest manner
- Be accountable to our staff