summer internship

Part-time (20 hours/week) – 10 weeks

December 1, 2021

Dear Prospective Intern,

Thank you for your interest in an Intern Position with The Church at LifePark.  We believe that this internship is a great opportunity for people who want to grow in their relationship with Christ, grow in leadership, engage in meaningful ministry through the local church, share Christ with others, and enjoy working in a Christ-centered work environment. In this packet, you will find information about The Church at LifePark and internship goals & responsibilities, all of which will help inform you about this exciting opportunity. After you have read this information and are prayerful about this opportunity, please take time to fill out the employment application and send it in as soon as possible. Internship positions will be filled as applications are received, applicants are interviewed and a viable candidate is identified.  You can read further about the application process in the following pages.

Please note that there are eight internships available in various ministry areas, listed below.

Again, thank you for your interest. I look forward to receiving your application.

In Christ’s Joy,

Rev. Noah Reid
Associate Pastor, Discipleship
The Church at LifePark
noah.reid@lifeparkmp.org  – 843.654.7600

Summer 2022 Internships:

  1.  Pastoral & Prayer Ministry Intern
  2.  Worship Intern
  3.  Student Ministry Interns
  4.  Noah’s Park (Preschool) Intern
  5.  KidsPark (1st-5th Grade) Intern
  6.  Next Steps & Host Ministry Intern
  7.  Missions Intern

About LifePark’s Summer Internship
Equipping young leaders to serve Christ with integrity and excellence is a high calling. The Church at LifePark has identified a ministry imperative that has motivated our church to help raise up young leaders in the church.  During the summer LifePark offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to devote a season of time to spiritual growth and self-discovery through service and study.

Equipping/Instruction
Throughout the internship, interns will be taught by LifePark pastors and leaders on topics such as Bible study methods, gospel-centered living, the local church, missions, spiritual gifts, worship, spiritual disciplines, leadership, and more. These teaching times are designed to equip interns with foundational truths that will build character and knowledge that is essential for their role as healthy members in a local church and community.

Practical Ministry
Interns will serve throughout the summer and will gain “hands-on” ministry experience.  Interns may also spend some time visiting other ministry areas in order to observe other opportunities within the church.  Interns may be asked to teach, train, lead, listen, observe, build, and connect in a variety of different ways.

The Main Things
The Great Commandment & the Great Commission fuel the work of our church. Interns can expect to grow closer to Christ through worship, fellowship, discipleship, serving in the church and evangelism. Jesus has called us to take the good news to people, in word and deed, and students will participate in local and regional mission opportunities.

We believe the primary context for life-change is within relationships. LifePark summer interns will have staff mentors and will be challenged to lead others throughout the summer.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can be an Intern?
Any recent college graduate or current college student that has completed their freshman year. 

What is the start and end dates of the 2020 summer internship?
The start date is May 22, 2022 and the end date is July 31, 2022. 

Is this a paid Internship?
Yes, LifePark will provide a stipend for the summer as well as cover the cost of ministry expenses throughout the semester.  (For out of town interns, we will assist with finding a host home.)

How many hours per week is the Internship?
The internship will be approximately 20 hours a week and will be spread out throughout the week. This schedule will fluctuate based on evening and weekend responsibilities.  

Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday mornings are required work times.  Other hours of an intern’s weekly schedule will be set by an intern’s direct supervisor.  

Can I work another job or take summer classes in addition to the Internship?
Ideally the internship works best when it receives focused attention as the primary focus for the intern.  However, if an intern desires to have another job or take classes that will not conflict with the internship, that is understandable. 

Do I have to currently attend or be a member of LifePark?
No, this internship is designed for all next generation leaders in the church. We feel compelled to help equip you regardless of where you attend church locally.  It is important to note that while an intern, you are asked to attend LifePark’s worship services throughout the summer.

Is this Internship just for future pastors or church leaders?
No, this internship is for college or graduate students who desire to grow in their understanding of Jesus, the church, and their role as a future part of Christ’s Kingdom.  We do however believe that this internship will be most valuable to those considering full time vocational ministry. This factor could come into play as we review candidates.

When is the deadline for the application? And when will interviews be held?
The application period will be from December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022. However, a rolling deadline is in place until positions are filled or until the ministry leader makes a call to alleviate the position for the summer.

After an application is received the applicant will be contacted by someone from LifePark about an interview time. Most interviews are done over zoom. Please note that certain internships have been and can be competitive and the fulfillment of a position will be at the discretion of each area’s supervisor. 

Other Internship Information:
This Ministry Internship is designed to…
1. Provide valuable ministry experience.
2. Challenge leadership development and growth.
3. Help give clarity to a possible calling in ministry.
4. Connect interns with a community of pastors and ministers.
5. Deepen a love for Jesus and his church.

Specifics of the Internship…
1. Interns must be a Christian whose life reflects moral purity.
2. An intern should have a desire to serve God and influence others.
3. The leadership at LifePark values the collective wisdom and work of teams, so interns will be working with a team where communication, honesty, and passion are all a high value.
4. The Internship Starts May 22, 2022 and ends July 31, 2022.
5. Internship Stipend – $2, 000 over 10 weeks.
6. Eight summer internships will be made available.

About The Church at LifePark:
The Church at LifePark is located in Mount Pleasant, SC and has been in the community for over 10 years. The story of LifePark began with First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, SC. In the 1979 the vision-minded congregation of FBC Mount Pleasant purchased 34 acres in the northern most part of the city limits, with the hopes of one day starting a new church to reach more people with the life-changing message of Jesus.  In the Spring of 2009, The Church at LifePark, First Baptist’s second campus, began meeting on Sunday nights at another church’s facility.  In March of 2010 the new facility for The Church at LifePark was opened in this now growing part of Mt. Pleasant.  On July 1, 2014, The Church at LifePark became an autonomous church and currently averages nearly 1,200 people on Sunday mornings. 

The Church at LifePark exists to make mature followers of Jesus Christ through knowing Christ, growing in community, and sharing the Gospel. 

 If you are interested you can read more about beliefs on our website, www.churchatlifepark.org.

About Internships:

Noah’s Park Internship
Noah’s Park is the preschool ministry at LifePark.  Each Sunday morning we minister to over 150 preschool children and teach them about Jesus and how they can follow Him.

  • Work with a Preschool Director and learn directly about how to care for and nurture our youngest future disciples
  • Spend time preparing throughout the week for Sunday ministry
  • Execute Sunday morning ministry by teaching lessons and singing (if you like to)
  • Empower volunteers to use their gifts to minister to children
  • Play a key role in making Vacation Bible School a huge success
  • Communicate with parents and grow your ability to converse with adults.
  • Spread the love of Jesus with preschool children

KidsPark Internship
KidsPark is the 1st-5th grade ministry at LifePark.  Each Sunday morning we minister to over 150 1st-5th grade children and teach them about Jesus and how they can follow Him.    

  • Work with a KidsPark Director and team and will learn directly about how to care for and nurture these young followers
  • Spend time preparing throughout the week for Sunday ministry
  • Execute Sunday morning ministry by teaching lessons and singing (if you like to)
  • Empower volunteers to use their gifts to minister to children
  • Play a key role in making Vacation Bible School a huge success
  • Communicate with parents and grow your ability to converse with adults
  • Spread the love of Jesus with children
  • Help plan and execute 3rd-5th grade camp (July 18-21, 2022)

Student Ministry Internship
Student Ministry is a vibrant part of church life at LifePark.  Interns who serve with students will be given teaching and hands-on experience in a ministry that is serious about reaching and growing students. Some opportunities may include:

  • Build relationships with students and become a friend and leader in their lives
  • Teach in formal and informal environments about Christ and His Word
  • Participate and lead on two summer trips – a summer camp with middle school students & mission trip with high school students
  • Experience a team approach to student ministry and have a voice in the conversation
  • Have fun as you minister to students and families & use your gifts and talents to minister

Worship Internship:
Worship is central to the mission of the church. Our goal is to foster a culture of worship that celebrates who God is and what He has done. Interns will have the opportunity to receive teaching and hands-on experience cultivating a lifestyle of worship in their personal lives as well as contributing to the church wide worship experience on a weekly basis.

  • Challenged to grow in personal worship
  • Building relationships with Worship Ministry Staff/Volunteers
  • Participate in creative team worship planning meetings 
  • Using gifts & talents to contribute to successful weekly worship experiences
  • Gain experience/knowledge working a larger church worship ministry

Next Steps/Host Ministry Internship
Next Steps is a ministry within The Church at LifePark that encourages people to take their next steps in their spiritual journey. We are here to get people connected through LifeGroups, Mentoring, Membership, Baptism, and serving.

  • Work with the Next Steps Director in building community with our guests/members, making personal connections, making them feel welcome and encourage them to take their next spiritual step
  • Spend time during the week preparing for Sunday
  • Build verbal communication skills through speaking with people on Sunday mornings, staff members throughout the week and written communication skills through emails as well as ongoing communication within the church and following up with guests/members
  • Prepare for LifeParkConnect Classes (pathway to membership)
  • Serve and spread the love of Jesus to the people at The Church at LifePark

The Host Ministry exists to create an exceptional experience for our guests and members honoring the Lord with the spirit of hospitality.  Teams create excellent environments that exceed guests’ expectations of hospitality with the goal of glorifying God with our words and actions while serving. 

Interns will learn how to oversee a large group of volunteers that help on Sunday in several areas from Parking attendants, Greeters, Ushers, Well/ Cafe management, as well as the Emergency Response Teams (Safety/Medical).  Some essential duties include:

  • Recruitment, training, and onboarding new volunteers. 
  • Scheduling volunteers to ensure all positions are covered for each service.
  • Ensure Host Ministry areas are stocked with all necessary supplies needed.
  • Create an atmosphere of community for volunteers in the Host Ministry Hub as a gathering spot before, during, and after services. 

Pastoral & Prayer Ministry Internship
This internship is designed to give an intern a broad experience that includes an introduction to the different ministry areas in a local congregation such as, but not limited to: children, students, hospitality, adult discipleship, church-planting, worship arts (music, audio, visual), pastoral care and more. In addition, this position will work with LifePark’s prayer ministry throughout the summer. 

  • Spend one week learning from staff in each department of the church
  • Lead a college summer LifeGroup
  • Meet with non-intern college students for discipleship
  • Participate in weekly noon prayer service planning and monthly evening prayer service planning. 
  • Participate in intercessory prayer team meetings
  • Develop your personal and corporate prayer life, specifically as it relates to doing ministry through prayer. 

Church’s Official Job Description
All LifePark summer interns will work closely with their direct reports in each ministry area.  Interns will glorify God and passionately serve His church by ministering and implementing programs of ministry for The Church at LifePark.  The primary responsibility of a Summer Intern will be to learn and serve.
The ministry plan will be consistent with The Church at LifePark Mission.  The mission is pursued through programs and activities in four areas including corporate worship, organized ministry, relational small groups and evangelistic outreach.  

  • The Pastoral and Prayer Ministry intern will report to the Associate Pastor, Discipleship.
  • The Worship intern will report to the Associate Pastor, Worship.
  • The Host & Next Steps Ministry intern will report to the Host Ministry Director and the Next Steps Director. 
  • The Student interns will report to the Director of Student Ministries. 
  • The Noah’s Park intern will report to the Noah’s Park Director.
  • The KidsPark intern will report to the KidsPark Director.
  • The Missions intern will report to the Director of Missions and Evangelism. 

*The internship program as a whole is under the supervision of the Associate Pastor, Discipleship.


If you have any questions about the internship, please reach out to Noah Reid, Associate Pastor, Discipleship at noah.reid@lifeparkmp.org 

WHO WE ARE

The Church at LifePark exists to connect people to God, connect people to people to help people grow in their faith and to serve others.

MISSION | VISION | VALUES

LifePark is a Christ-centered community that proclaims and celebrates the Gospel with a desire to see lives transformed by the power of Jesus.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

At LifePark, we’re committed to proclaiming the truth and unchanging message of God’s love to the ever-changing world around us. That starts with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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