Not quite ready for college but feel called to ministry? Consider an internship with the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches! The NCFIC internship is open to Christian home-educated young men between the ages of 18-25.
This internship is a rigorous men’s discipleship program consisting of various academic exercises including reading, writing, and personal study along with a strenuous program of physical fitness. It features local church involvement and mentorship by the men and families at Hope Baptist Church in historic downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Interns are housed in a second-floor dormitory located directly across the street from the NCFIC offices and a few blocks from Hope Baptist Church. The dormitory includes a kitchenette complete with a refrigerator and small appliances. Spartan furnishings for the living area and bedrooms are also provided. Interns are expected to cover their own costs for gas, food, laundry, required books, and miscellaneous expenses.
The internship itself is supported by gifts from friends of the ministry. Scott Brown, Director of the NCFIC, states: “Training young men in biblical leadership, theology, business, and foundational skills is something that we are very passionate about. Our prayer is that the deposits made in these young men will help launch a new generation of church leaders and elders.” Scott’s son, David, also works for the NCFIC.
Interns must be willing to exchange their work for the training and opportunities they will receive at the NCFIC. The NCFIC is engaged in ministry to churches around the nation through audio, video, conferences, and Internet communications. Interns will learn about the biblical doctrines of church and family, work to communicate the message of the NCFIC, and provide the manpower necessary to carry out various conferences.
Interns will gain practical business and communication skills in a distinctly Christian work environment by participating in the day-to-day operations of the organization. The duties of interns may include, but are not limited to: writing, researching, studying, editing, proofreading, web and graphic design, listening to audio messages, making phone calls, janitorial duties, and general business office tasks.
After work, interns are expected to devote multiple hours per week to assigned reading and homework assignments, and to participate in vigorous classroom discussions. Interns will study critical books on the subject of Ecclesiology and church history. As part of their training, interns will also be required to fully participate in the activities of Hope Baptist Church. They will be expected to work hard, and maintain high standards of personal and professional conduct.
“One of the most exciting parts of our work at the NCFIC has been what God has done through our intern program,” says Brown. “We have seen God work in a mighty way through the daily discipleship, the hard work, the camaraderie, the opportunities, and the sacrifice involved in being an NCFIC intern. We have seen men grow, stretched, convicted, and transformed. Our goal is to send out young men who are sharpened, hardened, and prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.”
Brown, an elder at Hope Baptist Church, graduated from California State University with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. The National Center for Family Integrated Churches (NCFIC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Christian family, and the reformation of the Christian church for the glory of God.
The 2014 NCFIC intern class begins on May 10 and ends on November 16, 2014. Learn more about the internship and application process at: https://ncfic.org/about/internship. Please prayerfully consider applying for this internship, and if you’re interested be sure to start filling out the application right away. The application includes short answer questions and essays, and requires two letters of recommendation. The application deadline is February 15, 2014.
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