Grace Baptist Church
- Phone: (239) 772-1400
- Mailing Address: 1300 Ceitus Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33991
Pastoral Internship Program
Grace Baptist Church
What is the Grace Baptist Church Pastoral Internship Program about? We simply want to unveil regular, day-to-day ministerial life and provide men aspiring to be pastors with an ecclesiological and pastoral grid for doing the work of ministry. How should the church be organized? Who should lead the church? Does the Bible discuss church membership? How does church polity affect church practice? In addition to observing church life today, GBC interns will spend much of their time engaging in conversation with great pastors and theologians from the past. GBC does not expect interns to serve as paid staff members.
The GBC internship is full-time. The majority of the intern’s office time will be spent reading over many pages of text, writing weekly papers and discussing those papers. In addition to the reading and writing assignments, the intern’s week includes mandatory attendance at staff meetings, elders meetings, all public services of the church, small groups, and any spontaneous meetings that arise in the course of a week. Interns can expect to serve twice a week in general office administration. Additionally, we ask interns to schedule one-on-one lunches with each church elder and deacon. Interns also meet with a variety of members of the church. These meetings provide the interns with an opportunity to learn about various aspects of the church’s history and life. Interns become members of Grace Baptist Church during the time of their internship in order to best fold them into the life of the congregation.
Housing (including basic utilities) is provided during the internship, and each intern receives a stipend of $1200/month to cover living expenses. We require each intern to purchase health insurance for himself (and his family, if applicable) throughout the duration of the internship.
Sunday: Attend All Services
Monday: Morning Admin, Meet with Senior Pastor, Attend Elders Meeting, Attend Grace Theological Center
Tuesday: Early Morning Discipleship, Attend Staff, Meet with Associate Pastor, Afternoon Studies
Wednesday: Morning Studies, Lunch Meeting (Elder, Deacon, Member), Afternoon Studies, Attend Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Thursday: Morning Admin, Lunch Meeting (Elder, Deacon, Member), Afternoon Studies
Friday: Morning Studies, Lunch with Local Pastor, Afternoon Studies
(47-50 hours approx.)
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