Terra Nova is a family of churches focused on planting churches for the future of the church. To that end, we value assessing and equipping young potential leaders who may serve the next generation of the church.
We’ve created a process whereby young men and women who are examining if they are called to a life of ministry (lay or vocational) in the local church can explore God’s calling for them alongside those currently in ministry. An internship at a Terra Nova church is designed for, and open to, those who are exploring where God may be calling them, or where He has gifted them to serve the local church.
Internships can be aimed at church planting, worship ministry, christian education, pastoral discipleship, administration, graphic arts, communication, and others. While some of the structure for the Internship will over-arch all these areas – each Internship will also be tailored to the specific person based on their goals and also based on assessments from key leaders at Terra Nova.
We have developed three Key Distincitves that define the Terra Nova Internship, and invite you to explore those below.
Watch Current Leaders
It is critical to observe how the local church functions and for interns to watch those currently doing ministry work. Potential places to observe may include small group classes, pastoral training events, and church meetings.
Give of Your Time
Interns need to get their hands dirty and take part in doing some ministry work. Therefore, interns are asked to serve in a variety of ways and on various teams to have exposure to the breadth of ministry tasks.
Building Into Your Future
We believe it is as important that we invest into you as it is that you serve the church. Interns may be given opportunity to teach, practice public speaking, or lead small groups of people with evaluated feedback.