Explore Opens Applications for 2015

January 20, 2015

Explore Logo 1The Office of Ministerial Services is pleased to announce a summer ministry internship for college students.  This 10-week, full time ministry experience is for college students who are exploring a vocation in ministry.  They will be mentored by a United Methodist clergy in local church in Western North Carolina.  The project seeks to prepare young people to hear God’s call to ordained ministry by placing them in the context of a ministry setting and allowing them to shadow a clergy person.  The internship will include an opportunity to experience a range of ministerial responsibilities under supervision an ordained deacon or elder who will serve as the mentor.  Together the intern and mentor will create a Ministry Covenant and will participate in regular theological reflection.  Additionally, lay members will provide hospitality and support to the intern.  The internship will begin May 18, 2015 with a training session for interns and mentors and will conclude on Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Interns will receive a $3,000 stipend for their service.  Interns should be members of a United Methodist Church or a baptized participant of a United Methodist campus ministry.  Preference will be given to students from Western North Carolina. Applications are now being accepted for interns.  A timeline and list of commitments can be found on the application.  Applications are due by email on February 20, 2015 to squeen@wnccumc.org.  Questions should be directed to Sally Queen (squeen@wnccumc.org or 704-535-2260, ext. 111). [Download Application] Read the story of Tiffany Jones who was an Explore intern in 2014