Geist Community Church Pastoral Internship

Job Description

Title: Pastoral Intern
Reports to: Internship Director (Senior Pastor of GCC) while taking some direction from the Associate Pastor.

Duration & Time: 
  • The internship will last one year, with a possibility of renewal.
  • The intern is not expected to be in the office on a national holiday as defined by the GCC Holiday Pay Policy.
  • The intern will receive 4 days of paid vacation, which could correlate to two weeks out of the office.
  • The intern will spend two eight-hour days in the office, normally from 9–5pm, normally Tuesdays and Thursdays. These hours are in addition to the most of time commitments outlined below. On weeks where the intern has a modular week-long class, no office time is necessary. One of these two days in the office will normally include an intern discussion that focuses on readings or assignments from the past week. No more than four hours per week of this office time may be used to complete academic assignments. Occasionally, these four hours will need to be devoted to time-sensitive GCC-related tasks at the discretion of the Internship Director.

  • Have an orientation meeting with the intern, the intern’s spouse, and the internship director to set expectations, field questions, and pray.
  • If married, the intern and his spouse will participate in monthly marriage discussion with an elder and his wife.
  • Become a member of GCC (including spouse, if applicable).
  • Attend GCC on Sunday mornings fifty Sundays out of the year, unless special permission given.
  • Attend the 9am core course hour (1x/week).
  • Attend all service reviews (1x/week), all member meetings (1x/two months) and all elder meetings (2x/month).
  • Accompany elder home visits as directed (2x/month).
  • Accompany elder interviews of prospective members as directed.
  • Attend at least one GCC funeral (if applicable).
  • Meet once a week with the internship director to discuss assignments or ministry responsibilities (not including weeks of a modular class).
  • Study: If the intern has not completed an M.Div, then he will pursue at least 12 credit hours of theological education each spring and fall semester that includes a local church internship class. If you do not have an internship class for a long period, your internship director may assign a custom course of study. You are expected to complete all assigned reading.
  • Do no more than ten hours of regular paid work per week (on a monthly average) outside of GCC. One primary goal of this internship is to allow you to spend more time reading about, engaging with, and reflecting on church ministry for the sake pastoral training.
  • Join the pastors of GCC on various ministry outings, meetings, events, and conferences as requested.
  • Assist in set-up, tear down, administration, and other tasks as directed.
  • Assist in conference preparation in the weeks leading up to a Renew conference (2x/yr).
  • Complete various tasks (some punctiliar, and some ongoing) as assigned by pastoral staff, including certain major ministry projects. Some of these tasks may include teaching.
  • Assist in the leadership of a particular ministry area assigned by the pastoral staff.
  • Schedule meals with elders, deacons, and church members to learn more about their experience in local church life.
  • Memorize chapters of scripture as assigned by the internship director.
  • Pursue the elder qualities described in 1 Tim 3:1–7, Titus 1:5–9, and 1 Peter 5:1–4

  • $1,000/month stipend, disbursed every two weeks.