Internships at Stonebriar Community Church are ministry training programs that contribute to the spiritual, personal, and professional development of men and women as ministry leaders. The pastoral internship program uses the assets and environment of the church to create a unique learning experience. Our program complements formal, academic training through personal accountability, evaluation, guided part-time ministry experience, and group interaction. Internships generally run from September through April, and some Family Ministries internships are available during the summer.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
STEPS TO APPLYING FOR AN INTERNSHIP
Assess whether you qualify for the Internship Program. (See qualifications above.)
Meet with the pastor or pastoral leader in your area of ministry interest to determine internship availability. They will initiate the request for the internship on your behalf.
Upon availability and approval, you will be guided through the Stonebriar employee application process and classified as a part-time employee/intern.
Ordination at Stonebriar is available for men who have graduated from an accredited seminary, have a previous or current connection to SCC (such as an SCC intern, or member/regular attender, or missionary), and are heading into or currently involved in vocational ministry. The ordination process begins in November, and involves an interview and written and oral examinations to confirm the servant’s ministry calling and capacity. The ordination ceremony takes place in the spring, during a Sunday morning, sometime between mid-April and early May. At that time, candidates are officially ordained and receive certification.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ORDINATION PROGRAM
STEPS TO APPLYING FOR AN ORDINATION
Assess your qualifications. (See qualifications above.)
Contact the ordination director between September and December to set up an interview appointment in January. He may be reached at 469-252-5338, or by e-mail.