Support our partners and explore God’s calling on your own life by applying for a GO Internship…
Internships are a Next Step. If you have never served cross-culturally, then here are some things we encourage you to do before applying for an internship:
- GO Prepared. Whether you are trying to reach your next door neighbor, or praying about serving cross-culturally, we strongly encourage you to register for our Kairos Course. This course is for every Follower, no matter where you are in your walk with Jesus, to help us dive deeper into His heart for the lost and learn to do outreach the way He did.
- GO Local. Following Jesus to the lost is not about traveling a long distance or sleeping in a jungle. It’s about making disciples wherever God has us, every day. Start by living a life on mission right here at home! Get plugged in with our Local Partners and start exploring the passion & gifting God has given you to reach others in His name.
- GO Global. Apply for one of our GO Teams and connect tangibly with God’s heart for the Nations by spending time with one of our domestic or international partners. Our missionaries are not just partners in the Gospel, they’re family. The purpose of GO Teams is to LEAP (Learn, Equip, Affirm & Pray) for and with our partners!
If you feel called to serve with our partners in the mission field for an extended time, we offer several GO Internship opportunities through our ministry partners and partner organizations. The primary purpose of all our internship experiences is discipleship. We cannot emphasize this enough. Our goal is that when you finish an GO Internship you are closer to Jesus and His heart for ALL lost people. For this reason, we ask that you enter this process prayerfully. Here are some key questions to ask yourself and take to the Lord in prayer before you apply:
- Why do I want to go to _____________?
- What are my expectations?
- What are my unique passions/gifts and how could God use them in the mission field?
High School Students
We love to see young people get excited about missions! We think there’s a reason God chose time and again to use teenagers (Jeremiah, Daniel, Mary, Samuel and David to name a few) to accomplish what seemed like impossible tasks for His glory. This is why we have carefully chosen GO Internship opportunities for each age group to help ensure that we can provide the care and discipleship and that will produce the most Kingdom growth.
GO Timothy Team
This is an 8 week summer service opportunity for High School Students to serve alongside the Compassion Christian Global Outreach Team at our Henderson Campus. Students spend approximately 20 hours per week serving alongside the GO Team. They will take the Kairos Course as a part of the experience and work together on an outreach event for the Student Ministries. The goal of the Timothy Team will be to create advocates for our local and international ministry partners, develop a World Christian perspective, intentional discipleship, and preparation for future domestic and international internship opportunities.
Note: This is NOT part of the Compassion Christian Summer Internship Program, it is a voluntary service opportunity. Preference will be given to Juniors and Seniors who have participated on a short term GO Team.
Click HERE to apply and choose ‘GO Timothy Team’ from the drop down menu on the Application!
In addition to the application, the student should also provide a Pastoral Reference Form. Please print and prepare this form for your Pastor to turn into the GO Team. Your application will not be reviewed until a Pastoral Reference is received by the GO Team.
Contact Carolyn at email@example.com for for information.
College Students & Adults
Below is a list of our partners that have established Internship Programs. However, many of our domestic and international Partners take short-term workers (1-12 months) to support their ministries throughout the year. If you have a passion for a particular people group or ministry not listed here, or if you are trained with a skill that you would like to use cross culturally, we’d love to connect you with one of our partners! Contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for for information. Click HERE to see a list of our Partners.
NewStory Internship (Chicago, Illinois)
In January 2011, former Compassion Christian Church staff members, Rich and Dori Gorman, moved to Chicago to follow God in cultivating a new church community that is dedicated to ‘Helping People Find their Way Back to God’. Since that time, the church has grown not only in number but also in diversity as it transforms more and more to reflect the community in which it worships. NewStory Church is a body of believers choosing compassion for Edgewater (a Chicago suburb) through authentic participation in the community. Edgewater is a richly diverse neighborhood home to long-time Chicagoans (young urbanites), immigrants and refugee communities (mostly Iraqi and Somali). From chalking encouraging sidewalk messages inspired by God’s word, to gardening alongside their neighbors, to spending time with those often marginalized, NewStory is loving people into the Kingdom of God and serving cross-culturally among unreached people groups that God has brought right here to our backyard.
Print and fill out a NewStory Internship Application and mail it directly to our partners to apply.
Polish Christian Ministries Internship (Poland)
Our partner, Polish Christian Ministries (PCM), supports a network of Christian ministries including churches, schools and camps reaching the people of Poland. The country of Poland is predominantly Catholic, but only 0.4% of it’s population are Evangelical Christian. Poland has a rich faith history, that like many parts of the world has resulted in a commitment to religion, but very little relationship with Jesus. PCM’s goal is to introduce people to a vibrant, life-changing connection with Christ and has opportunities to serve ranging from youth camps to teaching English to leading worship to outreach with Holocaust Survivors.
For more information about PCM’s Internship Opportunities check out their website.
Team Expansion: Pathways Internship
Our partner, Team Expansion, is a sending agency that trains and sends missionaries with a specific focus on reaching unreached people groups with little to no access to the Gospel. Are you looking for an exciting summer internship opportunity? Join one of Team Expansion’s missionary teams in the field for a summer of experiencing another culture while studying language, building relationships, and learning from experienced workers. Pathways Internships are offered on almost every continent – Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East!