Internships

Whitehill offers a range of internships to train and equip you for ministry.

Ministry Internships at Whitehill

Ministry Internships are voluntary positions for people with recognised leadership potential. Our internships offer training and responsibility in a number of areas of Church Life throughout the year.

Each Intern will receive:

  • Insight and exposure to a wide range of ministry activities.
  • Opportunities to specialise in a particular ministry area, with hands on training.
  • Team Ministry experience in a dynamic and growing church.
    One-on-one coaching with Pastors and Team Leaders.
  • Development in the areas of spiritual formation, personal leadership and ministry growth.
  • Local or overseas mission trip.
  • The opportunity to study and gain a nationally recognised Certificate of Ministry at ACOM.

In 2024, Ministry Internships will be offered in the following 5 areas:

  1. Children and Families: Whitehill Kids – Mainly Music – Playgroups
  2. Youth & Young Adults: Whitehill Youth – Whitehill Young Adults
  3. Creative Ministry: Music – Worship – Technical (Audio, Lighting & Video)
  4. Outreach & Integration: Outreach Courses – Welcoming – Newcomers Events
  5. Discipleship: Life Groups – Spiritual Formation

What can you expect to receive?

At the completion of your internship, you will have:

  • Gained an understanding and appreciation for how the Church functions.
  • Learned to work in a team environment.
  • Developed your ministry and leadership skills through practical experience.
  • Received regular coaching from your Ministry Area Leader.
  • Received regular input from the leadership team including the Senior Ministry staff.
  • Progressed in your personal walk with God.
  • Gained a greater understanding of who God has created you to be and what His purpose is for your life.

It is our goal that you will have:

  • Studied a Certificate of Ministry (using FEE-HELP) – 4 units. The credit points may be applied to further studies if you wish to continue.
  • Trained in discipleship and ministry strategy
  • Attended ministry-specific training camps/conferences (e.g. Catapult, Refresh etc.)
  • Served in our annual outreach events (Carols, mid-year holiday club etc.)
  • Completed a National First Aid Certificate

What will be required of you?

The Internship is a 11-month commitment from mid-January to mid-December. The requirement includes 2 days per week of practical ministry experience (16 hours) including 4 hours on Sunday and 1 day per week study (8 hours). You will be required to worship either morning or night and serve in the opposite service.

The study component will be completed through ACOM. All ACOM students are expected to attend a 3-day in-person facilitation for each subject and to complete weekly learning modules online.

Interns are also required to:

  • Abide by the Whitehill Church vision & values and the Churches of Christ Queensland Code of Conduct.
  • Commit to church-wide and leadership events such as the GLS, leadership meetings, etc.
  • Submit to and come under the authority and supervision of the leadership of Church.
  • Be actively involved in a Life Group at Whitehill.
  • Hold a current Blue Card and Safe Ministry Training Check.
  • Personally seeking God through the spiritual disciplines

FAQ's

Who can be an Intern?

Interns must be at least 17 years old, a committed Christian for at least 12 months, and committed to being a regular part of the Whitehill Church family. Interns must all be willing to undertake the study component – Certificate of Ministry through Brisbane School of Theology.

What if I work full time?

The Whitehill Church Intern Program does not suit people working full-time however you are more than welcome to be involved in all aspects of church life and ministry and to serve wherever you feel led. We would encourage you to find a mentor to walk with you in life and ministry as you seek to serve God. The Internship is, however, designed for those who can commit to a level of time that will not work with full-time employment.

What if I want to be an Intern for more than 1 year?

The Intern Program is a commitment for 11 months as outlined above. If an Intern would like to continue their internship to include the following year, they are more than welcome to discuss this with their Ministry Area Leader. This would be assessed on a case by case basis.

Is this a paid or voluntary Internship?

This is a voluntary position. Whitehill Church subsidises the substantial cost of the internship. Interns are asked to contribute an additional $1000.

Testimonies from the 2022 Interns

Applications

The first step in the application process is to pray and seek God about your calling and what He wants for your life.

Applications for our 2024 internship are open now! Please note that places are limited due to limited funding and not all applicants will proceed to interview. Interviews will take place during November with successful applicants notified by the start of December.

Our internship begins in the first week of the school term.

Have other questions?

We would love to buy you a coffee and discuss how God can work powerfully in and through you as a ministry intern at Whitehill.