An Internship with Eden Community Church is an opportunity to join a growing ministry that comes alongside communities in the Portland area, seeking to introduce the hope that Christ gives. In addition, you will gain valuable knowledge and experience in a specific area related to your field of interest whether it be worship, children ministry, youth ministry, or missional leadership. This hands-on experience produces life-long relationships: relationships with the team you will be serving on, the community you will be serving in, and the churches you will be serving with. You will be humbled by the responsibility, challenged by the tasks in front of you, and forever changed.
You can choose a length of service:
– summer (8-12 weeks)
– semester (14 weeks)
– 1 year
Interns are provided housing* and ministry guidance. Each intern must love Jesus Christ, have a passion to serve, and be willing to support the mission/vision of Eden Community Church. (Additional requirements: Must be at least 18 yrs old, have access to a vehicle or use public transportation, and complete a background check.)
Eden requires you to self raise financial support. You won’t need a lot of funds, just enough to pay for your own food, transportation, and personal needs. Eden will provide ministry dollars when available. As a ministry, EC seeks to partner with community members in projects that meet the true needs.
When you commit to serving alongside a community with EC, you commit to making it possible to meet needs of those that you come in contact with by ministering in a capacity is truly effective. This could mean providing a wheel chair ramp to a senior citizen who hasn’t left his/her home in two years because they are unable to walk down the stairs… or sitting with a hurting individual in a coffee shop and listening to their story.
Before you apply, begin praying for direction and confirmation from the Lord. If you feel strong that this is the next step for you, send a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted about a time to meet with an Eden team leader. Thank you for you interest!
*Eden Community Church will work hard to find housing if possible but does not guarantee a availability.