Internships for young adults across Baptists Together
A new focus on promoting and facilitating internships for young adults in Baptist life is gathering pace
A diverse group of a dozen leaders from across Baptists Together are developing proposals for a more co-ordinated approach to internships across the denomination.
These proposals have now resulted in a clear statement of intent about internships across the Baptist family. The statement reads:
Baptists Together aims to encourage, promote & facilitate internships for those called to a wide range of missional settings across our regions in England and Wales, so that:
Interns may explore their gifting; grow in their faith as disciples of Jesus; invest their time, skills and energy; and receive training and practical experience.
Churches, mission projects and associations may provide opportunities for those called to explore their gifting; invest in developing new leaders; grow together with their interns as their gifts are identified for use in the local community; and reap the harvest of an experienced crop of young leaders across the Baptist family.
A set of guidelines for churches wishing to host interns is in an advanced stage of preparation, alongside proposals to appoint a Baptists Together coordinator for the development of our next generation of leadership.
An internship project group was commissioned by the Core Leadership Team (CLT) following the 2019 report that investigated the presence and contribution of young adults to our Baptist family.
If you can offer any input into this work, or have ideas to share with the project group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are presently lots of excellent internship placements available across the Baptist movement which are yet to be filled for Sept 2021. Please pass on details of the internship schemes below to those who might be considering a year out this next academic year:
Internship schemes within Baptists Together:
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