What if you could accelerate your ministry experience with a focused, intentional season of hands-on ministry right here in Tulsa, OK at Church on the Move?
NEXT is a one-year internship program created for that very purpose. We want to provide you with practical ministry experience, teach you essential biblical principles, and equip you with invaluable leadership opportunities.
You won’t be sitting in a classroom for your NEXT internship! You’ll get firsthand experience working right alongside our team and access to seasoned ministry leaders. You won’t be here to just stand in the shadows and watch. After a year you’ll be amazed at how much you accomplished and the experience you gained. The training you’ll receive will be well worth the investment of your time, energy, and passion.
We offer a variety of internships for you to consider.
As a Creative Team intern, you will be part of the team that crafts weekend services. Learn the art of architecting a service that uses music, story, and art to introduce people to the real Jesus. Be part of the creative process as you brainstorm, write, and develop ideas. Learn to do the work of not only using creativity to share a message, but also having a clear understanding of the “how” and “why” behind the message that you're communicating. This is not just about creativity and skills training. You will be developed as a leader, while growing as a Christ-follower.
If you pay attention to the world around you, then you know the power behind dynamic visual design. As a Design intern you will have an opportunity to take your creative talent to the next level and solve problems that matter. You’ll work alongside seasoned professionals, learning your craft while growing in your faith and leadership skills. Your talents and skills will be stretched each week, and your “wins” will be evident in the life change you’ll see every weekend. You’ll get to touch everything from print work, to interactive pieces and environmental design…the opportunities are everywhere.
In the Family Ministries department of Church on the Move, we embrace, guide, engage, affirm, and mobilize kids from newborn to high school. As a part of the team, our goal is to disciple, develop, and disrupt you. We will disciple you by helping you become the spiritual leader God has called you to be and to grow in your walk with Him. We will develop you to become an effective leader by stretching your creative skills and helping you to become a creative problem-solver and a good steward of your time and resources. We will disrupt your preconceived ideas of what an internship is about and challenge you to live outside of your comfort zone.
Some of the areas of this internship include pastoral training, the creative process (video, graphic design, writing, etc.), production, worship, administration, and leading volunteers.
Mission & Outreach
You will work alongside our Love Your Neighbor missions and outreach team to equip and lead people from Church on the Move into ministry opportunities outside the walls of our church. From planning the details of upcoming mission trips to leading local outreaches in our city, you will experience what it takes to do ministry in any part of the world. You will learn the most effective ways to reach different cultures as well as how to inspire people to serve with purpose and balance.
You'll work alongside seasoned production professionals to help hone your craft while actually doing it – not just talking about it. You'll discover what it really takes to operate and maintain multiple full-service venues across several campuses. Additionally, you'll learn how ingenuity, organization, and efficiency can work hand-in-hand with the creative process to bring live events to life. Prepare to learn, grow, and lead as you find out what it means to truly be a part of a team all working towards the same end result.
The Discipleship team meets people where they are and helps them take one step closer to God in the spiritual process of Know, Grow, Discover, Go. We provide the open doors and experiences that help people become free from their past and live the life of purpose that God intends them to live through ministries like Small Groups, The Next Move, Go Teams, Sections, Baptism, Prayer, and Care.
This experience will challenge you to grow in your abilities to strategize, develop systems, resource and learn from team leads, and coordinate with multiple teams to achieve goals. We're looking for driven, creative thinkers who can keep a great attitude and handle a variety of responsibilities with excellence and passion.
Social Media & Communications
More than 1.5 billion people are on Facebook worldwide. The average person spends 2.6 hours a day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Our social media ministry gives us opportunities to reach people anytime, anywhere right where they are.
Learn our social media philosophy and gain key firsthand communications experience this year. Work with photography teams, help us reach new followers, learn copywriting skills, and develop content strategies. If you have a heart to reach people with the Gospel through social media, apply for our Social Media & Communications internship today.
As a Film Team intern, you will work directly alongside our team of visual storytellers. Each week, you’ll be part of creating stories, promos, and thematic videos used in weekend services and on social media. Develop your skills in creative development, pre-production, cinematography, lighting, editing, and motion graphics, while getting to experience life in full-time ministry. This is not just about skills training. You will be developed in leadership and creativity, while growing in your walk with God.
Is music your thing? If so, we may have a spot for you. You’ll have the opportunity to play, sing, lead, create, and most importantly, learn what it takes to create an environment that helps introduce people to the real Jesus.
We encourage anyone from ages 18–24 to apply for NEXT and there are no educational requirements.
WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?
We encourage anyone from ages 18-24 to apply.
DO I GET PAID?
This is a volunteer internship program. Interns are not employees or independent contractors. No wages, insurance, or other compensatory benefits will be provided.
WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL INVESTMENT?
This internship is a tuition-free program. You simply give us your time and a great attitude.
CAN I WORK AN OUTSIDE PART-TIME JOB?
In most cases you will be able to have a part-time job while participating in our internship program. We do not, however, provide the part-time job.
DO I NEED A CAR?
Your internship responsibilities will require transportation.
ARE THERE ANY EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS?
No, but come with a willingness to learn.
HOW MANY HOURS WILL I BE WORKING?
Our average work week is 40 hours, which may include working weekend services, depending on the internship. For big events or special projects, we put in extra hours as needed. All requests for time off will be approved on an individual basis.
You will also be required to attend a weekly Biblical Leadership Class on Thursday afternoons where you will learn more about leadership, Biblical theology, and navigating relationships in a small group setting.
IS HOUSING PROVIDED?
Housing is not provided.
HOW LONG IS THE INTERNSHIP TERM?
The 2018-2019 term will last from August 13, 2018, until July 28, 2019, and will include holiday breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
WILL I GET A JOB AT COTM AFTER MY TERM ENDS?
This is not the case for most of our participants, but there may be exceptions. We are not necessarily looking to recruit and hire new Church on the Move employees. Our goal is to train and equip you for whatever God is leading you to do next.