Celebration Church exists to reach and challenge people to grow in relationship with God and others, resulting in changed lives, homes, cities, and world through Jesus Christ. We believe multiplication is essential to building the kingdom. The only way to accomplish this is by equipping future leaders. Our internship program is at the heart of our vision to expand throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
At Celebration Church, we always want to ensure that there is always someone next in line to carry on our mission in New Orleans and beyond. Interns will develop personally and spiritually, under the guidance of our staff, while gaining practical ministry experience. This is where passion meets purpose.
We are passionate about equipping and training a new generation of leaders to work and walk in their calling to serve in ministry.
Our internship is designed to encourage you to
DISCOVER | Uncover your gifts, strengths, and talents in order to clarify your calling.
DEVELOP | Develop your character and capacity to strengthen your leadership. Our ultimate goal is to help you grow as a disciple of Christ.
DIRECT | Gain practical, specific ministry experience. Learn to lead as you are equipped to direct projects, events, & outreaches. Work and lead in a team environment with church staff and serve teams.
Requirements: Ages 17-25 , high school diploma, consistent attendance in a life group, immersion baptism, salvation
DETAILS & INFORMATION
The total time commitment will be 25 hours a week. Interns are expected to work most of their hours a week with their supervisor in their assigned department. You will have the opportunity to complete departmental assignments and projects while gaining valuable ministry experience. You will also participate in weekly intern development time lead by the Intern Coordinator and other Celebration Church staff. All weekend service hours are scheduled by intern’s departmental supervisor.
25 hours a week
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-5 pm; 4 hours
Tuesdays 12 – 5 pm; 5 hours
Midweek and Weekend services: 8 hours
This is not a paid internship.
We encourage our interns not to work full time. Completion of this internship does not guarantee employment at Celebration Church.
Our internship program is small but that enables us to pour into and get to know our interns in a special way. Intern Development takes place once a week following Staff Time. Each module is 4 weeks long. Sessions are based on book discussion, action steps, and pastoral staff teachings.
- Module 1 | Spiritual Development: Interns will learn the value of developing spiritual disciplines such as studying the Bible, fasting, prayer, taking a Sabbath, etc.
- Module 2 | Personal Development: Interns will learn how to be personally effective through time management and goal setting.
- Module 3 | Leadership Development: Interns will learn to lead others well by learning to receive and cast vision, recruiting volunteers and leading a team, giving soul care, conflict management, and aligning people based on their strengths and abilities.
for the young at heart who want to impact the youngest generation of our church. Interns will coordinate Kidztown weekend services and events, prepare curriculum crafts and supplies, ensure data integrity, and oversee serve teams.
for those whose desire is to teach and watch teens develop a deeper relationship with God and each other, helping them find their place in the church. Interns will coordinate midweek services, oversee youth life groups, prepare sermons to share at weekend services, and lead volunteer teams.
for the crafty communicator Interns will be trained in the areas of project and calendar management, content development, and marketing. Interns will work alongside the Communications staff and volunteers to learn about internal and external initiatives, as well as other areas of church communications.
for the person who has been called to pastor in the context of community. Interns grow the church by guiding new guests and believers to take the next steps necessary for spiritual and relational in the local church.
for those who see the gospel through the lens of creativity and visuals. Interns will work with our Digital Media staff to learn about aspects of ministry related to graphics, film, design, and photography. Interns will use videography skills in recording, production, and creative processing.
for the person called to the mission field. Interns will learn how to schedule and manage mission teams while providing support for missionaries.
for the compassionate person captivated by meeting needs in a practical way. Interns will work with the Life Transformation Center and/or the Celebration Church Thrift Store (The Hope Closet) to engage the New Orleans community. You will learn to develop outreach events and programs and manage volunteer teams.
for the person who is passionate about seeing Christ on college campuses. Interns will learn to connect with college and young adults through Life Group coordination, worship services, and organizing fellowship opportunities.
for those who have a heart and passion for the Spanish community. Interns will learn how to effectively communicate cross-culturally, assist in launching Spanish service on multiple campuses. Interns will assist in weekly translation, recording voice-overs and video announcements, proofreading and data integrity.
for those who hear the gospel through music. Interns will learn the heart and responsibility of pastoring worship teams musically, relationally, and spiritually. In this track, interns will work alongside Celebration Worship staff and volunteers to learn about aspects of ministry pertaining to worship, daily ministry needs, hands-on training in different worship areas, leadership classes, mentorship, and basic music training.