Testwood Baptist Church
Interns Programme 2017–2018

Interns Programme 2017–2018

Testwood Baptist Church
Internship Programme 2017 – 2018

The Role

There are opportunities for an intern to be involved with either the Youth and Children’s Department or Community Outreach, in addition to gaining some general church-based experience. Interns would be expected to participate in Sunday worship. Interns should be prepared to indicate at interview which ministry area they are most interested in. It is likely that each intern will be mainly engaged within one church ministry although there may be opportunities to get involved in other areas too. The church is eager to develop the programme in a way that will best match the gifts and interests of the intern with the needs of the church. There will be an opportunity for the individual to discuss this with the church and agree to a programme of activities which the intern will be involved with.

Each intern will be assigned a supervisor who will direct their activities and provide support and guidance. There will also be opportunities to meet with other interns for mutual support.


The programme will run from September 2017 until July 2018. The role involves engagement in church activities for 20 hours a week. This is to be worked over 3 days including Sundays and up to 2 evenings a week.

The role is self-supporting, but we can offer various training and development opportunities. In addition to gaining practical experience with guidance from a team of experienced church leaders, there will be an opportunity to undertake courses or training. The current interns are all enrolled on the Transform Programme with Above Bar Church in Southampton; however training options will be discussed with the applicants to take into account individual interests, skills, experiences and development needs.

It is expected that the intern will find alternative part-time employment for the days he/she is not engaged in church activities. The intern should also allow themselves some study time in order to gain the most from their experience. Unfortunately we are unable to provide accommodation.

Who we’re looking for

Testwood Baptist Church is looking for committed Christians who are passionate about serving the Lord. This internship offers the opportunity to experience church-based ministry and to develop your skills and gifts. This may appeal to young people wishing to take a gap year before or after university, or for those who wish to explore a sense of God’s calling into ministry, but we welcome applications from people of all ages who are well-motivated, adaptable and eager to serve.

How to Apply

If you’re interested, please complete the application form and return to Katrina Elkins at Testwood Baptist Church by 31st May 2017. This may be emailed by sending to katrina@testwoodbaptist.org or if you’d like to speak to someone to find out more please ring the church on 023 8086 0320.

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