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internship ministry tracks

Whether it is for a summer or schoolyear internship, or our year-long residency, each individual selects a ministry track where they will gain hands on experience in a specific area at one of our 15 campuses. This is where they can apply what they are learning from both the intensives and ministry specific electives. Interns and residents will be placed at one of our 15 campuses spread across Southeast Michigan. See our internship FAQ for more info about campus placement.

kids

Woodside has an incredible kids ministry team across our campuses who are passionate and dedicated to cultivating enriching experiences for kids to learn what it means to be a little disciple of Jesus. From weekly programming, to camps and events, our kids ministry team has tons of exciting opportunties.

Kids ministry looks different across all of our campuses, be it rural, urban, or suburban, each offering a unique learning experience. Kids ministry interns can expect to get experience learning about curriculum selection for kids, organizing and assisting with programming and planning, and leading volunteers. Above all, kids’ ministry interns get to help God’s smallest children learn about Him.

What do we look for in a kid’s ministry intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are organized and attentive to details
  • They are flexible to problem solve in the moment
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a genuine love for kids and desire to create an environment for them to experience Jesus
  • They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and have fun
  • They have some experience serving in kids ministry prior
  • Strong, verbal, written, and spoken communication

 

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done with Kids Ministry.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “Kids Ministry” under ministry tracks.

students

Our student ministries are broken down into two categories: middle school (Oasis) and high school (Wake). Our student ministry team is a high energy group of men and women who are committed to serving our students with the desire to see them grow in their walks and embrace their identity in Jesus.

Through weekly programming, small groups, retreats, and campus-wide events, our team continually cultivates unique experiences for fellowship and growth. Each student ministry intern gets a unique development plan giving them the opportunity to gain experience and grow in specific areas. This could include but is not limited to setup for weekly programming, teaching, hosting, assimilating new participants, and discipling students.

What do we look for in a student ministry intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are adaptable and patient
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a joyful spirit and genuine love for students
  • They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and have fun
  • They have some experience serving with students prior
  • At least one year removed from high school graduation. Two years removed preferred
  • Preferred seeking a ministry or biblical education
  • Strong, verbal, written, and spoken communication

 

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done with Student Ministry.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “Student Ministry” under ministry tracks.

young adults

Our young adult’s ministry, Collective, is a weekly gathering for young adults across the Metro Detroit area on Sunday nights. Every week young men and women have the opportunity to dive into God’s Word, worship, and find belonging in Christ-centered community. In addition to weekend gatherings, young adults can get plugged into small groups that meet in homes throughout the week.

Collective Young Adults interns have the unique opportunity to practice creativity and innovation as they organize and execute College Nights, assist in follow up with new people, and build relationships with college students within the ministry. They get to work alongside a team of other men and women who are passionate about spreading the love of Jesus to young adults. Taking personal interests and gifting into account, each intern works with the Collective team to create a custom development plan where they highlight specific projects and goals – all with the purpose of pushing individuals out of their comfort zone to reach their God-given potential.

What do we look for in a young adults ministry intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are adaptable and patient
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a joyful spirit and genuine love for people
  • They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and have fun
  • They have some experience serving in various ministries, preferably young adults
  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, outlook, & social media

 

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done with Young Adults Ministry.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “Young Adults Ministry” under ministry tracks.

adults

Adult Ministries covers a wide range of ministry areas. Interns in this department can expect to get exposure in Life Groups, Men’s, Women’s, Special Needs, spiritual formation, promotion, recruiting, shepherding, and event planning, though there may be one area of focus.

What do we look for in an adult ministries intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are adaptable and patient
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a joyful spirit and genuine love for people
  • They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and have fun
  • They have some experience serving in various ministries
  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, outlook, & social media

 

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done with Adult Ministries.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “Adult Ministries” under ministry tracks.

worship arts

From rural, urban, to suburban settings, Woodside has unique opportunties for men and women to gain hands on worship arts experience in one of our 15 campuses located across Metro Detroit.

Worship arts interns get practical training and hands-on experience at a designated campus where they are immersed in the community and serve in the music ministry by participating in things such as leading/co-leading, serving, planning, and supporting the worship arts team. They will get a front row seat in learning how to cultivate environments that draw people closer to Jesus through worship. In addition to assisting with weekly worship gatherings, worship arts interns also part-take in special intensives where they will learn about topics including:

  • Congregational Context
  • Leadership, Philosophy, and Music
  • Music, Art, Worship, and Culture
  • Dynamics of Leading Teams

What do we look for in a worship arts intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are adaptable and patient
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a joyful spirit and genuine love for people
  • They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and have fun
  • Have some sense of gifting and calling to music ministry
  • Minimum of a high school diploma with music proficiency; theory (sight-reading/chord charts), practical (vocal and/or instrument performance)
  • Some college preparatory work desired
  • Experience serving in local church context in music ministry

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done with Worship Arts.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “Worship Arts” under ministry tracks.

outreach

At Woodside, our mission is to help people belong to Christ, grow in Christ, and reach the world for Christ. That is why we prioritize opportunties to reach people locally and around the world with the love of Jesus. As the Church, we are called to equip the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12-16), and our Local & Global Missions team seeks to do just that.

This intern role is designed to support the vision, mission, and purpose of Woodside’s local and global mission’s department by supporting the communication and administrative needs and by helping connect the Woodside community to the transformational work happening on the field. Outreach interns get to learn about implementing innovative solutions and ideas for connecting the Woodside community to the work being done on the field, as well as assisting with strategies for providing encouragement and spiritual support to our local and global partners and sent missionaries.

There are also additional opportunties to gain outreach experience at a local level through interning at one of our specific campuses or with the Dream Centers of Michigan.

What do we look for in an outreach intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are adaptable and patient
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a joyful spirit and genuine love for people
  • They have a deep compassion for the lost and desire to see them come to know Jesus
  • They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and have fun
  • They have some experience serving in various ministries
  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, outlook, & social media

 

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done with Outreach Ministries.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “Outreach Ministries” under ministry tracks.

pastoral

Pastoral ministry interns have the special opportunity to work closely with a campus pastor at one of our 15 locations. Pastoral interns will learn from one of our seasoned pastors about what it looks like to imitate Christ, managing and prioritizing healthy personal spiritual rhythms, shepherding others through congregational care, leading staff, and volunteer teams, writing and teaching sermons, and other unique learning opportunties.

What do we look for in a pastoral intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are adaptable and patient
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a joyful spirit and genuine love for people
  • They have a deep compassion for the lost and desire to see them come to know Jesus
  • They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and have fun
  • They have a deeply rooted love for Scripture with a passion to love, live and grow in God’s Word
  • They have an evidenced desire to pursue Biblical Education
  • They have evidenced, active involvement in local church ministry
  • They have experience serving in various ministries
  • Minimum of a high school diploma

 

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done in the pastoral ministry track.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “Pastoral Ministry” under ministry tracks.

operations

Operations is a large umbrella at Woodside that entails everything from marketing and communications, stewardship, finance, administration, and worship production. Our various operations teams are what make ministry possible as they diligently seek to equip the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12-16). The men and women who work on our operations teams beautifully display how each of us is equipped and gifted with unique interests and skills that can be used for Kingdom work.

Operations interns work in a specific department at one of our 15 campuses and are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one of these areas and utilize their own skills.

What do we look for in an operations intern?

 

  • They have an active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • They operate from a deep motivation to bring God glory through their actions
  • They have a servant’s heart
  • They have integrity and live above reproach
  • They are humble and teachable
  • They are enthusiastic to learn and jump in wherever there is a need
  • They are adaptable and patient
  • They are hardworking and proactive
  • They exhibit a joyful spirit and genuine love for people
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, outlook, & social media
  • They have some experience working in their area of interest

 

We have summer internships, schoolyear internships, or year-long residencies that can be done in the operations track.

To learn about the difference between internships and residencies, click here. (redirect to internship and residency landing page)

To apply click the “Apply Now” button below and select “operations” under ministry tracks, you can specify an area of interest after selected.

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