Center for Church Leadership

Center for Church Leadership

What is CCL?

The Center for Church Leadership is Grace's commitment to leadership development for the sake of multiplying the church as we launch leaders into the mission of God. Comprised of both a Volunteer Leadership Pathway and a Vocational Leadership Pathway, those committed to leadership development within the church are identified, equipped and developed through classes and experiences, engagement in leadership roles within the church, as well as participation in internships and residencies.

CCL Internships

The Summer Internship Program is a 40-hour paid program designed to give individuals the opportunity to explore a call to vocational ministry. It’s an excellent entry point for Grace’s Center for Church Leadership’s Vocational Leadership Pathway.  Summer interns are paid and housing is provided if needed. Interns also attend a short-term trip to Toronto, Canada and The Global Leadership Summit hosted by Grace Church. As part of the program, we focus on:

  • Intern Development. We believe in the intentional and structured development of young adults for ministry. Throughout the program, interns spend 15 hours per week in classes, serving others, and observing ministry experiences as they grow deeper in their personal calling,  spiritual formation, and understanding of how they can be more fully-launched into the Mission of God.

  • Meaningful Ministry Work. We value the skills, perspectives, and energy interns bring to Grace as they engage in significant and meaningful ministry work. Interns will work 25 hours per week as part of the team in their ministry area to work on the relevant needs of Grace.

  • Intern Capstone Project. We believe in empowering our interns to manage and complete an essential project for their ministry area under the guidance of their supervisor. Projects vary by ministry with the end result being portfolio-quality work for the intern and essential ministry work for Grace.

Interns have served with Middle School (Fuse), High School (Merge), Young Adults, Children’s Ministry, Human Resources, Accounting, Outreach and Care, Communications, Production Arts, Leadership Development, Worship Arts and other ministry areas. We encourage applicants to fully explore all ministry areas at Grace for possible internships. Summer Internships will be located at all Grace campuses: Noblesville, IN, Fishers, IN, or Indianapolis, IN.

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The Ministry Internship Program is either a 25-hour (Part-Time) or 40-hour (Full-Time) paid (through fundraising) program designed to raise up interested individuals discerning a call in vocational ministry. It’s the first step of Grace’s Center for Church Leadership’s Vocational Leadership Pathway.  All interns are paid and housing is provided if needed. Funding for Ministry Interns is received from fundraising the total program cost which includes: program materials, wages, Short-Term Trips and any additional Costs. Grace Church will provide training, support, and coaching for all fundraising needs. Fundraising training will occur April 4-9, 2018 and is required for participation in the Ministry Internship Program. Full-Time Ministry Interns are eligible for full medical benefits.  Interns also attend short-term trips to Toronto, Canada and New York City and multiple retreats. As part of the program, we focus on:

  • Intern Development. We believe in the intentional and structured development of young adults for ministry. Throughout the program, interns spend 15 hours per week in classes, serving others, and observing ministry experiences as they grow deeper in their personal calling,  spiritual formation, and understanding of how they can be more fully-launched into the Mission of God.

  • Meaningful Ministry Work. We value the skills, perspectives, and energy interns bring to Grace as they engage in significant and meaningful ministry work. Interns will work 10 hours (Part- Time) or 25 hours (Full-Time) per week as part of the team in their ministry area to work on the relevant needs of Grace.

  • Intern Capstone Project. We believe in empowering our interns to manage and complete two essential projects for their ministry area under the guidance of their supervisor. Projects vary by ministry with the end result being portfolio-quality work for the intern and essential ministry work for Grace.

Interns have served with Middle School (Fuse), High School (Merge), Young Adults, Children’s Ministry, Production Arts, Worship Arts, Outreach and Care, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, and Communications and we encourage applicants to fully explore all ministry areas at Grace for possible internships. Ministry Internships are located at all Grace campuses: Noblesville, IN, Fishers, IN, or Indianapolis, IN.

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