The internship is open to those over the age of 18. This includes those just out of education to those in early or active retirement.
Our Internship is an exciting new internship programme for all people who wish to explore leadership in today’s Baptist context. The internship runs over the course of an academic year, from September to June, offering the opportunity for you to explore, experience and better understand leadership within the Baptist Movement in South Wales.
At the heart of the internship programme is our desire to identify, equip and release leaders for God’s mission. Interns will undertake bespoke leadership development training delivered by a range of Christian leaders and mission practitioners and focussed on developing an understanding of Christian leadership more broadly, as well as the opportunity to explore their unique gifting and calling within leadership.
Alongside a focus on leadership development, interns will also be encouraged to undertake theological study to help them grow in their understanding of mission practice, taking time to reflect critically on how the church lives out its missional calling in today’s world.
This element of the internship will be bespoke to the type of area the intern would like to focus on: mission (including digital), pioneering, children, youth & families, community or pastoral.
The intern will be provided with their own mentor who will meet with them on a monthly basis and journey with them over the duration of the programme in order to help them reflect critically on their learning experience and aide them in their leadership development.
Structure of Programme
The internship will be structured around a 5 day week (which includes Sundays). This will comprise the equivalent of 1 day for study and mentoring, 3 days in a ‘local placement’ and 1 day serving with the SWaBA.
We are still working on the costs that will be involved.
To register you interest or if you are a church who would like to host an intern, speak with Revd Hayley