What is SOAR?
NMC’s SOAR internship program is an experience that will expand your mind, expand your heart, expand your leadership, and expand your ministry resume. Ministry opportunities include children, students, adult and worship ministries. No matter where you choose to plug in, you can be sure that your projects will be intentional because our goal is to provide practical ministry experiences and opportunities to deepen your intimacy with Christ. This is done through on-the-job training, mentoring, and discipleship, among other experiences.
- Dates: May 22- August 6, 2017.
- Pay: NMC covers housing, meals and ministry expenses. Each intern will also receive a weekly stipend
- Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
- Ministry Options: Children, Students, Adults, and Worship
- Click here to view the 2017 SOAR Brochure
- If you have any questions about NMC’s SOAR Intern, please contact Terry Bley at TerryBley@nmc.church or (574)773-7773.
A Glimpse into the Job
Children’s Ministry: Infants-5th Grade
- Relationship building with families and children
- Teaching and communicating to varying age groups and audience sizes
- Office/Administrative Details
- Midweek and Sunday Programming
- Leadership roles in our summer camps and other events
- Exposure to leading kids in worship
- Hands on experience with curriculum
Student Ministries/College Age: 6th Grade through College Age
- Focused ministry in one specific age group (Middle School, High School, or College Age/Young Adult)
- General ministry opportunities in all age groups
- Relationship building/discipleship to students (one-on-one, small groups, and large groups
- Midweek and Sunday programming)
- Up-front communication
- Office/Administration work
- Coordinating, leading and communicating to volunteers
- Leadership roles on summer trips/camps
- Education and promotion to parents
- Assisting in the programming and planning of weekly worship services
- Leading worship for diverse audiences (youth, young adults and adults) and sizes of audiences (from 50-2,000)
- Leading worship for youth summer trips
- Working with and leading varied teams of musicians and vocalists
- Leading and developing volunteers
- Teamwork and staff communications
- Exposure to ministry in a larger context
- Administrative work
- Developing an intermediate understanding of professional audio and media systems
- Family Life Ministry – marriage, parenting, and counseling
- Adult Education – observation of teaching formats and styles as well as opportunities to lead and teach groups
- Care Ministry – everything from hospital coverage to visitor follow-up
- Community Life – small group/small church ministry
- Exposure to multi-site ministry
What do previous SOAR interns say about their experience?
“SOAR taught me about myself and the plans the Lord has for me. This has helped me use my strengths to glorify God and weaken Satan’s influence in my life as the Lord has helped me improve on my weaknesses.” -Tanner White
“I came out of SOAR with a clearer idea of who I am in Christ, who He has made me to be and the passions He has put inside of me. Over the summer, I became a more disciplined person and am walking closer to the Lord because of these disciplines.” -Mikayla Bley
If you have any questions about NMC’s SOAR Internship, please contact Terry Bley at TerryBley@nmc.church.