The Project 1013 Internship Program offers a unique opportunity in dealing with the planning and execution of a growing community outreach program, providing an experience that is customizable to each student’s God-given talents and allows them to grow in their gifts. The internship is offered as a year-long internship from September through the end of June as well as a semester experience from January again through the end of June, both of which will end in the culmination of all their hard work: Project 1013 itself.
For both the full 10-month and the abbreviated programs, housing will be provided either by a house on the church property or individual placement. Having a house on the church property will provide ideal proximity to the church as well as the many other establishments which Rockford has to offer. It will also provide a sense of independence as the students will be living on their own, with people who share similar ministry callings and passions, free from rent and utility costs.
As it is an unpaid internship, expenses outside of basic housing–including food, clothing, and gas–may require students to take up a part time job, for which Rockford offers various options of employment. Rock Church is located near the CherryVale Mall and several other restaurants and stores which offer part time and seasonal employment.
Of their own initiative, students can take advantage of their proximity to Rock Valley College and work toward their associates degree while in the internship program. Rock Church will also be hosting Bible class sessions taught by Dr. Jeff Hubing of the Fire School of Ministry. Dr. Jeff is known for being an inspiring and passionate teacher, and this is a great opportunity for students to learn about ministry.
Students who participate in the Project 1013 Internship Program will be able to have one-on-one time with experienced pastoral and church leadership. This will provide them with a taste of mentorship as they work in the inner circle of the Project 1013 team to plan and execute details for the project. Students will be an essential part of the Project 1013 team as they offer their skills in many areas such as project management, marketing and promotion, building trades, graphic design, media relations, interaction with local government, finance and fundraising, communications, and/or an array of other usable skills.
This internship will encourage students to discover their heart for local missions ministry by serving the poor and under privileged, and restoring hope to a city in need. They will learn how to use the gifts that God has given them to further His ministry. This internship is ideal for students considering ministry as it allows them to pursue this passion while still attending to their studies. Through the program, students' gifts, talents, and abilities will be identified and implemented, creating a customizable experience, which will help students to discover a purpose for their talents as they tune in to God's calling on their lives.
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