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    Evolve

    Internship

    Fall 2024

     

     

     

     

     

  • About Interns

    The Evolve Internship is an 8 month discipleship program for 18-30 year old candidates. This program is for those looking to grow in leadership, serve the local church, discover their calling, and develop as a follower of Jesus. The program is for candidates based in Canada and will run from September 2024-May 2025. The application deadline is August 15th 2024.

  • Why Become an Intern?

    Our Heart for Internship

    Thank you so much for your interest in our Evolve Church Internship Program. This local church internship will allow you the unique opportunity to be a part of a passionate, hard-working, and super fun team of people who are following Jesus and devoted to building His church.

     

    We are dedicated to helping you make the best use of your leadership gifts through an exceptional combination of weekly biblical studies, development of your spiritual gifts and leadership skills, and hands-on experience in practical church growth and ministry.

     

    We are also committed to seeing you thrive as an individual and know that this internship will grow you into stronger leadership and greater confidence in every area of your life.

     

    Please take some time to look through our information package for a detailed description of the internship. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@evolvechurch.com

     

    We believe that this one year will change your life, and can't wait to see what God has in store for you.

  • FAQ's

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    1. What is the Evolve Church Internship?

    The Evolve Internship runs from September until May. The program consists of weekly team meetings, biblical studies and curriculum, leadership growth and application, as well as hands-on ministry experience. You will be working in specific areas of the church such as service planning, small groups, youth, media, worship and creative teams, pastoral care, and next steps.

     

    You will work closely with our pastors and leaders who will help you steward and make the best use of your spiritual gifts and leadership skills as you grow your faith, character, and spiritual walk.

     

    The internship will open you up to a broad range of ministry experiences, and all aspects of church growth, as we build the local church together.

    2. What does the ideal applicant look like?

    The ideal applicant for the Evolve Internship is someone who represents and lives a life that is fully devoted to Jesus. They are someone who supports fully the vision and mission of Evolve Church. They are self-motivated, passionate, driven, and ready and willing to do whatever it takes to build the local church.

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    3. What will a typical week look like?

    The Evolve Internship runs 2 days a week, as well as Sundays. Our office hours are 9:00am - 4:00pm. You will intern on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sundays are a full day, starting at 7:00am and ending at 3:00pm. All interns will also need to schedule a maximum of 2 evenings per week for serving, meetings, rehearsals and being a part of an Evolve Group. There will also be instances where interns will need to be flexible with their day, and arrive early or leave late.

     

    Tuesday: Evolve Interns will participate in the weekly Evolve Church Staff Meeting and attend biblical studies training and teaching sessions. Tuesdays are a valuable start to our ministry week.

     

    Thursday: Evolve Interns connect with specific department leaders, have planning meetings, complete department specific tasks and projects, prepare for upcoming events and services, and more within the scope of church life. These days are hands-on and a lot of fun.

     

    Sunday: Evolve Interns arrive at church early to prepare for our day. They will serve as a part of the Evolve Team setting up, preparing for service, and volunteering throughout the service. Sundays are an important and practical way to outwork everything that you’re learning throughout the week. It’s through Sundays that you will get to see the difference you’re making in the stories of people you'll get to meet and do life with.

    4. Do we get holidays or breaks?

    Evolve Interns will receive one week off after our Christmas Service(s), and one week off in the Spring session around the middle of March.

    5. What about accommodations and transportation?

    Neither accommodations or transportation are provided by the Evolve Internship Program. Accepted applicants are encouraged, where appropriate, to contact one another to share transportation costs, or rent an apartment or home together.

    The City of Edmonton’s Public Transportation System (ETS) operates both as busses and a light rail system that are both reliable and safe. ETS Schedules vary after-hours and on weekends, so do your homework. If you plan on utilizing transit, be sure to search for housing that is in close proximity to the church building and major transit lines.

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    6. What do I need to budget for?

    Whether you will be living by yourself or living with roommates, please keep the following things in mind as you plan your budget for the year:

    • Rent for accommodations
    • Transport; transit pass or fuel and vehicle maintenance costs
    • Food and other basic cost of living

    7. Can I have a job while I’m interning?

    The skill of financial stability is vital for life. We would hope that our interns display some semblance of financial responsibility and independence. To maximize your Evolve Intern experience, we would encourage you to save up or have others who would sponsor and invest in your intern year. We encourage interns to work part-time (Monday, Saturday, and some evenings) in a capacity that does not interfere with the Evolve Intern Program.

  • How to Apply

    Come and be a part of this unique, passionate, and life-giving intern community and devote one year of your life to helping build the local church in Edmonton.

    Step 1

    Apply! Download the application, complete it, and send the finished application to info@evolvechurch.com.

    Step 2

    Submit a video. Using a smartphone, record a 30-45 second video of yourself explaining why you want to be a part of the Evolve Intern Program. Videos can be sent to info@evolvechurch.com.

    Step 3

    Submit a Pastoral Reference form. Please download and print a copy of the pastoral reference form and have it completed by a pastor at your local church. Please have your pastor send the completed reference to info@evolvechurch.com.

    Please note: each applicant must provide a completed pastoral reference form in order for the application process to proceed to step 4.

    Step 4

    Interview Meeting. You will be contacted by the Evolve team to schedule an in-person interview meeting. All out of Province or International applicants will be interviewed via Zoom.

    Step 5

    Notification. You will receive notification as to whether your intern application has been successful or not. The timeframe for this notification will take place within one week of the interview appointment.

    Thanks for applying for the 2024 Evolve Church Intership Program.

    We look forward to reviewing your applicaiton!