At First Free, we believe in ministry development. If you have a particular ministry skill set and are looking for ministry experience, consider our internship or pastoral residency.
Internships are geared for those who are looking to pursue a ministry calling. The internship can be tailored to meet an interns interests and/or their school’s requirements for credit. Generally internships last a full year. Our pastor’s areas of expertise lie in worship/music ministry, youth/children’s/next generation ministry, small groups and preaching ministry. Other ministries could also be pursued (women’s/men’s, administration, graphic design, communications, etc.). Stipends are negotiable.
A Pastor Residency is geared for the individual who has some significant ministry experiences already, but needs further experiences in church ministry for a future ministry position. Areas of emphasis could include the same as an intern, but could be extended to include biblical pastoral counseling, visitation, preaching and teaching opportunities. We have a couple of retired pastors and several elders who are eager to encourage a pastoral resident. Usually a residency lasts 1-3 years.