Country: Sweden - population 10 million
City: Stockholm - capital & population 2.3 million
Church: Grace Church - started 2012
As the capital of Sweden, Stockholm is a world leader in design, technology, fashion & finance. There are over 100,000 students in the city and it is a great place to live & work with long summer days and cool snowy winters. As a diverse, growing and secular city there are endless possibilities and mission opportunities to take advantage of. Grace Church is a multi-cultural church family with a big vision to reach the city of Stockholm by making disciples and starting groups of believers in every station stop in the Stockholm area.
We have hosted several ID students already (from the UK & from Sweden). We've hosted an ID mission trip & our ID students have been involved in worship, organising key events, starting new groups and learning tonnes about church planting, mission and meeting people from all over the world. We should warn you that several of them have loved it so much that they have stayed on in the city, looked for work here or gone to university in Sweden (did we mention there are no student fees for EU citizens here?). So be warned you might love being here you won't want to move back!
Requirements: Able to take initiative & self-motivated; a sense of adventure & fun;
Placement possibilities: Student work; Children's work; administration; Worship; community ministry, outreach
Support offered: Help with travel to UK for ID training, subsidised board & lodging
More about ID:
Why be an ID intern?
ID is a year-long church internship program designed to help you walk with Jesus into the adventures that he has for you. Over the course of the year you'll be immersed in the life and mission of a local church, where you can serve in a wide variety of exciting ministries and be lovingly discipled. We also expose you to exciting missional opportunities with Relational Mission churches in the UK and Europe.
We want to intentionally disciple you. To help you grow in knowledge and passion for God, to learn you are you, and how you can live and speak for Jesus in every area of life.
Why host or send an ID intern?
Our hope is that ID not only blesses the individual interns but also the churches that host and send them. Having an ‘IDer’ in your church who is well invested in and given opportunities to serve and step out demonstrates a commitment to investing in individuals.
Likewise, sending folks on ID shows that as a church you are committed to Christ’s commission and value the apostolic as much as the local.
So, who could you send onto the course? Could your church offer someone a placement?
Who is it for?
Anyone aged 18+ who is able to take a year out and who wants to grow in their faith.
ID can be a wonderful opportunity for college/school leavers to get a solid foundation of theology and character before heading to the work place or off to university. Likewise for those finishing university considering what to do next. We have also had a good number of men and women in their twenties and thirties take career breaks in order to do the course. We haven't yet had anyone in retirement come onto the course, but we’re open to that!
I'm in! How do I apply?
The application process can be found on the ID webpage. Applicants complete an online form which comes through to the ID team who then contact the sending church to discuss the applicant and the placement options available.
Or you can contact Matt Fell directly to ask any questions and to find out more.