We are the Bishops Stortford Community Church situated in beautiful north Hertfordshire, between Cambridge and London.
The church started in 1983 in our founders' front room and has now become a vibrant spiritual community where, by God's grace, His presence is powerfully known. We've been in a season of growth over recent years with two Sunday meetings now attended by over 350 people and growth continuing apace.
Our vision is to be “The Family of God in the Presence of God displaying the Glory of God” and is outworked in the wide variety of Prayer, Prophetic, Outreach and Small groups in our town and further afield, as we seek to love God wholeheartedly, love people unconditionally and tell everyone clearly.
We would love to see an ID intern join our current team and help us build in the following areas depending on your passion and interest: Media & Website, Children’s & Youth work. We would also love to accommodate your gifting and grow you in your season with us.
We would be privileged to pay for your ID fees and will endeavour to find suitable affordable accommodation within the church family.
If this excites you, please contact Oskan Edwardson via firstname.lastname@example.org
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.