Gateway Internships are geared towards the person who is looking for an in-depth way to grow, discover themselves, and explore god’s calling on their life. If you ever wished you could get a glimpse into the inner workings of ministry & how it all works at gateway, while also being developed intentionally and extensively as a person, a follower of Jesus and a leader, gateway internships may be for you!
We have 5 internship tracks available. Whatever track you choose will grow you in real-life experience and expose you to what it takes to be part of a ministry team, all while being mentored, equipped, and released in your gifts to grow as a person and leader.
MINISTRY TRACK OPTIONS
Creative Arts - GatewayKids - Youth & Young Adults - Community Life - General Ministry
Many times people find themselves ill-equipped both in life and the career path they have chosen. Being a Gateway Intern could give you a growth edge before you go to school or enter the workforce. Or maybe you feel a call in your life to explore the possibility of ministry, and want to explore what this means for your life. Either way, gateway internships are the place to get real experience in both practical life and work as well as explore the calling and gifting God has laid on your life.
+ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
One of our goals in the Gateway Internship is growing you as a person. It isn't just that we want to help you sharpen your skills, but we also are intentional about wanting to see you grow as an individual in your faith, your relationships, and your understanding of yourself. By the end of this internship, you will be more confident in who you are as a person and interacting with the world around you.
+ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
With the pressure of having to have your whole life figured out before you even enter university, the pressure can be stressful. The experience gained by taking a semester or a year off and grow in real-life work experience will elevate you above the crowd. Or maybe you are already on your career path but know some intentional development could help you accelerate the growth you wish to see professionally.
+ SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
With the busyness of life and everything competing for our attention, it can be tough to find the time and space to grow in our faith. Taking some time to be lasered focused could be the catalyst for the life and spiritual walk you are hoping for, for the rest of your life.
Alongside the practical mentoring and experience you will receive in this internship, you will also be enrolled in our gateway academy program (at no cost) where you will learn from pastor martin himself. Each module will be catered to include the practical exposure and experience you will need.
DR. MARTIN TRENCH IS A GIFTED LEADER, TEACHER, AND WRITER, AS WELL AS HOLDing TWO BACHELOR OF ARTs DEGREES, TwO MASTERs DEGREES, AND A DOCTORATE. MARTIN BRINGs A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE IN PRACTICAL LIVING, SPIRITUAL GROWTH, AND THEOLOGY, BUT DOES SO IN A WAY in which ANYONE CAN UNDERSTAND, GROW, AND BE INSPIRED.
+ MODULE 1: HEALTHY SPIRITUAL GROWTH
101 The Spirit-filled Life:
- Grace: Resting in finished work
- Power: Gifts & fruit of Spirit
- Wholeness: Dreams & visions, meditation & prayer, spirit, mind, body & soul ties
102 Stages of Spiritual Growth:
- The 3 stages of spiritual growth
- Deal with your inner demons
- The Bible is different than you think
103 Eyes Wide Open:
- The 4 spiritual diseases
- The plan of the Ages
- Spiritual but not religious: Gaining a wider view of God and scripture
+ MODULE 2: HEALTHY PERSONAL GROWTH
201 The Power of Belief:
- The abundant life
- Faith: The law of attraction
- Learning to lead in life
202 Discover Your Life Purpose:
- Discover your S.H.A.P.E
- Plan your future
- Live in alignment (+the heroes journey)
203 Breaking Through to a Higher Level:
- Raise your threshold
- Let it go
- Jesus the life coach
+ MODULE 3: HEALTHY CHURCH GROWTH
301 Building a Stronger Church:
- Wise Master Builder (apostolic ministry & churches)
- Building people
- Building community (incl teams & groups; formal & informal; gift of hospitality)
302 Finding Your Fit:
- Gift-based service (Eph 4)
- Leaders & followers
- Clear communication
303 Principles of Church growth:
- Vision - philosophy of ministry
- Goals - breaking barriers through changing structure
- Health - holistic church growth & health
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have a question that you were unable to find the answer to, please don’t hesitate to reach out and get more information. We are here to help.
+ IS THIS INTERNSHIP PAID?
This is an unpaid internship.
+ WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE INTERNERSHIP?
This internship runs in three different four-month blocks: September to December; January to April; May to August.
Specific start and end dates can be flexible, with an option to extend your internship past the allotted four-month block (if approved by the senior leadership). We do encourage a minimum four-month commitment as anything shorter would not give the exposure needed for a productive experience.
+ WHAT IS THE WEEKLY COMMITMENT?
A GatewayInternship is a 10-20 hour weekly commitment. If you are looking to get involved, yet the 10-hour minimum time commitment is not feasible, consider joining one of our teams by heading to www.gateway.ac/serve.
+ WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WEEK LOOK LIKE?
Every intern will have opportunities to be part of staff events, as well as a weekly training event where you would be discipled, invested in, and equipped. These weekly training events would primarily be led by one of our senior staff. The exact day and time would be decided once we finalized our intern roster for the season.
You will also be enrolled in GatewayAcademy at no cost. These classes happen on Wednesday nights (for six weeks each semester) and one Saturday all day. You can get the whole schedule and details of GatewayAcademy at www.gateway.ac/academy.
The rest of your schedule time would be organized by the staff in charge of your track to allow your experience to line up with the main ministry times (e.g. Youth on Friday Nights, Kids on Sunday morning, Creative Arts on Thursday evening for Sunday run-through). Each intern would also be expected to be involved with our Sunday morning services, and any special events like EQUIP and Holy Spirit Encounter.
It is our goal to be as flexible with this schedule to be able to accommodate other commitments (like school, work, or family).