THE HEART OF THE INTERNSHIP
At the very core of the Disciple Internship program lies a passion to see each and every young person fulfill their God-given purpose in life. We recognize that your gifts- both discovered and undiscovered- are vital parts to the body of Christ and to the plans God has for this generation. Disciple Internship will help you steward those gifts and callings in you to create a positive change in the world.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
Disciple Internship is a two-year training program for young adults which has two main elements: general classes and specialized courses.
A TYPICAL WEEK AT DI
- Morning prayer meetings and times of worship
- General Classes (listed below)
- Afternoon specialized courses and rehearsals
- Worship Arts
- Student Ministries
- Children’s Ministry
- Graphic Design
- TV & Media
- Occasional evening events
- Weekly church services
- Youth services (if applicable)
- Team events throughout the year
Each internship year begins early September and ends the last week of June.
Disciple Internship meets Monday-Thursday from 8:30AM – 3:00PM.
We have various specialized course plans across a breadth of ministry areas within LWCC on which you can focus. Through these programs, you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience in your chosen area of interest. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with and learn from ministry professionals who have years of experience under their belts.
Disciple Internship offers 7 courses: Worship Arts, Student Ministries, Children’s Ministry, Missions, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, TV & Media, and Graphic Design.
General classes will cover a wide range of Bible topics. In these classes, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Living Word’s pastors and speakers, gaining wisdom and insight from decades of ministry experience.
The Holy Spirit
This class will help students understand the ministry of Holy Spirit and encourage them to develop a relationship with Him. This class is necessary for a true understanding of the Bible and God. Topics will include, but are not limited to ministry, the person of the Holy Spirit, and prayer.
Old Testament Survey
We will delve deep into the history of The Bible to give students a better understanding of how we can apply the principles and ideas of The Bible in our relationships, jobs, etc. At this point we will read the entire Bible in context from start to finish. Topics will include Old Testament fundamentals, New Testament fundamentals and church history (Acts, revivals), and what is unwritten.
Grace and Faith
This class is an ongoing study of God’s plan for mankind through Jesus Christ and how to live by grace through faith. In this class, the student will spend time studying the Bible to find Christ is the center of it all and how salvation can be experienced daily through an authentic relationship with our Heavenly Father. The student’s faith will be built during this course, opening the door for them to reign in the areas of life to which God has called them. Topics of discussion are, but won’t be limited to, God’s plan for mankind, the life of Christ, the difference between the Old and New Testaments, how to recognize Christ symbolized throughout the entire Bible, and how to receive God’s grace through faith.
This class will address the traditions and purpose of honor. We are servants of Jesus Christ which, in turn, makes us servants of one another. To honor God we must honor others. Topics will include Honor’s Reward by John Bevere, spiritual authority, and understanding biblical submission to authority.
This class will address finances, and how we manage them. In The Bible, there isn’t one topic that is spoken of more than finances. This practical class will teach you how to budget, save, and invest properly. If you can steward that which is least, you can steward that which is the greatest.
Our Prayer School class is a hands-on experience with biblical prayer both within a corporate setting, as well as a personal setting. Time will be spent in prayer and worship, as well as reading, study, and lecture centered around prayer. Corporate prayer settings with a designated leader will be very common. Emphasis will be given to spiritual development, awareness, and sensitivity, as well as spiritual disciplines and defining sound, biblical, prayer habits.
Principles of Leadership
Principles of Leadership is a study of the leadership models of Jesus, with a focus on leading ones self first before leading others. Attention is given to the character of the leaders, as well as modeling and servant leadership. In this class, students see the comparison of biblical models of leadership alongside traditional and contemporary secular models.
Blood Covenant and the Tabernacle
In this class, students will walk through a Hebrew covenant ceremony, taking time to study each component of the ceremony to see how it all symbolizes our covenant with God through Jesus. The student’s faith will be built as he begins to understand the principles of his covenant with God and how covenant is the avenue in which God blesses us. Attention will be given to faith development and Bible doctrine, as well as the Hebrew culture and Bible interpretation.