Communitas International seeks Interns who will assist Planting Pastors and Team Leaders to start and sustain a missionally – focused community of faith.
Communitas International seeks Interns who will assist Planting Pastors and Team Leaders to start and sustain a missionally – focused community of faith. Communitas has been planting churches worldwide for over 50 years. The Intern will assist the Planting Pastor in the proven methodology employed by the Communitas network of churches of embedding, initiating, practicing, maturing, hubbing, and extending to pattern the church and its community life, while also enjoying great flexibility to adapt to the specific cultural contexts of the area. The preferred candidate will be at least a college Junior or volunteer adult who has a great interest in church-planting as well as missional theology and practice. The efforts of the Intern will result in greater personal and mission effectiveness which will in turn leave the host project more healthy and thriving due to the efforts of the Intern.
What Intern Can Expect from local Communitas Team:
The Intern can expect the following from the leader and local team:
- You will be welcomed into the place of ministry and given opportunities to embed in the culture.
- You will meet with your team leader at least weekly to discuss your progress and the ministry/personal work that needs to be done.
- You will be supported in the transition to the new culture – however, you will also be given the freedom to explore on your own. As an intern, you should expect that the local team will give guidance, but not seek to micromanage your stay there.
- Times of prayer and support as you meet the challenges of living in a new culture.
We sincerely hope that your internship will lead you to a greater understanding of God’s plan and purpose for your life.
Each CI Intern is permitted to raise financial support to offset basic living expenses. This will be disbursed as a monthly stipend, based on the agreed upon budget. Each CI Intern will also be permitted to seek financial support to offset agreed ministry related expenses such as attendance at CI staff events and training. These expenses may be reimbursed with prior permission from the Intern’s supervisor/s. At year end, each CI Intern will be provided with IRS 1099 summarizing his/her total taxable compensation. It is the responsibility of each CI Intern to report this income and pay any applicable taxes and/or social security contributions to the IRS.
IMPORTANT: All donations received by CI are under the control of the organization including those ‘preferenced’ for the work of a missionary or Intern. Disbursements of these funds to a missionary account must comply with the most current CI policy and procedure manual. All donations are subject to the 10% EST (essential services transfer) prior to allocation to a project or ministry account. Should service with CI end due to resignation or dismissal, funds in a missionary or project account are reviewed by the Finance Facilitator and HR Manager for applicable disbursements of severance pay and legitimate expenses. Remaining funds are returned to the Kingdom Advancement Fund of CI to be reallocated at the discretion of the leadership team.
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