Ministry Exploration Application
The Ministry Exploration Internship is a program of the Michigan Annual Conference.
Its purpose is to help local churches to engage young people from their congregation in the exploration of the ministry of the elder.
Duration: 8 Weeks
15-20 Hours Weekly
The Ministry Exploration program is designed for the discernment of call. If you are accepted into the program, you are expected to:
--Attend an orientation training with your Pastor/Mentor (Date and Location TBD)
--Serve in an 8-week internship at the local church. One of those weeks, the intern provides service in one of the following: 1. Week-long mission trip (or 2.3 shorter projects)
2. Week serving as a counselor at a UM Camp
3. Week of social justice engagement (or several shorter initiatives)
--Establish a mentoring relationship between pastor and intern
--Receive close supervision with weekly feedback
--Engage in at least one opportunity for preaching (along with guidance)
--Engage in opportunities for leadership in the church
--Engage in opportunities for pastoral care, preaching, program leadership
--Pastor and Intern shall together read and discuss "John Wesley's Message for Today (Pocket Edition)" by Lovett Weems.
--Interns will attend a closing gathering (date and time TBD)
If you have any questions, please email Lisa Batten, Conference Young Adult Ministries, at
A short paragraph on each of the following: sharing about your call to ministry, one meaningful experience in your faith journey, and what you hope to receive from your summer of ministry exploration.
Select one of the following books to read to further leadership development:
"Do No Harm" by Rev. Dr. Stephen Ray
"Emergent Strategy" by Adrienne Marie Brown
"The Definition of Success: What Living Homeless Can Teach You" by Derek Snook
"A Hidden Wholeness" by Parker Palmer
"Daring Greatly" by Brene Brown
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