Pastoral Ministry Intern
It is intended that through this mentorship the intern will be given opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of pastoral ministry. This will include, but not be limited to preaching, worship service leadership, teaching, pastoral care, ministry team development and leadership, and pastoral counseling.
The intern will work with the pastor, staff, and session in furthering the goals of community engagement, assimilation, and discipleship. Opportunity will be present to imagine and initiate new efforts in outreach aligned with the gifting of the intern.
Waitsburg Presbyterian has enjoyed a recent period of growth, but continues to be challenged to see how our congregants and church ministries might better connect with the families of school aged children.
At the retirement of the present pastor, the right candidate may be considered as a candidate for the position of solo pastor.
Mentoring Church Information
Finances and Housing
Mentoring Church Context
An intern can help the church realize its mission through: (1) the development and practice of the skills of pastoral ministry previously described and through energetic prayer and initiative in
community outreach personally, and (2) through leadership in church based community outreach initiatives.
Waitsburg is a rural community of 1200. (with just a 1000 yet needing to know Christ). It’s economic base has been wheat farming. More recently there has been economic development that has included two new restaurants, a wine and beer bar, and busy coffee shop that frequently hosts a Friday night blue grass jam. Waitsburg is an exburg of Walla Walla, twenty miles away. It has been influence by the wine culture that Walla Walla is known for.