Accelerate is a highly intensive internship ministry of Believers' Chapel Student Ministries. The purpose of this program is to accelerate your relationship with God, accelerate your spiritual education and growth and accelerate your ministry potential.
1: To seek after God (Matthew 6:33)
The primary purpose of Accelerate is to provide students an opportunity to give one full year of their lives to totally seek after Jesus; to seek after God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. Our students will dedicate time every day in prayer and Bible reading. We believe that the most important thing in a person's life is his or her own personal relationship with God. Students will find direction for their life and grow in their spiritual walk. We also believe that Bible study and prayer are the foundations of successful ministry.
2: Spiritual Education and Growth (2 Timothy 2:15)
The second key purpose is for students to mature in all areas of their lives, especially spiritually. All interns will be taking college level Bible courses, memorizing over 100 verses and reading through the Bible in a year. The students will also have occasions to be taught by the Believers' Chapel Pastoral staff on many areas of individual spiritual growth. Moreover, the students will be held accountable to the Pastor and each other for their own spiritual growth.
3: Serving = Ministry
The last key purpose is to give the students an opportunity to serve. Mark 10:43 says, "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant." Throughout this year-long internship, students will be serving in many areas, including daily practical hands-on ministry in such areas as, but not limited to: youth, music, children, elderly, drama, teaching, missions, preaching, evangelism, Bible clubs in schools, and many other ministries. Serving equals Ministry and Ministry equals Serving.
Upon completion, we believe that each student will know the basics of local church ministry and will be sufficiently disciplined in his/her relationship with Jesus. Our goal is to help place students in ministry or encourage further education after Accelerate.
Length of Internship:
The program requires a one-year commitment, but some may wish to continue for a second or third year after which they may enter directly into full-time ministry. The year runs from September-June.
If you would like to apply to Accelerate Internship, fill out an APPLICATION FORM