A one year programme providing the opportunity to discover and develop your leadership potential while serving in a PCI congregation.
An opportunity to spend a year of your life growing in personal discipleship and developing your leadership ability. This 12 month programme includes quality training and support from a range of people in PCI, all of whom are committed to your development. We are offering six spaces for participants on the programme and will match successful applicants with an
We want to invest in, equip and release young leaders into our Church and communities. We are providing these opportunities first and foremost to help you develop as an individual and secondly to resource the work of congregations at a local level.
If you have a passion for God, a heart for the Church, a willingness to learn and gifts to contribute, then this opportunity is for you. The scheme is suitable for those who may wish to explore some form of ministry in the future and those who wish to grow in both their leadership and gifting. Applicants should be committed to Christ, aim to reflect Him through their life and demonstrate competency in some areas of ministry.
The programme will run from September 2017 to August 2018 and involves a commitment of up to 25 hours per week, equating to approximately 8 sessions each week. A weekly schedule will be agreed before applicants begin their placements.
Successful applicants will be matched with a local congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and will undertake their placement within that setting. Interns will be line managed locally, with support from PCI’s Discipleship Development Officer. This is an unpaid scheme, however participants will be given access to significant training, resources and valuable experience, as well as the reimbursement of all out-of-pocket expenses related to their ministry.
View the film below for a snapshot of four people’s journeys through the PCI Intern Scheme, sharing their highlights and developments throughout the year. The PCI Intern Scheme is a one year opportunity to serve, grow and develop in ministry and leadership.
Intern Scheme 2017 Promo from Presbyterian Church in Ireland on Vimeo.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THIS A PAID SCHEME?
Participants in the scheme do so in an unpaid capacity. Out of pocket expenses including
transport, food and resources will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts. Participants will
have the opportunity to participate in a ministry training course agreed in advance which will be
covered through the scheme. No other payments will be made.
CAN I WORK ALONGSIDE THE PROGRAMME?
Participants are welcome to support themselves financially by seeking part-time work
alongside the programme, provided they are still able to participate fully in agreed placement
HOW MANY SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AND WHO CAN APPLY?
We have up to six spaces available. Applicants should be over 18 and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
IS ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE?
Accommodation is not necessarily provided however, depending on the nature and geography of the placement in relation to the applicant’s home, suitable arrangements will be sought in the conjunction with the host congregation.
HOW WILL MY TIME BE SPENT?
As well as helping with various tasks in your congregational placement, the programme includes time dedicated to personal growth, structured training, mentoring and preparation. This scheme is open to a wide variety of placements including youth ministry, children’s ministry, pastoral care, music ministry, outreach or community work.
Congregational interest form
Intern interest form
For more information please contact the Congregational Life and Witness Office on +44 (0)28 9041 7248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org