The King’s Church Internship Programme was established in 2005 to provide theological education, discipleship and leadership training for young adults. The programme comprises four key elements:
- Theological Study
- Leadership Development
- Church-based Ministry
The programme provides each Intern with a breadth of opportunity and experience. This facilitates the development of their relationship with and understanding of God, their theological learning, their personal and ministerial skills, and their qualities and character as leaders.
- Combines serious theological study with church-based ministry
- Is located in a leading university city
- Is based in a thriving evangelical community church with strong bible-teaching, a missional focus and large student ministry
- Is run by a highly experienced and qualified church-based training team
- Takes young men and women at pre- and post-University ages
- Suits those looking for a stretching ‘high expectations – high input’ gap year programme.
- Is an excellent first step for people considering future ministry
The aim of the King’s Church Internship is to develop theologically rooted future Christian leaders for the church and wider society. It is a ‘springboard’ for individuals to put down strong roots in the Bible and gain confidence and experience in ministry and mission.
Being situated in the historic university city of Durham gives the Kings Interns the advantages of training in a growing local church as well as the opportunity to serve in the socially diverse North East of England. The training programme has access to academically excellent teaching from highly qualified and experienced trainers.
A second year option – the Ministry Training Programme – is available for those wishing to further specialise in church based-ministry and leadership.
Interns have gone on to an active involvement in the life of the church as well as work in a wide range of professional fields including: church ministry, medicine, youth work, banking, politics, prison ministry, government, nursing, education, the voluntary sector, computing, sales, the arts, self-employment and further theological study.
The Internship provides an excellent grounding in theology, mission and ministry as well as developing leadership skills. It is a great foundation for anyone wanting to serve God and his Kingdom effectively their whole lives.