Why a student Internship? We want to fully equip our students to become disciples and ministers of the Gospel of Jesus through serving the body of Jesus Christ. With both classroom and practical serving opportunities, they will use their gifts and grow in servanthood and develop leadership traits that reflect Jesus to those whom they will serve. This internship will guide students to become téleios (complete, balanced, well-rounded) disciples.
Who: Current High School Students (9th-12th) This is for students who are serious about their walk with the Lord and want to grow and be challenged. This will not be a daycare. We will be limiting the number of students who can participate.
How: Students can submit an *application here- (click here) Summer Internship Application.
*Each application will be reviewed by Leadership who will be in contact if this internship will be a good fit for the student. We do ask that parents help guide their students but not answer questions for them. Not all students will be accepted as space will be limited.
Where: At Calvary Clayton
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 5 pm; June 13 - August 10, 2023
Lunch: We will provide lunch for our interns on Thursdays but we ask for students to pack a lunch for the Tuesdays.
Service Trip: July 11th-16th. We will serve at the Rock Ministries in Kensington, PA. This trip will be a mandatory part of our equipping in our internship.
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
9 am - Arrival
9-9:30 am - Read Bible/Pray - Individually
9:30-11 am - Classroom Time
11 am-12 pm - Tasks
12-1 pm - Lunch
1-3 pm - Tasks
3-3:30 pm - Break
3:30-4:30 pm - Tasks
4:30-5 pm - Pray and go over the day
5 pm - Departure
What: We are going to take a verse-by-verse approach to a book of the Bible and a good leadership/ministry book to help equip our students. They will walk away from this time with good and helpful insights into what it means to serve and disciple others and following the lecture they will have time to practically live out what they learned in the classroom through church projects. All the while growing in friendship with one another and being the hands and feet of Jesus to the church and staff.
What is Téleios?
Téleios is a Greek word that means “complete,” “mature,” or “full grown.” In English, it’s seen as the word “perfect”. It does not mean "perfect" as we think of it today, as "without fault, flaw, or defect." Other English words that translate better are “whole, full, finished, well-rounded, balanced, sound, and wholehearted." It refers to something or someone, that is a finished product or well-rounded outcome.
Paul used it when he referred to the goal of Christian discipleship, “… for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect (téleios) man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12-13).
Perhaps the best-known occurrence of téleios occurs in Matthew 5:48: "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Certainly, Jesus desires that we become as flawless as we can humanly be, using the utter perfection of the Father as our model, but His use of téleios suggests something else. His aim is that Christians be completely committed to living God's way of life, maturing in it until they can perform the duties God entrusts to them both now and in His Kingdom.