If you have a question about the intern program, please use the “I have a question” form at the very bottom of this page.
Applications for the 2017-2018 year are now being accepted. The first step in becoming an intern is filling out the form below.
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Information about the Intern Program
Hope Chapel is a Christian inter-denominational church with a mission to “Share the Love of Jesus with the people of Maui that all may Know and Glorify God”. Our core values as a church come from our emphasis on Biblical teaching; they are Worship, Community, Kids and Families, Life Change. Our 24-member staff serves a membership base of 1,300 people. Our Goal is to equip serious servant-oriented leaders for full-time vocational ministry, and to give each one a deeper sense of God’s calling in their life. Our Purpose is to provide hands-on experience from gifted and experienced leaders in various ministry-related areas within the local church context.
Our Internship Program
Our vision is to train individuals in dynamic hands-on ministry skills and nurture and develop their unique spiritual gifts and passions. Each year we select single college-age interns (19-26) who will be assigned to a ministry overseer whose gifts and talents compliment theirs. This year we will be selecting 12 interns. Available ministry areas include for August 2016-August 2017:
- Children’s Ministry (2 Female & 2 Male positions)
- Communications/Outreach (1 Male position)
- High School Ministry (1 Female position)
- Junior High Ministry (1 Female position)
- Small Groups/Missions (1 Female position)
- Worship/Special Events (1 Female & 1 Male position)
- Media/Tech (1 Male position)
- Young Adult Ministry (1 Male position)
See tabs above for detailed information on each position. Our desire is to develop our interns’ unique spiritual gifts and fuel their spiritual passions. Our internship program covers comprehensive exposure to all areas of ministry.
This is an energetic and challenging 50 hour-a-week program designed to sharpen and train our interns so that they are fully equipped to serve God in every area of ministry from the mission field to the marketplace. Each week, our interns spend 40 hours dedicated to their area of specialty. The rest of their time will include serving the church in our cafe or facility upkeep. Other opportunities for involvement can include:
- Discipleship Training w/Senior Pastor
- Weekly Mentoring Program by intentional mentor
- Leadership or attendance in our Young Adult Bible study fellowship we call ‘Rise’
- Hawaii Leadership Summits on Maui
- Hawaiian Island Ministry Conference on neighboring Island of Oahu
Specifics and Finances:
Each intern will be receiving a $400 monthly stipend, for their own personal living expenses, such as food, recreational activities and miscellaneous spending money. On-campus housing and utilities is provided. Each intern will be responsible for airfare to and from Maui, as well as health insurance coverage for the duration of their internship and personal taxes on any support contributions received. If you need help with additional expenses, you may want to build a financial support network. A sample packet is available with ideas and suggestions for creating your support partnering network team. All of your support contributions will be tax-deductible to the contributor, as long as the donations are being made to a non-profit corporation ( i.e. your home church, or Hope Chapel).
Hope Chapels provides:
- A $400 monthly stipend
- Fully furnished 3 bedroom apartments to live in, which we call Jake’s House (6 men in one and 6 women in the other)
- Transportation for ministry use
Each intern must provide:
- Health insurance for a year
- A roundtrip ticket
- Clearance from immigration, if not a US citizen
Intern Selection Calendar
Jan-August Applications are accepted until filled April-May Top candidates are notified and interview process begins May-August Final selections made, positions accepted August Candidates not selected are notified
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What are the are the steps to take to show serious interest in the intern program?
Read thoroughly our Hope Chapel website intern link including the application. The beginning process to be a serious candidate is to fill out an application completely and professionally, including letters of reference.
- When do you begin receiving applications for the upcoming intern year? Each year in December we re- evaluate and decide what are our priorities and budget for the new year along with what positions to offer. So, starting in early January we have applications available which reflect the upcoming August to August intern program.
- When is the deadline for receiving applications? We will be receiving applications all year up until all interns have been selected. We update regularly our website and applications as the positions get filled.
- When are applicants informed whether they are offered the position or not? For most positions around April/May we usually have sufficient applicants to determine the top one or two picks for each position which best match both parties objectives. Applicants that don’t make the program are notified as soon as all positions have been filled, often not until August. Unfortunately we always have more qualified applicants than positions!
- Can you apply the following year? Yes
- Do you have married couples participating in your intern program? Although we have on rare occasions accepted married couples into the program, the internship is intended to encourage and launch young adults into ministry. As such our church is not able to accommodate those already married and/or with kids. The internship is intended for young adults ages 19-26 and because of budget and housing requirements, we are not able to provide, expand or adjust our housing situation to include married couples, nor couples with children.
- What about those who are not USA citizens? We welcome their interest….but you need to speak English. We have had Bulgarians, Nicaraguans, Canadians, Brazilians and young adults from England as former interns. Getting a one year Visa however is very difficult, depending on what country you are from.
- Do you have a summer intern program? No. Our intern program is 12 months. It runs from late August to late August.
- Do the Interns have Fun? Absolutely! Monthly outings as an intern family along with mentors and program directors are always a blast. We do an annual Intern Retreat from ministry responsibilities, to restore the body, soul, and spirit in beautiful East Maui. Weekly many choose to go to Big Beach in Makena for volleyball and fellowship. During Spring Break many of us choose to head to Oahu for a Christian Ministry conference which is both challenging spiritually and fun, as we explore Oahu.
Intern Job Description
Toni Spence – Director of Children’s Ministries
Children hold a high priority at Hope Chapel. Our children’s ministry accounts for 25-30% of our weekend service attendance. That’s about 300 children coming through our doors each weekend.
Our goal is to present the gospel in a clear, fun, energetic, age-appropriate way so that kids can clearly understand how to have a personal relationship with Jesus, how to grow in their relationship with Him and desire to share their faith with others. We are intentional in not burning out our children’s ministry volunteers and having fun while accomplishing all of the above.
Interns will go through comprehensive hands-on experience in our children’s ministry. At the end of the internship year, you will gain the knowledge and know-how of what it takes to run and keep an active children’s ministry progressing. We will teach you techniques of children’s ministry. What we can’t teach you, what each intern in our ministry needs to come with, is a genuine love for kids. Nothing is more important to children than the love felt from those around them. Many of the lessons we teach will soon be forgotten, but the love that comes from a relationship built over the course of a year will be remembered forever.
If your desire is to go into full-time ministry, and kids are your emphasis, this could be the perfect fit for you. God bless you as you pray and give consideration to being part of our exciting and dynamic ministry program.
Our communication/outreach intern will be working closely with our Member Care Pastor, who oversees the following functions of the church: Communication, Outreach and Marketing, website, social media, and database management, Office and Office volunteer staff, and Event Hospitality.
Junior High Intern 7th-8th grade
Goals, Objectives & Job Descriptions
Goals, Objectives & Job Descriptions
Our desire in the Jr. Hai ministry (Rooted) is to take these students in the most crucial part of their lives. Instead of being molded and shaped by society, we take them and shape them and mold them with the Love of Christ. We meet weekly on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 8pm. This is a place for students to be themselves without the fear of judgment from others. We share Christ through our Bible teachings as the perfect word of God, and join in great worship, through the gifts of members of our church.
We are called Rooted because in Ephesians 3:17 we are told to “be Rooted and grounded in Love” and we feel that it is our calling to show love, mercy, and grace to our students, and in turn they will be firmly Rooted and grounded in Love for God and His Word.
We have many opportunities in Rooted to reach out to our students, such as Discipleship Groups (DG’s), sleepovers, movie nights, serving on the Friday night greeting team, and so on.
We are looking for someone who loves Middle-schoolers, and desires to be around them and embrace the awkwardness of who they are. Also someone who is willing to put fliers together, make monthly calendars, plan sleepovers, and so much more.
So if you desire to increase your love for the Word and Middle schoolers, and want to encourage them to seek the Lord and not the things of this world in a full-time setting, then please consider the internship with Rooted Jr. Hai.
Our biggest event is our annual Hume Hawaii trip that takes place during Spring Break on the North Shore of Oahu. Hume Lake Christian Camps comes and runs the camp on the island of Oahu for the students of Hawaii. Our students in particular have been impacted so much that we continue to attend and it continues to be the highlight of the year.
Although Hope Chapel provides people with meetings, programs and activities, these don’t necessarily provide a sense of belonging, friendship, care or accountability. The small group ministry exists to establish weekly gatherings called “Ohana’s” (families) to build meaningful relationships with others while growing in our life with Christ. Our goal is to grow our church smaller while growing larger by connecting the Hope Chapel family into small groups to experience . . .
- A place to belong and develop personal relationships with others.
- A place for support and care such as in a time of crisis.
- A place to hear and interact with God’s Word so that we don’t spiritually stray but become fully devoted followers of Christ.
“Small Group/Missions Intern” Job Description
The Small Group/Missions Intern position assists in all the major projects and ongoing ministry tasks to fulfill the mission/purposes of the small group and missions ministries. This would include such responsibilities as:
- Overseeing and facilitating “Small Group” & “New Believer” informational tables after weekend services.
- Making weekly follow up phone calls to visitors and newcomers to connect them into the Hope Chapel family.
- Assist in the leadership of our beach baptisms and specifically to follow up on the candidates and help them in their growth in Christ.
- Creating and updating small group promotional brochures and other publications
- Meet one on one with new believers and growing Christians to help them grow in their faith.
- Vison cast/inspire our small group leadership by conducting interviews with various small groups and reporting by email devotions what is going on in Hope Chapel small group life.
- Attend, rally and support the Rise young adult ministry.
- Be an integral part of the spiritual developement of our young adult community
- Have the opportunity to lead or co-lead a midweek growth group where their leadership and teaching gifts will be utilized
- Assist in preparation of Hope Chapel Educational Classes (School of the Bible, School of Marriage, FPU, etc) by making copies of CDs, printing notes, putting binders together, and setting up coffee & any other materials for these classes
- Be a part of our mission board which includes monthly meetings, casting vision on how we can spread the word about our missionaries and mission opportunities, and attending/assisting in all mission nights.
We are looking for an intern with a pastoral heart, who desires to see new Christians grow and unconnected Christians to become networked into the Body of Christ. She must be relational with a people-oriented gift mix. This intern must have an “inviter and includer” mentality – that is, one who takes the initiative by reaching out to people in all the different events and settings in our church.
Our worship interns assist in service coordination and researching new materials for music, dance and drama. Interns will also participate as a part of the existing worship teams in order to help them grow musically and spiritually. In addition, interns have the opportunity to build strong relationships with other team members as they cooperatively serve the Lord.
Our interns learn the use of PowerPoint and ProPresenter in church presentation, basic soundboard operation, use of lighting equipment, video camera operation and broadcast during the services.
Our interns assist in coordinating and planning special fellowship/outreach events of Hope Chapel such as Baptism Picnics, the Chili Cook-Off, 50/60’s Parties, etc. and holiday services (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.)
GREETING & HOSPITALITY
Our interns learn teambuilding skills as they work with our greeters to oversee the general operation and various needs of our hospitality network. Our hospitality ministry provides an avenue to meet and welcome our congregation through which our interns can help uplift the body of Christ.
In our Media/Tech intern, we are looking for an intern who has specific skills, who can use them as needed, in the areas of graphic design, creating, shooting and editing videos, some lighting and sound engineering (some familiarity of digital light and sound board). Our desire is to to see you refine and hone your skills while you are here at Hope Chapel, and learn how technology fits in to service of the Kingdom of God.
Media/Tech Position Summary
|Our young adult ministry encompasses two areas: our Friday Night Service called ‘The Gathering’ and our young adult ministry called ‘RISE’. Our vision is to see young adults on Maui come to know the Lord, be a part of community, and grow in spiritual giftings to serve the Lord in the church and in our world. The purpose of our Friday Night Service was borne out of a desire to worship, fellowship, and study God’s Word in a way that would attract the seeker and ignite a passion within the heart of the believer. The Gathering service focuses on gospel-centered worship, teaching, and community. Our RISE ministry, for the ages of 18-30, exists to create a smaller connection of young adults within the larger community of the church. RISE contains weekly small groups, monthly young adult services on Wednesday night, monthly events, and bi-yearly retreats.We are looking for an intern with a pastoral heart who can come alongside the existing ministry of The Gathering and RISE to reach out to new young adults, disciple the young adult population, and help place young adults in ministry. We are seeking new and effective ways to build relationships between this demographic and the church.
The intern job description for The Gathering and RISE allows for the intern to utilize their gifts, whether through music, teaching, or discipleship, in all areas of ministry. The job description includes the following opportunities and responsibilities:
Our prayer is to see our young adult intern grow in areas of service, leadership, and discipleship, as well as build on the desire to reach out and serve young adults for the glory of God.