Kairos is designed to give students the opportunity to lead, study, and serve alongside the Grace Church staff. Kairos interns serve full time in one of the practical ministry areas. Kairos interns have the opportunity and are strongly encouraged to live with one of the Grace Church host families provided. Weekly hours vary per ministry. Interns may expect to have weekly office hours as well as evening events and weekend services and programming.
Kairos internships last 11 weeks. Due to the nature of this internship, interns are expected to be available and fully committed for the entire internship.
Program dates for Kairos 2024 are Monday, May 20 - Thursday, August 1, 2024.
Kairos internships are paid. Kairos interns will also have the opportunity for extensive unpaid educational and training classes that are considered a benefit of the internship.
Grace Church has programs each weekend for more than 800 students over our ten campuses from sixth grade through high school. Interns will have relational time to connect with and disciple students. They will help brainstorm, plan, and lead Grace Church Students programs, events, retreats, and mission trips.
Grace Church Kids interns will experience the daily work that makes programming possible for children across each of the Grace Church campuses. This includes work in lesson planning, curriculum writing, and creative projects on a weekly basis. Interns will have the opportunity to serve on multiple Grace Church campuses in the areas of nursery, preschool, and elementary.
Worship Interns will participate in leading worship across each of our venues (adult, student, children’s) across our ten campuses as an instrumentalist or vocalist. They will participate in weekly worship staff meetings and troubleshoot projects related to creating successful worship services for the weekend.
A/V interns will gain hands-on experience operating the soundboard and other various A/V equipment (light board, video switcher, video camera, ProPresenter, etc.) at each of our campuses. Interns will have the opportunity to see how campuses of different sizes and different venues utilize technology during the worship services.
In any large organization, communication is always a challenging but a critical part of the daily operation. Interns will use various forms of communication, graphic design, social media, web development, video, animation, writing and photography to effectively communicate important information.
An Outreach intern helps execute our local and regional short-term student mission trips. Interns will plan, coordinate, implement, and support local student serving opportunities. At Grace Church, outreach and missions are centered on our core value of being culturally engaged. Locally, we invest significant resources in foster & adopt support, ministry to the elderly, and strategic partnerships with local organizations addressing issues such as prison ministry, human trafficking, addiction recovery, autism, and affordable housing.
Mosaic Ministry interns can expect to gain exposure and insight into why disability ministry is important to the Church. They will have the opportunity to serve and experience the impact of the Mosaic ministry across children, youth, and adults. Most of their time will be spent working to adapt curriculum, work on creative projects, and create accommodations to accompany the Children’s Ministry curriculum.
On Monday, May 20 interns will begin with a day of orientation and following gather in the evening for our Kairos Meet and Greet. Here, you will meet the other summer interns and connect with and meet your host family for the first time.
Kairos Summer is based out of our Pelham campus in Greenville, SC. where weekly classes are held. After class, interns head out to serve and work with the respective ministries and campuses where they have been placed.
The final day of Kairos is Thursday, August 1.
Yes, our summer internships combine paid work as well as extensive unpaid educational and training opportunities that are considered a benefit of the internship.
If your degree program requires you to take part in an internship, we would be happy to work with you to design an internship that would meet the criteria required by your institution. Details regarding paid vs. unpaid will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Kairos interns can expect to work full time throughout the duration of their internship. Exact hours and the weekly schedule of each Internship are dependent on the Ministry you are placed with, as will be stated in your contract and job description. Included in this time are classes and training that are considered a benefit to the internship experience.
Yes, Grace Church host families are provided for those participating in Kairos Summer. Summer interns are strongly encouraged to live with a Host Family for the duration of their internship. We consider this portion of the internship an integral component to the Kairos experience. We encourage all of our interns to spend intentional time with their families, learn from them, and allow them to be a part of your internship experience.
No, this is a full-time internship that requires all of your time, energy and passion. Kairos Summer interns need to be “all here” for the summer in order to get the desired experience.
Kairos Summer is an 11-week program, beginning Monday, May 20, and ending Thursday, August 1. Due to the nature of this program, it is our hope that interns be “all here” and gain the full experience Kairos Summer has to offer. That being said, we are happy to discuss desired dates off, which will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please let our Internship staff know any dates you will be requesting as soon as possible. Throughout the internship, all interns may expect to participate in at least one of our summer mission trips through our Outreach Ministry department. Interns should plan to set aside the dates June 9-14 to participate in an all-intern mission trip to Allendale, SC. Outside of this week, mission trip placement will be determined and worked around dates submitted and approved.
Applications for Kairos Summer will open on September 15 and close on November 15.
Yes, you need to have a car to get around.