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What is the BattleCreek Internship?
BattleCreek Internship is a program designed to help you know your calling, sharpen your skills, gain real-life experience, and be prepared to serve in a local church. You'll experience life-changing growth resources focused on personal, professional, and spiritual development. You'll also participate in meaningful ministry work while learning in the game alongside experience ministry leaders. The BattleCreek Internship is a transformational environment that will propel you the next level of your ministry preparedness and capabilities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The internship is for young adults, age 18+ who senses a call to ministry and is looking for challenging, hands-on education and opportunities to pursue it.
At BattleCreek, the emphasis for the internship is on you. We want to give you our collective life-lessons, wisdom, and experience, so that you emerge with a huge head-start into your ministry journey.
Other internships, on average, offer mundane, low-level opportunities that may help you get your foot in the door at a church, but don’t actually give you meaningful projects or responsibilities and prepare you for “real-life” ministry.
During the internship, we put in you directly on the front lines and give you opportunities to safely fail or safely succeed doing the types of ministry you want to do.
BattleCreek Internship focuses on three fields of study: Personal Development, Professional Development, and Spiritual Development. The method of teaching for each of these fields is “Teach, Model, Coach.”
The campus full-time internship starts on September 11, 2023 and ends March 11, 2024. Start dates in 2024 are in March and September.
The part-time internship starts summer 2024.
The campus full-time internship starts fall 2024.
Both! Full-time interns get some great benefits! Such as…
- Hourly pay for 40 hours a week
- Spiritual, personal, and professional leadership development
- Exposure to hands on ministry experience
- 1-1 coaching
Part-time interns enjoy a similar, condensed, and unpaid experience that only takes place in the summer from June-August at all of our locations. Coming Summer 2024!
Full-time campus internship is 6 months.
Part-time campus internships are nine to 12 weeks long (June-August).
Campus Ministries: Hello Team, Youth, Kids, Groups, and Worship
Central Ministries: Creative, IT, HR, Finance, Production, and the Creek
Due to the nature of the institute’s ministry consisting of 6 local campuses in the Greater Tulsa area, each resident much have their own vehicle and cell phone for the duration of the internship. A personal cell phone is required.
All interns must agree and adhere to Battlecreek Church’s internal and external core values, code of conduct, and consent to a background check.
All interns must be aged 16+ for the part-time internship in the summer* and 18+ for the full-time internship.
You can apply by clicking “Apply Now” above or click the link below.
Applications for the full-time campus internship close at 11:59pm on June 30.
The full-time internship is paid hourly, up to 40 hours a week.
The part-time internship is unpaid.
Yes, as long as the hours worked do not dramatically interfere with your internship, physical health, mental well-being, or spiritual health.
We do offer flexibility with scheduling in these circumstances.
Each application starts by filling out our online application which can be found here.
Once the application is received, you can expect an email from a member of our team to set up a phone interview.
Following the phone interview you will be sent follow-up communication and if moving forward you will be sent pre-employment testing followed by a second phone interview.
If moving forward from there, you will be invited to our in-person interview event with all candidates.
For worship applicants, you will submit a worship audition video prior to a phone interview being set up and if moved through the whole process you will do an in-person audition before the interview event.
Interns are ultimately responsible for finding and providing their own housing.
If you need housing, the BattleCreek team you are assigned to will help assist you in finding housing during your internship, but it’s not guaranteed.
You can find out more about each ministry track here on the website by clicking on the internships tab in the menu.
No, only one ministry internship can be pursued. You can indicate the one you are interested in.
Full-time campus internships will require 40 hours a week.
Throughout the application and interview process, you’ll need to discuss all scheduling questions or concerns you may have. Your team will do everything possible to work with you to make sure you have a schedule that works best for you.
You will work five days during the week, and some evenings as needed. The weekends will involve serving at various worship experiences. Your coach will work with you on your schedule. Applicants must be flexible with their time.
Campus internships are available at all of our locations in Oklahoma.
Yes. We cannot provide transportation to and from your assigned location. You are responsible for having a current driver’s license.
No, BattleCreek will not provide health insurance to interns. As an intern, you have two options to consider when it comes to health insurance. You can stay on your parent’s health insurance plan (if applicable) or you can purchase your own plan through a private insurance company. You can talk to our Human Resources team and ask them for suggestions on purchasing your own health insurance plan if you are unsure about your options, but no health insurance coverage will be offered to interns.
Full-time interns could have the opportunity to interview for staff roles after the duration of their internship but there is no guarantee.
Part-time interns could have the opportunity to interview for our full-time internship.
If the answer to your question(s) cannot be found in the FAQ list, please reach out to us!
Jordan Baker, Director of BattleCreek Institute