what to expect //

Our intern structure aims to give exposure to all facets of church, ministry and staff life. It involves:

  • 25 hours a week of ministry involvement and development

  • Regular teaching and spiritual input

  • Ministry training and outreach opportunities

  • Event support at large church events

  • Retreats and team building

  • Connecting with a mentor

  • Study through Vineyard College or School of Leadership and Theology if International

Each intern will choose a particular ministry department head to serve alongside at Grace Vineyard Church.


February 2020 - December 2020


Attend one service
Serve chosen ministry (5 hrs)

MONDAY //  Attend staff meeting
Serve operations (2 hrs) Serve chosen ministry (2 hrs)

Serve chosen ministry (7 hrs)

Serve chosen ministry (4 hrs) Study group

THURSDAY // Intern Training & Input (2 hrs) Serve operations (1 hr)
Serve chosen ministry (3 hrs)

Day off

Day off

*Subject to flexibility depending on Chosen Ministry involvement

Operation Hours can be spent doing any number of things, in service of the church operating smoothly. Attendance of a Life-group on any evening is also important and encouraged. 



  • Connect with amazing children and help them learn how to love Jesus and love others.

  • Learn the inner workings of planning and outworking an engaging and meaningful children’s ministry programme every Sunday

  • Use your gifts and talents weekly and for special groups and events

  • Receive input from  pastors personally and professionally


  • Worship leading and musical development

  • Worship opportunities at various campuses and events

  • Opportunities in an area of interest e.g. sound engineering, social media communications , song writing, album production, worship mentoring etc. 

  • Administration support for Sunday worship and worship events

  • Take part in worship training and schools


  • Team Planning, Set up and Pack down of Youth Events and Services

  • New People Follow up

  • Pastoral Care of Youth

  • Recruiting and care of volunteers

  • Creating social media posts/events

  • Administrative Tasks

  • Input from pastors personally and professionally

Young Adults and Events

  • Working alongside the young adults leadership team to shape the vision and culture of our community.

  • Sunday night service involvement (planning, preparation, leading teams, ministry areas etc.)

  • Assisting with the planning and executing young adult and other church events (e.g. Table Talk, Winter Retreat, conferences, other social events)

  • Specialized areas to be decided on interest, options could include media, discipleship, evangelism, prayer ministry, pastoral care, creativity etc.

Creative Media

  • Be part a team who cover the video and photo production process from start to finish, as well as being involved in media coverage at different church events.

  • Ranging from weekly family news videos to mini-documentary pieces, and a great chance to learn and sharpen media production skills.

  • Opportunity to take the initiative and find solutions, especially in the moment during events and shoots, and build a great foundation of technical knowledge.

  • In the midst of all of this, you will get to meet and interview a whole bunch of people from the Grace community, and help tell the stories of what God is doing in their lives.

Pastoral Assistance

  • Work alongside a Campus Pastor to see what it takes to run a campus and get some hands on experience in leadership.

  • Help in different projects depending on the campus, which will help facilitate growth and development of different areas dependent on needs and your gifting’s.

  • See a little bit more inside of what it takes to lead a church and run one of our campuses.

Community Outreach

  • Get involved in local schools, breakfast clubs and mentoring programs.

  • Serve, and help facilitate local outreach including Kairos Free Store, and other community trust initiatives through Grace Vineyard Church.

  • Work alongside other community organisations, to implement and develop new initiatives including coal-face evangelism and outreach.


  • Emerging Leadership
    Block Courses x 2 (North Island, subsidies available)

  • Worship, Prayer and Ministry Intensives.

There are only 2 places available in each department so be sure to express your interest ASAP.

Please read our Student Commitment page before committing to the Application Process.