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Job Type: Full-Time Position
Location: Houston, TX
2022 Missionary Internship Program
June 3rd – August 12th
Who is eligible?
Anyone 18 or older who has graduated high school who can complete safe environment training and a background check.
What is the missionary internship program offered by Adore?
The missionary internship program is the best way to get a taste of domestic missionary life! If you have a call for serving others and God has placed a desire in you for living radically for the Gospel, this internship is definitely something you should discern. We believe that when God calls people to mission, it’s because he seeks to transform their hearts and lives in a way only mission can accomplish. Over the course of this summer internship, missionaries will be formed, challenged, and pushed beyond their perceived limits to do great things for teens on the margins.
What is provided?
Housing in a host home for the summer, a team to work with, fundraising and on the job ministry training, regular spiritual formation and accountability, human and professional development, ample opportunities to grow in skill and holiness.
When is the application open?
November 1st-March 31st (this is a soft close. We typically do not turn anyone away because they are outside the application window and are open to case by case situations)
Our Missionary Internship Philosophy:
The interns aren’t coming here to be formed, they are coming to form us. They will test our patience, they will make us more aware of how we approach mission and those in our lives, they will challenge our own desire for and commitment to the neighborhoods we serve, and they will give us practice in acting in light of the wounds we carry rather than out of the wounds we carry. We believe that the summer internship prepares us to better lead our core teams during the school year; over the summer we pour into the interns so that they are equipped to pour into the mission. We invite them into our families, our homes, our friendships, our prayer and we walk alongside them as they experience all that God has for them over the course of the summer.
Pillars of the internship:
“A Church which ‘goes forth’ is a church whose doors are open. Going out to others in order to reach the fringes of humanity does not mean rushing out aimlessly into the world. Often it is better simply to slow down, to put aside our eagerness in order to see and listen to others, to stop rushing from one thing to another and to remain with someone who has faltered along the way.”
‘Almsgiving helps us to experience giving freely, which leads to freedom from the obsession of possessing, from the fear of losing what we have, from the sadness of one who does not wish to share his wealth with others.’ -Pope Francis
‘Community is made up of the walking wounded’ -Dorothy Day
‘Sanctity is a matter of being more fully human: this implies a greater capacity for concern, for suffering, for understanding, for sympathy, and also for humor, for joy, for appreciation for the good and beautiful things of life.’ -Thomas Merton
Components of the internship:
– Usually on a Monday or Tuesday to go over logistics for the week and to review the previous week using the mission team meeting format
– Fundraising/Goal/Dream check-in
Work and Relational logs
– 40 or so hours of work per week
– Stress daily prayer time and leisure time!
– Incorporate Checklist document to help the learning curve that comes with self-scheduling
– Challenge and hold interns accountable to meeting the weekly deadline
Weekly Discipleship Review and Planning
– 5-6 discipleship meetings per week by the end of the summer
– Discuss team reading and elaborate on the theme
– Check in on how their daily prayer life is
– New Missionary Meals
– Initiative in growing community among the intern group
– Participation in all-staff events
Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Gregory Boyle – 3 weeks
Reimagining the Ignatian Examen by Mark E. Thibodeaux – 2 weeks
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen – 3 weeks
Ministry and Personal Goals
3 ministry goals that are measurable and attainable
3 personal goals that are measurable and attainable
– Fundraising goal met by deadline
– Training comes directly from Mission Supervisor & team
– Regular contact with and updates to donors
– What has God put on your heart to do in your neighborhood?
– Plan of action & accountability
We envision a world set ablaze through the power of people authentically worshiping Jesus Christ with their entire lives, in the Eucharist and in the Body of Christ. We pursue this vision by sending missionaries to the underserved communities in the church, empowering them to start movements of worship, and creating moments of an authentic encounter with Christ in the Eucharist and each other. At their best, these parishes are realizations of the whole of Adore’s mission.
Our aim is not just to transform the culture in these communities, but to remain steadfast in our presence for the long haul and not give up on them. To be with them through thick and thin, good and bad, and show them that life in Christ, is worth living. By entering into these communities, not just as employees or missionaries, but as authentic and active members of them, our love for them moves beyond superficial. We find our entry into these communities by partnering with local Catholic Churches in need, mainly working with their Jr. High and High School youth, developing relationships and trust with families in the process. The joy of our way of life is that this mission can be lived out in all states of life: single, married, just out of college, discerning religious life, or if you have a house full of kids.
Please apply here: https://www.adoreministries.com/intern