The Friends Southwest family of churches has initiated an Intern Development program intended to place university undergraduates and others who seek training for future ministry opportunities!
Our mission is to participate in the development of healthy, equipped, and supported leaders so that they may exercise their gifts in Christian ministry.
The Intern Development Program is a 9-12 month comprehensive approach with clear expectations and close supervision. It is our desire that this program will serve as a pipeline for future staff, pastors, and missionaries.
Friends Southwest’s goal is to provide interns with wise counsel, encouraging instruction, and meaningful opportunities in our churches so that the next generation is prepared for ministry to the glory of God.
In the Book of Acts, as the Apostle Paul bid farewell to his brothers and sisters in faith, he said, “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.” (20:28)
As Friends Southwest strives to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, and to train up His followers (Mt. 28:18-20), we commit to establishing more local churches. We believe God’s word is clear, that believers are called to “motivate one another to love and good deeds” by meeting together in worship to the Lord. (Heb. 10:24-25)
Friends Southwest endeavors to expand its reach into new communities, so that more people can experience churches where God is glorified and worshipped, and where people are transformed and equipped for service in His name.
Multiplication of our outreach and impact will be accomplished through new church campuses started by one or more of our existing churches, and through unaffiliated churches that choose to join our family of churches. The leadership of Friends Southwest – its elders and staff – commits to come alongside these start-ups and adoptions with resources for support and growth.
See our current opportunities at friends churches in the southwest region.