Closing date: 21.07.19
PSALMS (Putting Sport Alongside Local Ministries) are looking for interns for the 2019-2020 intake. The main aim of PSALMS Internship Programme is to provide interns with a meaningful experience that enhances employability and skills, deepens and develops faith and allows those taking part in the program to explore and test their calling in youth work, sports ministry and other ministry opportunities.
PSALMS started in 2005 in Painswick, as they realised that many young people, especially boys, spent their Sundays on the football pitch or engaging in other active pursuits. This lead a group of Christians to start engaging with young people through fresh expressions of church, with an emphasis on Sports Ministry.
Today, they work with hundreds of children and young people, working within their partner areas (Beacon, Nailsworth, Stonehouse & Kemble), partnering with many churches to work ecumenically and also widely across the county of Gloucestershire in schools, in the community and with churches.
They work to engage not just those young people who regularly attend church but focus on supporting young people within the community. They recruit, train and equip both young leaders and adult volunteers to reach out from within the church in our sessions and clubs across the county.
PSALMS have recently been recognised as the only Centre of Excellence in the UK for Sports Ministry by Scripture Union and Professor Andrew Parker at University of Gloucestershire.
PSALMS offer two individual internship streams to choose from:
In each of these streams, successful applicants will work, over the placement, to develop and deliver a project that fits into their core specialism areas. There are also opportunities within these roles to develop media skills.
PSALMS partners with New Wine Discipleship Year, and successful applicants will spend one day a week at New Wine Cheltenham as part of their placement. The internships also include a number of retreats, training conferences and camps such as Soul Survivor.
Each week would consist of the following:
8 hrs per week: New Wine Discipleship, Cheltenham.
24 hrs per week: Working with PSALMS ministers to develop and deliver services to their churches and communities.
Christians in Sport is a UK based charity that aims to reach the world of sport for Jesus. We mainly work with sportspeople in competitive and elite sport.
Registered Charity England and Wales 1086570.
Registered Charity Scotland SCO45299.
Company number: 4146081
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