2020 Program Calendar

2020 Program Calendar
Feb. 1 – Mar. 15 | Application period open
Mar. 15 | Application deadline
Feb. 1 – Apr. 4 | Acceptance letters sent out (Rolling Basis)
Jun. 13 | Cultivate summer orientation: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the GNJ Mission and Resource Center
Jun. 22 | Week 1 of Cultivate: Summer of Exploration
Jul. 6 | Student and supervisor check-in call #1
Jul. 20 | Student and supervisor check-in (In person at MRC)
Progress report due electronically
Aug. 3 | Student and supervisor check-in call #2
Aug. 9 | Final Sunday of Cultivate: Summer of Exploration

Student Resources:

Download the Cultivate Participant Packet including event details. | Download packet here.

Pastor Resources:

Complete the online application and pastor recommendation form. | Click here to fill out online.

Summer internships for high school students and churches!

Students will:

Work with their church for 20-25 hours per week for 8 weeks and earn a $2,000 stipend
Participate and lead in worship, children’s church, small groups and Bible study
Learn church administration and attend committee meetings
Join congregational care/pastoral visitations
Explore conflict resolution
Assist the pastor with funeral and wedding services when possible

Churches will:

Identify a student interested in ministry
Create a welcoming environment for learning and development
Designate a supervisor who is a church leader or pastor
Plan 20-25 hours per week of ministry engagement
Commit $500 towards the student’s $2,000 stipend

Churches must identify and recruit the student intern before applying to participate in Cultivate: Summer of Exploration.

Funds for Cultivate have been made possible by a grant from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry to cultivate young people for ministry. The grant supports initiatives committed to encourage, recruit and train Christian leaders from ages 16-30.

For more information, contact: