The Artizo Institute provides internships to qualified candidates. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the two-year Artizo Internship Program develops essential skills for use in your future church ministry. Artizo internships focus on equipping interns to faithfully teach and preach God’s word, and entrust it to others.
Two-year Internship Program
The intensive two-year hands-on internship program meshes eight training goals adapted from the Ministry Training Strategy with three C’s: Conviction, Character and Competence.
Interns progress through these eight areas:
- Be students of the Bible. Interns should develop commitment to the Bible, respecting it as the revealed and reliable Word of God, as well as cultivating the desire and the skills to read and apply it.
- Think theologically. Interns should have a sound understanding of the gospel, and grow in their ability to reflect theologically and critically about Christian ministry.
- Be devoted to prayer and holiness. Interns should strive to live out a mature Christian life characterised by a love for and trust in God. Their reliance on his power should be expressed through prayer. Interns should demonstrate a commitment to personal integrity, especially in the areas of faithfulness, truthfulness, purity and self-control.
- Be servants of others. Interns should cultivate a humble, self-giving attitude towards others. Interns should exercise sober judgement and pastoral sensitivity, and grow in their listening abilities and skills in building rapport and trust. They should be teachable and open to feedback.
- Evangelize boldly. Interns should engage in proclaiming the gospel while firmly relying on the Holy Spirit. Interns should have a heart for the lost, sympathy for the background of their hearers (individuals and groups), and a commitment to world evangelism.
- Preach the Word. Interns should work at building mature Christians by teaching and preaching the Bible one-to- one, in small groups and in public settings to children, youth and adults. Preaching the Word drives gospel ministry and should become a priority.
- Train others to minister. Interns should proactively identify people’s gifts and potential. Equipping people through the Word of God for godly living, instilling in them the vision to reach the world with the gospel, and encouraging them to develop skills to minister to others.
- Become leaders, innovators and strategists. Interns should work at motivating, inspiring and organising people to work together in teams. Interns need to set a clear vision, and think and act strategically, even initiating new ministries to break into uncharted terrain to advance the gospel.
VANCOUVER BASED TRAINING
Internship training is located in Vancouver, Canada. Interns progress in the eight strands by meeting weekly as a cohort to peer-review each other’s expositions, discuss curated readings, receive teaching on ministry topics by their trainers, and for regular prayer. Guest speakers (such as local pastors or professors) rotate in a few times a year to provide workshops on particular topics or specialties. Interns also meet regularly for one-on-one’s with a trainer, who coordinates their ministry placements and provides feedback, and with a mentor, who listens, prays, and cares for them spiritually.
A big part of the success of the Artizo Internship Program is placement in a church where training is embraced. Interns learn-by-doing through actual ministry opportunities at the training church working with pastors and leaders who share real Gospel ministries with the interns, and then provide regular, constructive feedback.
The Artizo Internship is supplemented by the Artizo Residency Program, growing out of the same vision and goals: to equip ministers to faithfully teach and preach God’s word and entrust it to others. This program provides funding to help existing churches or new church plants hire qualified graduates from the Internship Program, providing them with employment, ministry experience, and additional mentorship.
If you are interested in learning more about Artizo and applying for an internship, please get in touch. Internship application forms can be found on the Contact page.