XL Ministries Internships
At Grace we believe that the local church is the primary institution for the development and training of pastors/elders and missionaries. Although we gratefully acknowledge the need for solid seminaries to provide, in most cases, necessary additional training, we are committed to providing a means by which the men of Grace can be trained for full time vocational ministry. To this end we provide a two year internship which exposes men to ministry in the local church, trains them in theology, preaching, missions, etc.; and requires monthly memorization, reading, and written assignments.
Additionally, our pastors provide weekly personal discipleship and evaluation which includes accountability for spiritual disciplines and time management, personal insight into the difficulties of pastoral ministry, and ongoing encouragement to love the body of Christ when things are hard!
This internship is available and effective for men before seminary or after seminary and we adapt it to fit the needs of each intern.
You can find out more about XL Ministries at: www.xlministries.org
Below is a prospective two year schedule for an XL Internship.
XL Ministries, Inc. Internship Program Schedule and Check-Off: Year 1
XL Ministries, Inc. Internship Program Schedule and Check-Off: Year 2
Accumulate resources during your time of training. When you have completed your internship, you should have collected information to accomplish the following: a series for premarital counseling (a minimum of 6 weeks), resources to offer the following classes: parenting class, marriage class, financial class, evangelism class, discipleship class, baptism class, fundamentals of the faith class. You are also required to purchase approximately $1,000.00 worth of study resources. This should be based on your current library and should be focused primarily on resource books. See the attached book list for recommended resources in each area of study.
*Position Papers – two pages with outline of stance taken and supporting verses
*BE Workbook – Biblical Eldership Study Guide