Frequently Asked Questions
I haven’t gone to Bible college or seminary. Do I qualify for the internship?
"While Bible college or seminary is a helpful asset to have, it is not necessary to qualify for the internship. Interning before attending Bible college or seminary can actually help clarify direction for future education, vocation and ministry. If you are willing to grow theologically and develop as a leader within ministry, then the internship is a good fit."
- Willem Van Volkingburgh (Former Intern)
Is the internship open to men and women?
"The internship is open to women and men alike. Although the teaching opportunities vary, as a female intern I have had many wonderful opportunities to teach the Bible and develop my abilities to faithfully proclaim God's Word. I feel in every way equally valued and loved."
- Kaily McLean (Former Intern)
What is involved in the study portion of the internship?
"Every month each intern is required to study and prepare a paper on an assigned book. The Timothy Course also requires the interns to create sermons and exegetical overviews of different scriptural passages. In addition to these two required commitments, interns are also able to add-on other content which is suitable for the task’s they are performing. For instance, I was able to study many systematic theology textbooks and biblical commentaries in-order to prepare for my teaching assignments. I was also afforded the ability to study biblical Greek during my internship."
- Gray Barski (Former Intern)
Is it paid?
"The internship is indeed paid. However, interns are also required to raise a certain amount of financial support to help cover expenses"
- Joseph Candy (Met Creative Assistant)
What are the hours like?
"Hour wise, a normal week usually takes up around 40 hours. There’s always something to do in ministry and you’ll be hard-pressed to find moments where you can’t do anything to fill your time at work. Like any other job, there will be days where you must put in more time to meet deadlines, but these moments are few and far between. Ultimately, working in ministry is not a ‘one a week’ kind of job, and the worst thing you can do is complain about the hours. Stay positive, and you’ll definitely flourish at the Met!"
- Tristan Crain (Communications Specialist)
What is the office atmosphere like?
"The work environment at the Met great! If there is one thing I believe the Met has done really well, it’s being hospitable to whatever type of person ends up working there. Of course, the expectation to get work done is always present like any other job, but there are also plenty of opportunities to have good conversations and really make the staff team feel like a family. As long as you’re willing to invest in others, they will invest in you and I love that."
- Tristan Crain (Communications Specialist)
What kind of experience will I get?
"Interns receive a multitude of experiences that directly equip them for vocational ministry. The internship offers training that assists with correctly handling the Word of God. For instance, during the Timothy Course the interns are educated on Scriptural based activities such as exegesis, teaching and expository preaching. Moreover, interns are afforded the opportunity to learn how to apply their skills directly within ministry settings. For instance, some of the opportunities given within the program include teaching, preaching and leading the Lord’s Supper at different ministries. The internship also includes the ability for the individual to be mentored by a ministry lead, which allows one to receive counsel from experienced ministry professionals. Overall, the cumulative package that the internship offers in terms of experience is a rich opportunity for a individual to discern his or her calling."
-Manasseh Eric M (Missionary in Training)
Why did you apply for the internship?
"I applied to the internship to discover if full-time ministry is right for me and to be mentored under experienced and well-equipped pastors. Thankfully, day by day, God has been clarifying my curiosity through serving in a numerous variety of ministry opportunities at the Met, while having incredible pastors to mentor and teach me along the way. If you share similar interests and are on the fence about the internship, I definitely encourage you to apply!"
- David Thai (Former Intern)