Pastoral Intern for Discipleship at Connections Community Church
Irvine, CA 92620

Who we are: Connections Community Church

We are a new church plant in our nascence, starting from scratch in Irvine, CA, with a core team and no members as of yet. During the covid-19 pandemic Zoom online will be our major mode for reaching and gathering people, and the Alpha series along with other new small group formats, are ways we will use for reaching unchurched people. Our mission is to reach and engage unchurched people who are 'turned off' to church and far away from God because they no longer see God as relevant. Our heart is for these dear ones who are more commonly known as the Nones and Dones and SBNR’s. In order to facilitate the success of our initial and ongoing outreaches to them, Connections Community Church needs a pastoral intern who will undergo training by the Lead Pastor in the Alpha method, which is the DNA of our fabric, and, then assume a major responsibility in helping make the Alpha series, as well as other venues successful by increasing our numbers and overseeing unchurched people embark on the journey toward entering the Kingdom.

What skills/qualities are needed:

Must be enrolled in university or seminary for 2021-2022 year
Must reside within the Orange County or Riverside County areas
Must be a team player
Outgoing personality, with a trait of “grit”, not easily discouraged
Teachable spirit
Evangelism skills, lover of people
Ability to multitask
Marketing and Social Media skills
Ability to hit the ground running and ability to work independently once tasks are assigned
A vital faith in Jesus
Belief in gender equality in church leadership
Ability to work in an environment of going from “nothing to something”
Understands how to leverage your StrengthsFinder Top 5 to bring people together and communicate goals of CCC; Meyers-Briggs 16PF Type
Graduate work toward an M.Div. or MAT
Internship title and responsibilities:

Pastoral Intern for discipleship
Work closely with the Lead Pastor in ensuring Alpha and other small groups run smoothly and efficiently each quarter
Maintain accurate roster for newcomers and regulars in each Alpha Series group
Serves as “helper” alongside lead pastor and/or takes lead during Alpha sessions both on Zoom, and in person, when social distancing guidelines relax
Provides follow-up for Alpha and other group attendees, inquiring/encouraging people to join with us as they begin to feel CCC is "home"
Attend weekly ministry huddle with Lead Pastor and core team members, and Prayer Walking through the neighborhoods when social guidelines permit
Attend weekly supervision for internship (a Fuller Seminary requirement outside of 12 hours)
Should be open to accept other assigned responsibilities as needed, as it relates to discipleship
Internship general description:

This is a 9-month, 10-12 hours per week internship, with the possibility to be extended/renewed as our funding increases
Included is a modest stipend of up to $1,500.00 in total for each 9 months, covering books and tuition only
Internship begins September 2021
Contact information: Dr. Saundra J. Taulbee, Lead Pastor; cell: 951.442.4964; email:; website:

Applicants may contact Dr. Taulbee by forwarding a resume so that she can schedule a Zoom interview if you are interested in pursuing this internship



Connections Community Church
123 Cartier Aisle
Irvine, California 92620


Dr. Saundra J. Taulbee


Irvine, CA 92620
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
$1500.00 per 9 months
Ordained position
Exempt status
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