Intern for Community Engagement 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 covid-19 pandemic Zoom online will be our major mode for reaching and gathering people, although we are gearing up to transition to in-person gathering once you build relationships with people who are interested in joining with us. 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 more commonly known as the Nones and Dones and SBNR’s. In order to facilitate success of our initial and ongoing outreaches to them, Connections Community Church needs an intern who will handle basic administrative functions, social media, and community engagement tasks to help us launch. Additionally, there will be a few tasks that will emerge as we discern more of what is needed to engage the community.

What skills/qualities are needed:

·       Must be enrolled in a college/university presently through 2023

·       You are a team player

·       Able to Start internship October 15, 2021

·       Outgoing personality, with a trait of “grit”, not easily discouraged

·       Teachable spirit

·       Lover of people, ability to handle “difficult” people via phone, online and in person

·       Ability to multitask and organize

·       Ability and facility in gathering a community of followers by using social media

·       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”

·       Administrative skills and Community Engagement skills

·       Undergraduate work toward bachelor’s degree or associates degree at minimum

Internship title and responsibilities:

·       Intern for Community Engagement/Online pastor

·       Spend time at Irvine community venues (Starbucks, etc.) to become familiar with people who hang out and gather, building relationship with them

·       Discover empirically (informally by becoming acquainted) what peoples’ interests, passions are…..get them connected to interests that stir their passion so that they can serve others in need; for example: CCC partners with Home for Refugees who reaches out to immigrants seeking asylum here in America; so we are looking to create new teams interested in serving

·       Utilize social media and marketing skills to engage unchurched community members so they become involved in our side-door ministry called, “ONRamp” [a group for people to gather in judgement-free gathering [not a Bible Study], where we share food, talk, and listen to doubts, questions, etc. people may have about church and God…. Where we will “walk” alongside them until they work-through their issues with God]

·       Build interaction and relationship online with digital community with group that social media intern will establish on Facebook, sending messages, and inviting people to join group, meet in person, giving them ways to experience a faith community where they can “belong before they believe”, ultimately feeling CCC as “home” once we transition to gather ‘face to face’

·       Maintain and update roster for general membership, integrating newcomers you reach

·       Work closely with the Lead Pastor and social media intern as we/you manage the newly forming group

·       Attend weekly ministry huddle with Lead Pastor and other core team members

·       Attend weekly supervision for internship

·       Must live in Orange County or be willing to drive here to spend time on college campuses, local hangouts, like Starbucks, etc. to “engage” people

Internship general description:

·       This is a 9-month, 5 hours per week internship (includes 2 hours per week divided between core team meeting and supervision with lead pastor; actual work time is 3 hours per week devoted to community engagement), with non-cash Stipend up to $1500.00 covering Books and Tuition only; possibility of internship renewal depending on performance, ability to meet internship goals, and ability to “fit” with core team

·       Lead Pastor will sign off on hours to meet your educational requirements

·       Start date October 15, 2021

·       Contact information: Dr. Saundra J. Taulbee, Lead Pastor; cell: 951.442.4964; email: pastorsjtaulbee@cox.net ;  website: www.connectionscommunity.church

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; submit resume, cover letter, and YouTube video expressing “why we should hire you?”, “what experience/skills you bring that show you standing out from other applicants?”, and “what you understand about being part of a team called to reach out to unchurched people who do not like church?” -  by September 25, 2021

Mask wearing as we plan to transition in near future for in person gatherings and outreach, as well as online Zoom meetings for core team and supervision meetings.

Address

Connections Community Church
123 Cartier Aisle
Irvine, California 92620

Contact

Dr. Saundra J. Taulbee
951.442.4964
info@connectionscommunity.church

Website

www.connectionscommunity.church

Location
Irvine, CA 92620
Job type
Apprenticeship
Posted
Hours/week
3 hours/week
Pay rate
18.00/hr
Ordained position
No
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Meeting Deadlines
Networking
Next Gen Ministry
Teamwork
Time Management
Industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Church Ministry
Mission/Parachurch