The Chapel Library Intern Program focuses upon productive work in the ministries of Chapel Library (CL), also offering mentoring for spiritual growth. Experiencing the CL worldwide ministries can be very beneficial for the intern, including hands-on experience in the literature, Bible Institute, Free Grace Broadcaster, and web ministries.
Mt. Zion Bible Church (MZBC) also extensively involves the interns in the life, ministries, and worship of the church body. This includes participating in abortion clinic demonstrations, helping with Waterfront Mission evangelism, and other church outreach ministries. MZBC is an age-integrated, conservative, Christ-centered church with about 100 in attendance. We practice holy, biblical worship with prayer, the reading of the Word, the singing of hymns, and expository preaching. Our congregants dress modestly in our services and always. Doctrinally, we adhere to the London Baptist Confession of 1689.
We welcome applications from young men, ages 18-25. The prospective intern must have a good relationship with his parents (especially his father) and siblings, a good standing in his local church, and a good testimony of his relation to Jesus Christ. One of the benefits for these young men will be their learning to take more responsibility for their living and work arrangements.
This program is not a reform school for the correction of wayward young men. It is a mutual benefit to Chapel Library, MZBC, and the intern. Chapel receives the benefit of young men coming on board to labor in producing more God-centered literature and making it available throughout the world. The church receives the benefit of carrying out the biblical command of showing hospitality and the love of Christ. The intern receives the benefits of learning skills, gaining an awareness of operations in a worldwide ministry, being engaged in outreach to the community and the world, being welcomed and encouraged by the church, and seeing how another assembly functions for the advancement of the cause of Christ.
Our internship program is currently inactive, but if you are interested in volunteering with Chapel Library please contact us.
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Goal – This program is ministry-work based. It provides an excellent opportunity for a young man to experience life working in a Christian ministry, learning web/ebook skills, partaking in evangelistic outreaches, maturing in biblical manhood, and fellowshipping in the context of an age-integrated church family. Other important outreaches include the Waterfront Mission, A Cry for Life ministry, and Worldview Fridays.
Cost – A non-refundable application fee of $10. Upon acceptance, each intern pays $600 for the entire 16 week program. MZBC provides a stipend biweekly to cover food, necessary supplies, etc. MZBC also provides lodging and transportation while here. Interns may bring a small amount of pocket money for incidentals.
Rules – All interns must follow the House Rules. Interns may bring a vehicle provided they carry insurance for it, but it may be used only with the approval of the coordinator and mainly for group transportation to intern events.
Lodging – Interns stay with a single, male staff member of MZBC. This staff member also functions as intern activity coordinator.
Daily schedule – The Intern Coordinator manages the daily work schedule based on need. Some tasks are beneficial to the intern based on the new skills learned (ebooks), while other tasks may simply be things that need to be done (cleaning, for instance). Other scheduled after-work tasks are added by the elders and deacons (Biblical & theological readings, reports, etc.).
5:30 – Wakeup
5:30 – 7:00 Personal Devotions
7:00 – 8:00 Workout/Shower/Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Staff Prayer Meeting
9:00 – 12:00 Laboring at Chapel Library
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Laboring at Chapel Library
3:00 – 5:00 Discipleship reading assignments
5:30 – 6:30 Dinner at residence or w/one of the church families
7:00 – 8:30 House Devotions
9:30 – Lights Out/Bed time
Around the house cleaning: indoor/outdoor, grocery shopping (if needed), evangelistic outreach
Worship service, fellowship with the brethren, reading
Elder interaction – The Intern Program primarily focuses on working and learning ministry and outreach skills, with a limited, but profitable planned interaction with the elders weekly.