5360 I-55 South
Byram, MS 39272
Mississippi District Assemblies of God
INTERNSHIP INTRODUCTION AND INFORMATION
In fulfillment of the
GENERAL COUNCIL INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS
FOR PERSONS SEEKING MINISTERIAL CREDENTIALS
o Course Registration Fee - $25.
o Pastor/mentor & Intern working relationship - 3 months
o Intern’s Prayer Journal - 3 months.
o The Internship time frame runs in two semesters; January through June and July through December.
As a result of completing this internship the student will achieve the following results:
The DSOM internship consists of 5 Standards at each credential level. Each Standard contains three elements that enable the student to meet the standard and achieve the learning objective. The elements in each module are:
1. A “hands on” learning project.
2. Evaluation forms and written reports.
3. Interaction with Pastor/Mentor (s).
The standards designated in the internship strategy as “mandatory” are components of the credentialing requirement for the General Council of the Assemblies of God. As such they cannot be altered by a District School of Ministry or a District Council of the Assemblies of God.
To successfully complete their DSOM internship students MUST meet the objectives and follow the “steps to completion” for ALL FIVE standards at each credential level.
CREDIT FOR LIFE EXPERIENCE
Students who feel, based on previous training or ministerial experience that they have attained the competency described in a standard or standards may request, in writing, “credit for life experience”. The request must include a clear statement of how the standard has been met and documentation (if possible and appropriate).
Students seeking “credit for life experience” from some standards must submit their request to their DSOM leadership PRIOR to the completion of their internship. Students seeking “credit for life experience” for the entire internship must submit their request to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Mississippi District Council of the Assemblies of God.
SELECTING A MENTOR
The selection of appropriate pastor(s)/mentor(s) is critical to the success of the internship process. As used in this portfolio, “pastor/mentor” refers to that person overseeing the entire internship. Often the pastor/mentor is the senior pastor. The pastor/mentor must be approved by the designated DSOM and District Leadership. The pastor/mentor must be one who is fully cooperative and supportive of the ministries and policies of the District Council of the Assemblies of God. The pastor/mentor may want to include another minister who has outstanding qualifications to give the intern the “best practice” experience in a given area.
An appropriate and qualified mentor must…
INTERNSHIP FINAL REPORT
Each student enrolled in the Internship Class will be responsible for filling out and submitting to their Pastor/Mentor, his/her Student Summary Report. This student report along with the Pastor/Mentor Summary Report and Prayer Journal Summary Report will be sent by the Pastor/Mentor to their District’s DSOM Internship Registrar by the end of the Internship semester.
• The Internship Final Report will include:
o Pastor/Mentor statement/letter
o Student Summary Report
o Pastor/Mentor Summary Report
o Prayer Journal Summary Report
o All one page reports from Standards
o Sermon Critiques (Ordained level only)
TO REQUEST REGISTRATION FORM: