Thrive is a hands-on internship in the United States equipping young adults to impact the Kingdom and to explore their callings.

Through on-site, intensive training at a ministry, business, or nonprofit, explore how God has gifted you to serve and to lead. And along the way, business and/or ministry leaders will mentor you and help you grow in your faith.

Ministry Placements

Upland, California

Focus: Nonprofit sector, social-justice ministry

Responsibilities:

  • Serving a ministry for the homeless with a local BIC church
  • Facilitating and leading Bible studies and joining a gathering of young leaders
  • Painting, assisting with maintenance, cleaning, and gardening
  • Providing pastoral care and visitations
  • Participating in an indoor soccer ministry

Orientation: February 28-March 23, 2019

  • Opening retreat in Pennsylvania
  • Exploratory trip to three locations: California, Ohio, Pennsylvania
  • Internship-placement discernment weekend in Pennsylvania

Dates: June 1-August 28, 2019

  • Internship
  • Debrief weekend in Pennsylvania

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

Focus: Business as mission

Responsibilities:

  • Living and working alongside seasonal migrant workers at a greenhouse/wholesale grower of annuals and perennials
  • Connecting with co-workers in prayer, fellowship, and Bible study
  • Taking part in weekly Spanish/ESL classes with a local BIC church
  • Participating and serving in a Hispanic congregation

Orientation: February 28-March 23, 2019

  • Opening retreat in Pennsylvania
  • Exploratory trip to three locations: California, Ohio, Pennsylvania
  • Internship-placement discernment weekend in Pennsylvania

Dates: April 2-June 28, 2019

  • Internship
  • Debrief weekend in Pennsylvania

Dayton, Ohio

Focus: Church planting

Responsibilities:

  • Serving an urban church plant in all facets of its ministry
  • Volunteering for ministries in surrounding neighborhoods, such as Celebrate Recovery, homeless shelters, food banks, and more

Orientation: February 28-March 23, 2019

  • Opening retreat in Pennsylvania
  • Exploratory trip to three locations: California, Ohio, Pennsylvania
  • Internship-placement discernment weekend in Pennsylvania

Dates: June 1-August 28, 2019

  • Internship
  • Debrief weekend in Pennsylvania

Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Willingness to be a servant-leader

Program dates are flexible. Contact Vicky Landis, BIC U.S. World Missions mobilization administrator (vlandis@bicus.org; (717) 697-2634 ext. 5407), for more details.

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Early registration

Application deadline: December 3, 2018

Cost: $4,750

Regular registration

Application deadline: December 17, 2018

Cost: $4,950