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Summer DCE Internship

It seems that every time I begin to get comfortable in life, God throws a curveball and says, “This is a period of growth, not comfort.” Recently this happened when I received a phone call from Pastor Jake asking me to consider being the summer DCE intern here at Calvary. God again showed his faithfulness and answered my silent prayer of needing a church where the people are welcoming and make me feel at home.

In my past 3 academic years at Concordia, I have seen God move in numerous ways in my life. God has pushed me to learn not only more about education and ministry but also how He uses the body of Christ to build one another and grow His kingdom. I can’t wait to see how God will continue to do this in my time here!

So, what exactly will I be doing this summer at Calvary? The short answer is that I am going to be involved with Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, and Confirmation ministries. A longer answer breaks these three ministries into categories and numerous opportunities within each.

For Vacation Bible School I get to not only help Spencer at Immanuel but also plan and prepare for the VBS here at Calvary. This year we are doing Big Jungle Adventure. Big Jungle Adventure’s theme verse is 2 Timothy 4:18 which says, “Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.” What a verse of hope for each of us!

With Sunday School I get to collaborate with Nicci for the ministry. Some of the components of Sunday School that I will be helping with are creating job descriptions, doing fall planning, and even teaching.

Since Confirmation does not take place during the summer, I am doing preparation work for the fall. This preparation is not only for materials but is also for identifying students, parents, and leaders.

As the summer DCE intern, I will also be involved in other ministry opportunities at Calvary. A few of these areas include children’s messages, Bible studies, and being in worship and fellowship with each of you.

I am not sure how God will fully use this opportunity yet but I am excited to see how every day teaches me something new and brings new growth. If you have any questions for me or would like to get to know me more, don’t hesitate to talk to me!

To God Alone be the Glory.


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