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Mon Nov 13, 2017 - Fri Jul 27, 2018


1821 Meadowview Rd,SacramentoSacramento, CA 95832


The Sacramento Urban Institute:Whole Life Preparation for Ministry

New Hope Community Development Corporation (CDC) is offering a 9-month, Christ-centered, discipleship and training experience through the "Sacramento Urban Institute". The program is designed specifically for future ministry leaders, teachers, and non-profit staff who are interested in ministering to and empowering low-income youth and families as part of their career trajectory. New Hope CDC is a holistic "Christian Community Development ministry" that has been serving youth and families in the South Sacramento area for the last 10 years. The internship is specifically targeted to young adults ages 19-27, but anyone can apply.

During the 2017-18 pilot year, Urban Institute interns will serve at an urban church in South Sacramento, volunteer at a local after-school program, and participate in weekly "discipleship nights". Curriculum will incorporate Bible Study, book discussions, and workshops on topics related to ministries of justice, compassion, and mercy, as well as personal discipleship. For the 2017-18 pilot year (starting in late Fall 2017), interns will also receive a small paid monthly stipend ($150-$200 per month).

The "Urban Church Internship" component of the Sacramento Urban Institute will begin in November 2017 with a smaller cohort of 4-6 interns assigned to build capacity in three different ministries at New Hope Community Church (NHCC) in Meadowview. As part of the comprehensive Urban Institute experience during the pilot year (10 total hours per week), each intern will spend approximately 6 hours per week serving at NHCC, another 1.5 hours volunteering with the New Hope After-School program at Sol Aureus Charter School, and 2.5 hours in weekly team gatherings or in discipleship times with the UI Director.

Specifically for the pilot year at New Hope Community Church (November 2017 - July 2018), interns will:

  1. Assist and support a newly hired youth pastor to expand an existing youth ministry of 5-10 teens into a thriving outreach ministry to the neighborhood that includes both weekday and Sunday morning ministry times.
  2. Assist and support a NHCC lay leader to start a new ministry to elderly retirees in the church and in the neighborhood, focused around activities, building relationships, and studying the Word of God in small groups.
  3. Assist and support a NHCC lay leader to expand and deepen an existing children’s ministry of 6-7 kids on Sunday mornings; possibly adding a one afternoon per week outreach ministry that is built around homework help, fun activities, and interactive Bible lessons.
  4. In each of these ministry areas, UI interns will help build capacity by bringing in new skills, vision, and relational energy to NHCC. They will also help the NHCC ministry leader or staff in forming ongoing ministry teams that will remain in place after their internship concludes.


  • Program Management
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours/wk - includes a $150-$200 monthly stipend
  • Must complete an application and demonstrate maturity in faith and some previous ministry experience

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