Ministry Intern

New Life Church

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Job Details

Length: contract (One Year)
Type: full time
Location: Middlesbrough
Salary: Self-funded. We may be able to provide accommodation, and will be able to help with fundraising.
Posted: 27 Feb 2024
Closes: 30 Apr 2024

New Life Church Middlesbrough is a growing church in the East side of Middlesbrough. We are a local church for local people, and yet we have been blessed recently to seen the nations join us! We are a Gospel-centred church with a real heart to reach out with the good news of Jesus into our local community. We are currently working in a number of council estates and we would love to have an even greater impact in our local community. To reach this goal, we are looking to expand our staff team. In particular, we are looking to offer a one-year internship programme for anyone considering Christian ministry in a council estate context. This role will be varied and will provide experience of many different aspects of ministry, but will include a strong emphasis on outreach into the local community. If you are interested in the role, please contact us for more details and to have an initial conversation about what is involved.

This position is self-funded. We can help you to raise financial support, and put you in contact with grant-making trusts. We might be able to offer accommodation as part of the role, and would cover any work-related expenses.

Required Skills

Roles and Responsibilities


  • You will have opportunities to learn from and work alongside experienced gospel practitioners 
  • Reading and personal development as assigned 
  • Opportunities to undertake external development and training as part of the internship, if discussed with the pastor


  • Being involved in the day-to-day life of the church 
  • Meeting with other Christians in the church, for fellowship and accountability 
  • Leading bible studies with non-believers and new Christians. 
  • Opportunities to teach and lead in small group settings


  • Involvement in helping run our programmes for children and youth. 
  • Developing resources and programmes to help with the discipleship of children and young people

Community outreach

  • Living in the community, with an intention to reach out with the Good News of Jesus 
  • Helping with our community outreach events and activities 
  • Getting involved in local organisations and activities as a way of getting to meet people and build relationships

Admin - Help with admin tasks

Other tasks as necessary


You must meet the character qualifications of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1

A love for the Lord Jesus and His Gospel

A commitment to the local church and serving God’s people

A desire to see God’s kingdom grow, and a heart to work with other Christians to make that happen

Be able to work as part of a team, but also have the initiative and drive of a self-starter

A willingness to learn and try new things

Experience being part of, and serving in, a local church It is an occupational requirement (in accordance with the Equality Act 2010) that the applicant is a genuine Christian with a personal, lived-out faith in Jesus Christ. They must be able to agree with the Church’s statement of faith, and be willing to live as a member of New Life Church in addition to their professional requirements.

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