CPAAM Summer Interns will:
- Have “hands-on” experience of pastoral and other forms of ministry in all aspects of Asian-American local church;
- Experience the life of changing needs and patterns of Asian-American churches and community as servant leaders; Explore through practice and reflection some viable ways to hear, discern and respond to God’s call into ordained and other forms of ministry;
- Meet the spiritual needs of the transgeneration, second and third generation of Asian-American United Methodist Churches.
Teaching Churches will
- Take this opportunity as an ongoing call of God and be viable participating vehicles of ministry and mission for the 21st century by providing for the young adults an opportunity to experience total aspects of local church ministry.
All interns must participate fully in all activities of the internship program. (Korean-American interns in particular are required to participate in the 1998 Transgeneration Convocation).
All interns should keep “action-reflection” journal for personal growth and weekly reports and must attend reflection meetings. A final reflection paper summarizing the experience must be prepared before the end of the internship or presented at the TG Convocation.
Stipend & Other Financial Support
- Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of the internship provided by Section of Elders and Local Pastors, Division of Ordained Ministry, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
- Travel expenses, from and to Claremont and to the internship site, will also be provided by Section of Elders and Local Pastors, DOM, GBHEM.
- Room & board during the internship period will be provided by each teaching church.
Who Can Apply
Any Asian-American who is
- an upper class college student
- a college graduate who is a member of the United Methodist Church and has a sense of calling to the ordained ministry in and for the United Methodist Church, can apply for the internship.
How to Apply
Send your application by March 30 with a recommendation from your pastor and a 500-word essay about why you want to apply for the internship and what you hope to learn from it. Send to:
Summer Internship Program Director
1325 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
909-621-7707, fax 909-626-1208