My Life as an Intern pt.1

Where do I begin? I have spent the last several months in my local church as as pastoral intern shadowing our Education Pastor. It has been a great time of growth and maturing on my part and really seeing how the innards of a church really works. Like anywhere there is the good and the bad that comes along with it, but I must say it has been more good than anything. The pastor whom I am under for this position is very godly man and has shown me what I need to be striving toward. While the ultimate goal is to be like Christ, David has shown me like Paul said to his disciples “follow me as I follow Christ.”(1 Corinthians 11:1) That is what I am striving to do. I do a fair amount of work a few days a week, then on Wednesday nights I help cook dinner here at the church. I also help cook for other special functions as requested.

There are many different aspects to what I do as an intern, but the greatest aspect is the fact that I am serving the Lord and seeking to make him known, in my home, the church and the community.
Many days are filled with different types of busy work, but still important work that frees up Pastor David to handle some of the more urgent/important/necessary tasks. I look at my position as an assistant to Pastor David, helping him get things done. My level of confidence is growing with each passing week. For someone on the outside looking in they may think I do a lot of menial level work, but it is the little things that need to be done in order for the church to function. It’s the things people take for granted like putting out Sunday School material, or setting up tables for events, or anything else you may overlook has to be done by someone and I am often that guy. And I don’t mind, I actually enjoy it. As things continue to progress I hope to share more with you all. Thanks for reading and God Bless.


  1. Debbie

    I am doing something similar at my home church. It IS an amazing experience. I appreciate everything so much more. getting ready as our church is growing, waiting to see what happens next. God Bless you on your journey.

    1. pmhorne (Post author)

      Thank you! And thank you for commenting. I hope you continue to grow and get so much more as you give of yourself in your position. God Bless,



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