Kairos Summer

Kairos Summer is designed to give students the opportunity to lead, study, and serve alongside the Grace Church staff. Summer interns serve full time in one of the practical ministry areas listed on the home page.  Summer interns have the opportunity and are strongly encouraged to live with one of the Grace Church host families provided. Weekly hours vary per ministry.  Interns may expect to have weekly office hours as well as evening events and weekend services and programming.

INTERNSHIP DETAILS

TIME

Summer internships last 10 weeks. Due to the nature of this internship, interns are expected to be available and fully committed for the entire internship.

DATES

Dates for Summer 2018 are June 4 – August 9. Applications are now open. Application deadline is February 1, 2018. 

PAID VS. UNPAID

Summer internships are paid. Summer interns will also have the opportunity for extensive unpaid educational and training classes that are considered a benefit of the internship.

STORIES

Hayley Cheek / Kairos Summer 2016, Clemson University

Kairos is an opportunity for you to be a part of something that is bigger than yourself. It is an opportunity for you to serve the local church and be a part of a body of believers who are all on mission together. It is a season of coming under authority and being poured into. It is a time where you will be trained and developed through your strengths and weaknesses so that you are better equipped for the next season of your life. It is a season where pride is beaten down and character is strengthened. Kairos is an experience that is unlike any other. You won’t walk away unchanged.

Kyle Delk /  Kairos Summer 2016, Covenant College

I think Kairos will be something I look back on for the rest of my life as a transformational time in my life. My lens on what it means to be a man and what it means to be involved in the local church have been reshaped for the better because of Kairos.

Audrey Burchfield /  Kairos Summer 2016, Clemson University

Over the course of my summer, I grew immensely in self-awareness. Through the classes and leaders investing in us this summer, I developed a better understanding of how God created me, how He is working in the local church, and how He is uniquely using me to carry some weight in that work. This summer was a summer of intense learning and hard work, but it was also one of the most fun and formative experiences that I’m still growing from as the things I learned continue to sink in over time.

Drew Huskey /  Kairos Summer 2016, Clemson University

Kairos, if nothing else, broke me. We speak so boldly in church of denying ourselves and picking up the cross of Jesus. But never before have I understood that denying myself includes being transformed from my prior nature that I was once actually okay with epitomizing— a nature that screamed out acceptance of an eternity apart from the peace of an eternal Father.

Kelsey Ellis /  Kairos Summer 2016, Furman University

Kairos completely changed my perspective on the church– I started the summer with a consumer mentality, but I soon learned to be an active participant in church community through serving with student ministry and living closely with my fellow interns all summer.

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

 

– Proverbs 27:17