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Starting out in full-time ministry without direct experience is hard.
Remember learning to ride your bike? Or going on a first date? Or sharing your testimony?
Some things can only be learned through direct experience. Sure, you can watch YouTube videos or talk with friends about it, but eventually you just have to do it. And you have to do it more than once to get good at it.
Ministry is the same way. You’ve trained for full-time ministry but don’t have day-to-day experience. Being a resident intern is an effective (and fun) way to get the experience you need.
It’s time to take the training wheels off and ride. The goal of our resident internship program is to develop emerging church leaders for a lifetime of ministry significance.
I wasn’t ready to jump into full time ministry right out of college. I wanted to gain some more experience living in a city and working with people who are a mix of ages. Being an intern meant starting a new life, in a new state, living with a new family. I learned to adapt. I learned to try new groups and to say “yes” to meaningful friendships and mentorships. And even though I was young, I know I had an impact on those around me. Victory is a great place to get a well-rounded feel for ministry!
You’re already committed to proclaiming the life-changing power of Jesus and making fully devoted
followers of Him.
We can give you the experience you need to do ministry with confidence.
6,865 PEOPLE CALL VICTORY “HOME”
1,600 PEOPLE ATTEND EACH WEEKEND
137 STUDENTS PARTICIPATE EACH WEEK
250 KIDS ATTEND EACH WEEKEND
28 FULL- AND PART-TIME STAFF MEMBERS
3–5 RESIDENT AND SUMMER INTERNS EACH YEAR
[Statistics are Pre-COVID]
We host internships and resident internships because we want to help young leaders grow, and set them up for future fruitful ministry in the years to come. We want to help those who serve with us to leave with a greater sense of clarity around your calling. Every person’s first few years in ministry are seasons of rapid learning, so we want Victory to be a place where someone can experience that kind of rapid learning in the context of a team that wants you to succeed, and wants to invest in you.
Click the “Apply to Become a Resident Intern” button to download the Resident Internship Application. Submit it, along with a cover letter, resume, photo, and a 1-minute video explaining why you want to be a resident intern at Victory.
If selected, you will participate in an interview where both of us make sure this is a good fit. If accepted, we’ll agree on a start date. For Resident Interns, your start date is typically in the fall.
You’ll be a key part of the day-to-day ministry of Victory — ministering to our attenders and our community through weekly staff tasks, daily prayer, staff meetings, and more.
Interns serve 1 day a week during the three summer months. Residents work a minimum of 30 hours a week for one year.
Each resident will serve under the supervision, guidance, and direction of a Ministry Leader for one year.
Residents work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Part-time jobs outside of Victory are
optional, but they must be secondary to your resident experience.
Summer interns are paid a total of $1,000. Year-long residents are paid a stipend of $180 per week (plus optional housing).
Victory does have limited housing opportunities available on a first come, first served basis. Residents will stay with “Host Families” from within the church. If housing is unavailable, residents must provide their own housing.
The resident must provide his/her own health insurance and provide proof of such to Victory.
Yes, but we may not be able to accept as many married applicants based on our
ability to provide housing. It is especially rare for us to accommodate those who
are married with children; but we would still welcome your application.
Located in beautiful Upstate New York in the Finger Lakes region, Corning began as
the Town of Painted Post in 1796. Its name changed in 1836 to the Town of Corning
while the village of Painted Post was first incorporated in 1860. The area is home
to the world’s largest museum of glass art and artifacts- Corning Museum of Glass,
Fortune 500 Company, Corning Incorporated and the Gaffer District, which Steuben
County Conference & Visitor Bureau describes as “home to over 100 boutique shops,
art galleries, studios, as well as, craft beverage producers, restaurants serving
fabulous food and two world-class museums.”
Corning’s Historic Market Street has been named “One of the Top 10 Great Streets of the Year” by American Planning Association, while Travel & Leisure magazine named Centerway Square on Market Street one of “America’s Most Beautiful Town Squares.” Community Events like Glassfest in May, Christmas Sparkle in December and the Wineglass Marathon in October (which includes more than 3000 runners), are just a few of the things that make Corning-Painted Post the “Best Kept Secret in Upstate NY.” One more thing, Corning-Painted Post High School is ranked, according to Niche.com, as one of the top 50 public schools in Upstate New York.
This a great place to experience and a wonderful community to engage in ministry. Victory has been a part of the community since 1932, first as Riverside Wesleyan and then, after relocation to Painted Post, Victory Highway Wesleyan Church.
Yes. The majority of responsibilities of our residents require them to have a reliable form of transportation. This ranges from daily job responsibilities, being able to get to and from work, and serving on the weekends.
Yes, you will usually get 2 full days off during the week (most likely Friday and Saturday) plus 1 week of vacation. There are also certain holidays during the year that the offices are closed.
You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application; however, we will only contact applicants we choose to interview.
It can be stressful finding a place to do your internship. There are so many stories of
people having bad experiences, being burned out, over used, under appreciated, or put in
positions were they just weren’t thriving. At Victory, I experienced none of those issues
during my internship.
Victory is a safe place to learn, ask questions, and get involved in multiple forms of ministry. All of this is crucial when looking for a great internship experience.
Even though it is a big church, there is still a sense of family amongst the staff and the congregation. That’s one of the reasons my wife and I said “yes” to the opportunity to remain on staff and become Victory’s first Campus Pastors.