Arise Internship Program

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What is Arise?

Arise is an internship program through Child Evangelism Fellowship of Oregon to prepare young adults for full-time ministry.

Read more in the Arise Newsletter.

Who can get involved?

Arise is for young adults 18-25 who have a high school diploma or GED.

How long?

Two years.

  • Internship (1 year).
  • Apprenticeship (1 year).
  • Goal: Fully funded and prepared to begin work as a full-time missionary.

Internship

  • Generally, interns start anywhere from May—January for the initial phase. They will work in the Portland area and occasionally in Salem.
  • In June, interns help prepare for and serve as staff at Christian Youth in Action, a week-long training school for teens (in Salem).
  • During the summer, interns will coordinate and teach 5-Day Clubs and in the fall, coordinate and teach Good News Clubs in the Portland area.
  • In January, interns may attend the Children's Ministry Institute. CMI® provides a specialized training for children’s ministries, teacher training, and leadership development.

Apprenticeship

After returning from CMI, interns will begin their apprenticeship. They will job-shadow CEF workers in Portland and other cities around Oregon to learn the different roles within the ministry and prepare them for becoming a missionary themselves.

They will be trained in the specific roles:

  • Children's Ministry Specialist
  • Ministry Coordinator
  • Local Director
  • Ambassador
  • Administrator

Missionary

Goal: Once interns have completed both the internship and apprenticeship, they will be:

  • Equipped in support raising.
  • Fully funded.
  • Trained to confidently begin work with CEF of Oregon in a local chapter.

How do I get started?

  • Contact your local CEF director or Ron Imig.
  • Apply online at www.cefonline.com/apply (for job title, put CEF of Oregon Intern).
  • Begin interview process.
  • Start raising support.

What is my starting cost?

To begin the Arise program, you must have $3,000 raised. This money goes toward the first couple months of income and getting started.

How do I raise support?

You raise support by sharing your ministry with others and asking them to financially support you. Throughout the program, you will have a coach that will help you in this area.

How can I help?

Arise interns are required to raise their own financial support. You can help them by giving to the Arise program (click here) or committing to support the young workers monthly.

How can I find out more?

Ron Imig, Director of Administration
(503) 548-7726
Tony Villanueva, State Director
(541) 971-7674, E-mail
Oregon State CEF Office
(503) 364-6499, E-mail