LifeTrac is an internship and apprenticeship program at LifeChurch committed to growing leaders for the next generation
With three program tracks, LifeTrac equips leaders through the process of discerning and preparing for a call to full-time vocational ministry through experience and education.
LifeTrac is designed to equip next-generation leaders through the process of discerning and preparing for a call to full-time vocational ministry through practical experience and purposeful education.
There are three options for interning and apprenticing at Lifechurch Canton.
- The summer internship program is an eight-week program and is a paid, 25 hour per week position. It is for interns interested in exploring ministry as a vocation.
- The one-year internship program begins in August and ends in May. This yearly internship program is 15 hours per week and is paid a small stipend.
- The apprentice program begins in August and is ongoing. This program requires the completion of a one-year internship program with LifeTrac. The apprentice program is for those committed to the path of ministerial vocation.
Applications for summer are due April 15. Applications received after that time may still be considered if space is available. Applications for the one-year internships are due August 1. For Summer Internship and One-Year Internships, please download and print the application, then return them to the LifeTrac director.
The purpose of the summer intern program is to allow those interested to observe and participate practically in ministry life. Areas available for involvement would be with Connections, Worship Design, Youth and Children’s ministries.
Summer internships in Youth and Worship are paid a weekly stipend of $150. Children’s and Connections interns are paid a weekly stipend of $200. Interns would be expected to live locally for the duration of the internship. LifeTrac does not provide housing but is willing to assist interns who need to make living arrangements. Work hours include 25 hours per week, not including worship and volunteer participation. There are no benefits tied to summer internships.
The purpose of the one-year intern program is to allow those interested to explore a calling to ministry life. Areas available for consideration would be Connections, Worship Design, Youth and Children’s ministries.
One-year internships are expected to work 15 hours weekly and will receive a weekly stipend of $75. Interns are expected to live locally for the duration of the internship. Work hours do not include weekend services and volunteer participation. LifeTrac does not provide housing but is willing to assist interns who need to make living arrangements. There are no benefits tied to internships.
The purpose of the one-year apprenticeship program is to allow those who are committed to deeply explore the calling to ministry life. Areas available for consideration would be Connections, Worship Design, Youth and Children’s ministries.
One-year apprentices will apply for an apprenticeship after completing an internship through LifeTrac. Apprentices will be given more responsibility and will be involved in discipleship, leadership, planning and preparation for events, and the behind-the-scenes work in the church.
DISCIPLESHIP The LifeTrac director and the Ministry Mentors will guide and teach in general discipleship and practical experience. Interns will meet with both the LifeTrac director and their Ministry Mentor bi-weekly while apprentices will meet only with their Ministry Mentor. There will also be discipleship opportunities that are available to all staff including leadership training, conferences and all-staff meetings. Together with staff, apprentices and interns will grow through the reading of ministry-related books, counseling and evaluations. Bi-monthly evaluations with both the LifeTrac director and the Ministry Mentor will provide each mentee the needed feedback for improvement and growth.
SUPPLIES Lifechurch Canton will provide any books and print materials required for LifeTrac apprenticeships and internships. Supplies needed to complete church projects will also be supplied through the approval of the Ministry Mentor. Laptops, cell phones, transportation and living quarters will not be provided. Any trips, conferences, camps or mission trips will be covered with the exception of international missions.
How do I become an intern?
Applications can be found online, printed and returned to the LifeTrac director. Once all of the applications are received you will be contacted to setup either a personal or video interview with the LifeTrac director.
How do I become a LifeTrac apprentice?
Complete a LifeTrac internship. After completing your internship, you may apply for an apprenticeship.
Can I get college credit for my internship?
At this point, we can not give college credit (we are working on that). That said, we will work with your college/university to help you fulfill your requirements.
What will I be doing as an intern?
Yearly interns are mainly here to observe and learn. They will be given meaningful ministry work in their area but will also meet weekly with leaders. It will be 70% education and 30% application. Summer interns will be even more hands and will be more like 50% education and 50% application.
What will I be doing as an apprentice?
Apprentices have committed themselves to a life of ministry and will be choosing an apprenticeship within a specific area of the church. Apprentices will be helping in every area of their chosen ministry. It will be 30% education and 70% application.
Is this a paid internship??
All LifeTrac interns and apprentices are paid a weekly stipend which differs depending on the number of hours and department.