Name of Organization: Scripture Union Canada
Address of Organization: 226-1885 Clements Road, Pickering, ON L1W 3V4
Website: Scripture Union Canada and SUsportz
Contact Person: Amy Csoke
Work of organization: Connecting Canadians with Jesus and His Story. We do this by equipping individuals and churches with inspirational Bible Reading Guides, Sunday School materials, and books for children and adults. Along with training university and high school students in children's sports and camp ministry. Linking churches and communities through innovative sports outreach programs and events.
Kinds of internships:
1. Sports Ministry
We are developing a new model to train church leaders and volunteers to lead and develop their own sports ministry, so that the local church isn't dependent on SU. Interns would work with us in developing this new model and would have the chance to work directly with churches in implementing it at a local level. We also engage in cross-cultural mission using sports with our partners at Scripture Union in different parts of the world.
2. Bible Engagement
We develop resources and tools to help Canadians draw closer to God through His Word. Our resources are printed guide, electronic devotionals, apps for Android and iPhones, and ebooks. An intern would be assisting with theological research, copy writing (for internal use), proof reading, and concept planning for future publications.
Desirable skills: SU interns must be passionate about helping people meet and follow Jesus. They must be committed to personal Bible reading and prayer and to helping the local church connect with the mission field in their neighbourhood. SU interns need to be humble and teachable, athletic and personable. The successful intern must be a self-starter and a hard worker.
Number of internships: 2
Location of internships: Pickering, ON
Duration of internships: 320-400 hours minimum or longer
Costs: The student would need transportation for meetings, etc. Ministry-related travel expenses would be reimbursed.
Accommodation: Not applicable.
Training: We do have a training program through our sports ministry. In Sports Ministry the intern would work closely with the Director of Training and Outreach in training and equipping churches to develop their own sports ministry. The intern would also be involved in evaluating and creating new ministry resources for SU Camps and Leagues and learn how to raise funds for ministry. In Bible Engagement the intern would work closely with the President and assist him with resource development.
Faith statement: Aims, Beliefs and Working Principles
Application form: Amy Csoke. Use the following forms either for the internship application or for volunteering with SU:
Application to: Amy Csoke Sportz
Contract: see above under Volunteer Application form.