Internship at The Village Church Denton
"The Village Church Denton exists to bring glory to God by being and making disciples of Jesus Christ." TVCD Mission Statement
The internship is support funded and designed to give an opportunity to learn the logistics of church leadership from an organizational standpoint. This perspective and level of planning gives a platform to love and care for our members in a different way. Alana's primary position is Groups Intern. The Village Denton has an abundant Groups ministry, with Restoration Groups, Homegroups, Bible Studies, as well as various training and equipping classes. She will sit under the supervision of Groups Minister, Beth Broom.
The primary vision shaping Alana's perspective as an intern is cultivating how the Church can grow in ministering through counseling. Counseling really gets a bad rap. The term usually carries a social stigma of being reserved for those who are in crisis. 1 Peter 1:3 says that God has given us all that we need for life and godliness. Since God has revealed everything we need for life, we have everything we need to teach and remind one another of the truth in His Word, to seek to understand it and apply it to our lives. Ministering the word of God to one another does not stop at the pulpit. One of Alana's desires for her time on staff is to labor towards laying a healthy foundation that counseling from a biblical perspective is, at its core, discipleship; and discipleship is for everyone. One way we can know that discipleship is for everyone is by referring to the Great Commission to "make disciples of all nations...teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" which is not simply for those who pick up and move to far off lands, it is for every believer.