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How Do I Apply?

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2017 Applications Now Closed

You can now fill out your application online. Simply follow the button below.

Please Note: You will still need to download and submit the background check form, health care info form and reference forms by following the button “Download Forms” below the online app button. 

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I want to thank you for your interest in the Heartland District Summer Internship Program! As a young adult, I am sure you are exploring many possibilities for your future. This can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a little scary! And in the middle of every possibility is the huge question: “What does God want me to do?!”

We believe our program can be an experience to help discover “what God has next” for young adults. It is a unique blend of training in God’s Word, hands-on ministry involvement and personal discipleship that is such an important foundation for life—WHATEVER God may be
calling you to do in your future.

Before you fill out the application, allow me to give you a small overview of some particulars of the Heartland Summer Internship Program:

  • Students will be serving our many youth camps in any capacity necessary at Camp

    Hickory located in Ingleside, IL

  • Students will be trained and challenged in personal study of God’s Word, and in group

    settings

  • Students will be mentored and discipled by experienced pastors and leaders from the

    Heartland District and Foursquare Church

  • Students will receive a weekly stipend, and a scholarship of $1000 towards the

    schooling of their choice upon completion of the program. The Heartland District office

    will also reimburse all traveling expenses.

  • The dates for the internship are June 11th – July 28th, 2017.

  • Students must be between the ages of 18-24 at the start of the program

  • Applications must be submitted or postmarked by April 7th, 2017

As you continue to seek the Lord about your involvement with The Heartland Internship Program, I am praying that He will give you real confirmation. May you hear the voice of your Shepherd loud and clear as you ask Him about the days ahead of you!

Please contact me if you have questions I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Chad Garrison
ARISE Program Director
cgarrison@foursquare.org

We are excited to present ARISE, the Summer Internship Program of the Foursquare Heartland District at beautiful Camp Hickory! Our mission is simply to raise up a generation of spiritual leaders. We accomplish this by creating a healthy environment for students to…

•   Grow in the knowledge of God’s Word
•   Gain real-world ministry experience
•   Develop spiritual disciplines that will fuel a lifetime of growth in the Lord
•   Experience being a vital part of a healthy, dynamic team
•   Build lifelong relationships with friends and mentors
•   Be transformed more and more into the likeness of Christ

There are four definitions to the word, Arise, serving as inspiration to our program’s name and vision:

  • To occur

  • To be caused by something

  • To become active or vocal

  • To stand up

We believe that these four definitions all point to God’s Calling on all of us to “Arise” for His Kingdom and Ultimate Glory:

To Occur

Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God has created each person in a unique way. We exist and are crafted to bring Him glory.

To Be Caused by Something

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus commissions us to “Go and Make Disciples”. If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then this calling on our life is unavoidable! We are now caused into action with a purpose.

To Become Active or Vocal

The life that is transformed by Christ is the life that can never settle or become complacent. This life understands the importance of Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

To Stand Up

As followers of Christ we should be clearly marked as “doers of the word”, and do not “conform to the patterns of this world”. We must ARISE and lead others in word and deed back to God’s love and salvation!

ARISE Summer Internship Program is a leadership development program designed to empower and instruct young adults who are passionate about following Jesus and pursuing lives of meaning and ministry. ARISE is a full-time summer program where students are immersed into three pools of learning: hands-on training, curricular studies and personal discipleship.

So what are you waiting for? Apply Today!