VLC Internship Program

The application process for the Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Internship Program is currently closed.

One of the most important missions the church is called to engage in is developing leaders: leaders who can lead in their homes, their church, and their communities in a Christlike manner. Our heart as a church is to develop those kinds of leaders who will make a lasting impact in their world for the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus. Our intern program is one of the main ways we develop leaders by engaging them hands-on into the work of the ministry in all of its messiness and beauty. Our interns gain personal and transformational experience in what it takes to build healthy churches that are growing people in Christ.
– Jacob Sheriff

About the Internship Program

We know God has charged us (Victory Life Church) to build healthy churches that are growing people in Christ. One of the key ways we accomplish this mission is building healthier leaders (like yourself) that have the ability to build healthy churches. This 9-month intensive leadership Internship is designed to train healthy leaders with the knowledge, heart, and practical ministry experience required to significantly contribute to any church leadership team. If you are at a place in life where you feel a call to ministry, have a desire to learn more about God, yourself and your call – this Internship is for you.  We welcome all who desire to grow and learn to apply.

This Internship will not be easy and is designed to test and challenge you, and help you discover the true reality and depth of your call. The leadership skills you will learn in this program will not only help you contribute to any church leadership team but will also help you contribute to any organizational leadership environment. We look forward to receiving your application and hearing from you soon.

What You Need To Know

Application DeadlineProgram DatesCostRequirementsPerks of the ProgramInternship Highlights
  • All Applications and Reference Letters must be submitted on or before July 31st, 2018. The Application Process is currently Closed.
  • Only 20 spots available!

  • October 1, 2018 to the end of June 2019 — 9 month program
  • $1,850.00
  • The cost of the Internship Program can be paid in three installments
    • The first payment is due on or before Oct. 1st, 2018
    • The second payment is due on or before Jan. 1st, 2019
    • The third payment is due on or before Apr. 1st, 2019
    • *2% Discount for full, up-front payments made before Oct. 1, 2018
    • All payments are non-refundable, even if you don’t complete the program
  • Does Not include food or lodging
  • Must be willing to travel to your assigned Victory Life campus, and to the Durant and Sherman Campuses for the first three months of the program
Time Requirements

  • Intern work week
    • Between Oct 1st – Oct 12th (Orientation Weeks): Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm
    • For the remainder of program: Tues-Wed 8am-5pm, & Thurs 1pm-5pm
      • Required to attend midweek services as well as weekend services
      • If you are involved in certain environments that have additional rehearsal requirements, you will be required to attend those rehearsals
      • Special events could require extra time and interns must remain flexible to meet the demands of ministry during busier seasons of ministry
      • When Victory Life Staff has off, the Interns will have that time off as well. Ex: Christmas, Thanksgiving, special holidays
      • 7 days of personal/sick days that can be requested off during the program

Material Requirements

  • A laptop
  • Reliable transportation
  • Nice personal journal / pen set
  • 3-ring binder with all class notes/syllabus/class content
    • Access to digital copies of notes/syllabus/class content
  • Personal one on one mentoring from a Victory Life staff member
  • Practical hands on ministry experience
  • Participation in Victory Life’s Leadership Development Program
  • Learn from Victory Life Senior and Executive leaders, as well as external partners
  • First three months
    • First two weeks are an intensive orientation training
    • Experience all six Ministry Development Tracks
  • Last six months – practical ministry experience within your development track
    • At the end of month three you will receive your assignment to a:
      • Victory Life Ministry Development Track
      • Victory Life Church Campus
  • Participate in a team mission trip
  • Training and experience in a mobile church setting at our Colorado campus
  • Thursday afternoon of each week will be dedicated classroom instruction
    • 1:00-1:55  chapel
    • 2:00-5:00  intern development training
  • Three 2-day intensive leadership classroom workshops spread out through the 9 month internship

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process to become an intern?
  • Complete and submit application along with intro video by July 31st, 2018.
  • You will be contacted by August 3rd regarding your acceptance. If you are initially accepted, you will be scheduled for your oral interview
  • Oral interviews will take place between August 6th-24th
  • You will receive a call by September 1st regarding final acceptance into the program
  • Interns will be given pre-work before orientation on October 1st
Are there any additional requirements for international applicants?
If you are an international applicant, you will be required to have the necessary visa by September 1st in order to be accepted.
Does Completion of Victory Life Internship Guarantee Me Employment on Victory Life Staff
The short answer is NO. There is no guarantee of employment. In our ministry, as leadership needs arise or staff positions become available, Victory Life Leadership always prayerfully seeks the right person for the Job. Those who have successfully completed the Victory Life internship are strongly encouraged to apply as positions open up, but employment is not guaranteed.
Do I have to Move?
You will be assigned to a Victory Life campus and Ministry Development Track where you will receive your training. The possibility of being assigned to different Victory Life campuses at different times throughout the program is likely. You must be able to commute to your assigned campus.
Are Scholarships available?
Not at this time.
Are Host Homes available?
We have set up a system for Victory Life Church members to open up their homes for this purpose. We cannot guarantee availability, but we will do the best we can to work with you and connect you with someone willing to open up their home. Please make sure to check the appropriate box on the application if you are interested in a Host Home.
Am I able to work outside the Intern program?
With exception to the orientation weeks, the program has been designed to allow for part-time work. However, your work must not interfere with the requirements of the internship program.