We are looking for Ministry Interns to join the team at St Andrew the Great for one or two years from August 2021.
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Applicants need to be eager to serve humbly, demonstrate a good grasp of Christian truth and knowledge of the Bible, model Christian living, and have a genuine interest in exploring whether full-time Christian ministry is for them. Full information can be found lower down this page.
St Andrew the Great (StAG) is a large evangelical Anglican church in the heart of Cambridge. We have a thriving congregation including many students, internationals and 20-30s. Our vision is “The Gospel for Cambridge, Gospel Workers to the World.”
There are three main components to the year:
training, ministry and service.
Interns spend a day a week at the Training for East Anglia Ministry course. This focuses on helping people understand and teach the Bible and spends time looking at a broad spectrum of Christian ministry including areas like counselling, evangelism, mission and youth work. The course is taught through a mix of lectures, discussions and small group work.
Christopher is our in-house Ministry Trainer. He is currently writer in residence at Tyndale House, and has had lots of experience teaching on the Proclamation Trust Cornhill Training Course, and written a number of books.
Lunch with Alasdair Paine
During term time Interns join our vicar Alasdair each week for lunch to discuss his upcoming sermon. This is a great opportunity to learn about the work that goes in to preparing a sermon as well as giving you the opportunity to ask questions, and provide input.
Each Intern will have a ministry supervisor, with whom they choose a book to read or a personal study project to work on.
All Interns attend the 9:38 Maximise Conference, free of charge.
There are also lots of opportunities for gospel ministry. Each Ministry Intern is assigned a major and a minor ministry area, and will be able to try out giving talks and leading Bible studies, doing evangelism, children or youth work, as meeting individuals in a one to one relationship for pastoral care and discipleship.
This might be involvement in a regular small group ministry like Focus (undergraduates), iHUB (internationals), or HUB (20-30s).
This is a chance to get experience of a different area of church life, like Pathfinders youth group (11-14s) or a Sunday morning children’s group.
There a many other informal opportunities to do ministry at StAG events and elsewhere. This might involve Occasional Preaching at a smaller local church or a college chapel, giving a talk to older people at Wednesday Outlook, engaging with non-Christians at Big Questions (the Cambridge Christian Union's weekly apologetics talks) being a CU Guest or leading evangelistic talks and Bible studies.
A crucial element of the Ministry Intern Year is to support the practical aspects of the church’s activities.
Each Intern will have a main area of practical responsibility, like ordering supplies, AV/Tech, or being responsible for the upkeep of the kitchen.
Once a day there’s a buildings set-up for the whole Intern team, to clear up after one event and prepare the church building for the next.
Other areas of service
Interns will also usually serve at a mid-week crèche and there are a few other practical tasks that happen outside of term-time.
Each Intern is encouraged to apply to the Jesus Lane Trust for a grant to cover living costs, and accommodation is provided free of charge. We do not expect our Interns to need to raise their own funds.
To apply, please send a CV, and a completed application form to
Operations and Facilities Manager
St Andrew the Great
St Andrew’s Street
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is midnight, 2nd December 2020.
Interviews will be held week commencing, 7th December 2020.