Grass Valley, California United States
Christian Encounter Ranch has been Tending Lives and Training Leaders since 1970. CER is a biblically-based church with an integrated residential youth program. We work with young people ages 16-25 who have backgrounds of abuse, neglect, drug usage, family breakdown, and general turmoil.
Ministering to these hurting young people is both demanding and rewarding. Students experience rapid growth, and interns develop additional spiritual maturity and endurance. As servant-leaders, interns model the Christian life as they live and work alongside the students. A staff of committed Christian professionals who have had many years of residential ministry experience provide guidance for the intern team. New interns receive one week of orientation, verbal and written instruction, and helpful direction and advice from senior interns. Internships range from 90 days to 2 years.
Each intern disciples one to three students and teaches group Bible studies on a rotation basis. Interns are hard-working supervisors of the students and perform daily assignments that include practical activities–cooking, cleaning, and various maintenance tasks on our 86-acre campus (affectionately called “the Ranch”).
Interns also oversee a dorm room with two or three students. Many teachable moments arise during the daily activities as well as during recreation times (e.g. boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, ball games, “hanging out,” etc.). There are also various opportunities to minister in other ways according to interest and gifting.
CER offers internships for committed Christians age 21 and older who love the Lord and are eager to serve others. (United States citizenship is required.)
A modest grant is provided: $500 for the first 3 months, up to $600 per month, depending on length of service
Please visit https://www.christianencounter.org/request-info.html if you’re interested in internship.