Finding God, Lesson 6
What to do when God seems far away.
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Our tuition is $3500 each year. This goes towards teaching resources, instructors, speakers, and various events and activities throughout year.
The Disciple Internship Program is available for ages 18-29.
We currently do not offer any housing. However, if you are in need of housing, please reach out to us. We will make our interns aware of any housing opportunities we come across.
We encourage you to work while you are in Disciple Internship, so long as you are able to manage your time. It is important to us that our interns live a balanced life of work and rest. We realize that working on top of your internship schedule will likely leave you with a busy schedule, so our goal is to come alongside you and help you find rest and balance in the midst of it.
Your schedule is made up of two components— classes and roles. Our class schedule ranges from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM-12 PM. Many of our intern roles take place in the afternoon; however, your specific schedule will depend on what role you are enrolled in. Some of them may require you to be here some weeknights and weekends. Also, we have Instructor Groups. Instructor groups are a mentorship-focused group time with DI Instructors that meet at various times on Monday, and serve once during the week, on either a Wednesday evening or a Sunday morning. Please call us if you have any questions. We would love to work with you if there are any scheduling conflicts.
We kick off each internship year by going on a 4 day retreat. The purpose of the retreat is to grow closer together as we seek God together. This is achieved through doing team building activities, casting vision and setting goals for the upcoming year, and most importantly seeking the heart of God on an individual and corporate level.
We bring the classroom and hands-on-training together so that each intern will be able to get both practical and inspirational training for the ministry.
At Disciple Internship, our goal is for every intern to graduate our program with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, and how it can be applied to their life in a practical and functional way. We believe that, as disciples of Jesus, it’s vital that we understand how to study and dissect the Word of God in order to accurately walk out God’s plan for each of our lives. As we dive into various topics, we encourage questions, critical thinking, and healthy discussion, as we believe that this is a crucial part of the learning and growth process. Our desire is that each intern will graduate equipped to thrive in every area of their life!
Topcis that will be covered range from Hermeneutics & the Book of Romans to Communication 101 & Current Cultural Topics.
Whatever you are called to do, we want to help you do it. Disciple Internship offers a wide array of opportunities that are designed to help you develop your skills in an area of your choice. You will gain invaluable hands-on experience and training by working with professionals in their area of expertise.
Within the ever-growing-and-expanding roles that you see here, there are many different opportunities and places for you. When you come to DI, our staff will work with you individually to help you get connected where you are called to be!
Not seeing what you’re looking for? Just ask! Our opportunities are ever-expanding!
SUCCESS & LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES There are general rules to success and leadership that we will discuss in this class.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT In order for us to be effective disciples, it’s important for us to know how to handle our money. In this class we bring in the experts to shed light on the subject of finances from a practical and spiritual perspective.
COMMUNICATION In this class we are going to discuss how to effectively communicate your ideas and how to effectively listen to others.
HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE The title says it all! Learn how to make sense of the Bible, so that it can change your experience of Life in the way that God promises it will
DOCTRINE This is a time to dig in and find out what you believe
COVENANT This is a study of the depth of what Jesus has won for us.
HONOR Honor is the foundation for our relationships with God and people. Find out more as we discover the culture of Heaven and Honor!
SPIRIT, SOUL, & BODY God is a three part being, and so are we. You will learn more about this power truth in this class.
THE HOLY SPIRIT Jesus said that is was better for Him to go away, so that he could send us the Holy Spirit. Discover the current ministry of the Holy Spirit in this class.
PRAYER SCHOOL We take time together to learn how to talk and listen to God.
GRACE AND FAITH This is a class on how to respond to the kindness and goodness of God towards us.
NEW COVENANT Everything that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ did should make us the most confident beings in the universe. In these classes you’ll find out why.
OLD & NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY Get a general summary of what the Old and New Testament are about.
ISRAEL In this class we will learn why Israel should be important to the Church, God’s plan for Israel in the Bible, and where modern day Israel fits in that plan.
ESCHATOLOGY A study on the end times, and what God’s plan is for eternity.
CHURCH HISTORY See how the church has formed from the book of Acts to the church we know today
APOLOGETICS We are going to give you the proof that God is who he says he is, and evidence that the Bible is the Word of God.
LIFE AND MINISTRY Should I help people or help myself? At some point you are going to have to answer that question, and we believe that this class will help you do that, as well as bring balance to your life.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP Learn how to lead like Jesus.
DISCIPLESHIP It is important to know what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. In this class we dive into what Jesus wants for us.
EVANGELISM You will be given a megaphone and will preach on every street corner… Just Kidding! We are actually debunking the myth that preaching the Gospel has to be difficult. It’s actually just all about following God’s plan for how you are to “preach” the good news.
Our Student Ministries course is for those who feel called to reach young people from middle school- college aged. You will be trained in how to engage and influence a generation to seek God and fulfill their purpose. You will gain a variety of experiences from event-planning, to public speaking, to ministry organization, that will all propel you forward in reaching the upcoming generation.
In our Worship Arts course, you will learn what worship is according to God’s Word and the value of it in your personal walk with Him. You will receive practical training from a variety of professionals in music theory, technique, performing, leading and more. You will also experience the execution of rehearsals, services and large events. As you grow in your gifts, you’ll have the opportunity to use them in various capacities in areas of ministry within the church and beyond.
In the Visual Arts course, you’ll have access to top-of-the-line equipment, software and design studios, as well as have the privilege of training with our experienced staff. Whether it’s Graphic Design or TV Media, you will have the opportunity to work with real clients to produce a desired result, as well as take your own ideas and make them a reality.
This course is designed for those who desire to lead in a ministry capacity. By being involved in a variety of ministry areas, you will be provided with a broad scope of experience. Having this overview will teach you how multiple segments of ministry fit together, developing an expansive view that is a key element of ministry leadership. Along the way, you will learn skills that are vital to leadership in ministry such as serving the congregation, working with volunteers, organizational and communication skills, and more.
Q: What am I allowed to bring in?
A: We will have maximum security, including metal detectors at the entrance. Please no backpacks, no large purses.
Q: Are you going to have post event reception with food?
A: Unlike previous events, we will NOT have post event reception. Covid-19 complicated things, and we also have a whole new kitchen staff that is not ready to prepare a large reception. Sorry.
Q: What is the security for the event?
A: We will have maximum security. Metal detectors will be used to scan each person that comes in. Our security personnel is armed, and therefore no attendees with weapons will be allowed.
Q: What is your Covid-19 protocol for the event?
A: To accommodate the various preferences of attendees regarding Covid-19, we will have three types of sections.
One section will be only for people that are masked and vaccinated.
The second section will be only for people that are masked (either vaccinated or not).
The third section will be open to anyone (masked or not, vaccinated or not).
Q: Can I reserve a seat?
A: Due to the special seating arrangements (due to Covid-19), and unlike previous events, the reserved seating will be very limited this time. It will be used for speakers, musicians, people that will be asked to get on stage, our hosting committee, and dignitaries that we will recognize during the event.
Q: I am a member of the Jewish community and never attended one of those events before, who should I expect to see there? Who attended from the Jewish community in previous events?
A: Past event attendees have included rabbis, pastors, politicians, and leaders from major organizations such as:
The Minneapolis Jewish Federation
The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas (“JCRC”) AIPAC
Students Supporting Israel (“SSI”),
Minnesotans Against Terrorism (“MAT”).
Q: Are there Jewish people involved in the planning of this event?
A: Yes, Mr. Ilan Sharon is the Jewish Liaison of the event and is included in all the details of the planning. We also have a hosting committee that includes Jewish leadership.
Hosting committee members from the Jewish community include:
Bryan & Nina Badzin, Mike & Linda Fiterman, Joe & Jane Goldberger, Gary & Susan Rappaport, Ilan Sharon
Q: Where is the event? Is it far from St. Louis Park?
A: The event is at Living Word
9201 75th Ave North Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(12 minute drive north from the intersection of HWY 394 & 169) Google Maps (for directions): http://bitly.com/R8eKVf
Q: When should I arrive?
A: The event starts at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. We recommend that you plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m. You will have to go through security (including metal detectors). No weapons allowed (our security team is armed).
Q: Is this event for Christians only?
A: A Night to Honor Israel is a non-proselytizing, multi-faith celebration where people from all over the state can join together to demonstrate their solidarity with Israel and support for the Jewish people. The benediction will be delivered by Rabbi Avraham Ettedgui.
FRIDAY APRIL 22
7–9 p.m. with Guest Speaker Leif Hetland
SATURDAY APRIL 23
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. with Pastor Lynne and Joseph Harris
5 p.m. with Guest Speaker Heidi Baker
SUNDAY APRIL 24
9 a.m. with Guest Speaker Leif Hetland
11 a.m. with Guest Speaker Heidi Baker
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Take a look at our online prayer groups with the link below.
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Join our Global Prayer Network Facebook Group
Join in the conversation, share a devotional, post a prayer request or simply chat with others passionate about prayer and a part of our online prayer community. Visit our Facebook page and request to join today!
Share what God is doing in your life!
We’d love to hear what God has done in your life. It’s life-giving to you and other people when you share about God’s goodness. Take a few moments to let us know, so we can celebrate with you and encourage others!
Share Your Story!
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Why virtual prayer?
Our vision is to bring people together through the use of technology to answer God’s call to pray in our generation. Our desire is to mobilize a community from around the world to intercede for spiritual awakening and to see God’s glory fill the earth in these last days! We want to help you grow in your relationship with the Lord, be encouraged with inspirational resources, and connect with God’s specific prayer assignments for your life. You can simply join the Global Prayer Network, search for and pray with a current prayer group or even start your own!
Register your group
Wherever you are in the world, you can register your group online HERE and we’ll follow up with an email confirmation that you’re a part of our online prayer community.
Gather a group
This could be people from your Church, workplace, family, friends, fellow students, etc. Share with them why and when you want to pray and ask them to consider joining you for prayer. Remember, you’ll be praying online rather than in a physical location. This means you can pray with people who aren’t in your local area or time zone if you feel led to do so.
Identify and share your digital space
Take a few moments to identify your digital space or how how you will connect as a group. It could be as simple as a phone call or any of the following platforms below. Once you’ve determined how you will meet online, communicate with your group the details of how, when, and how often you will gather virtually to pray. For your convenience, we’ve included links for each of the following platforms to download app and learn more about how to use them.
1.) Zoom + Facebook Group (zoom to get together and Facebook to organize the sessions)
How to Use Zoom : https://explore.zoom.us/en/resources/
How to use facebook Groups:
how to use Whatsapp: https://www.androidauthority.com/how-to-use-whatsapp-1097088/
3.) Discord ( I Can Personally Help with this medium if need be )
How to use Discord: https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045138571-Beginner-s-Guide-to-Discord
4.) Microsoft Teams
how to use Microsoft teams: https://www.dummies.com/software/microsoft-office/how-to-use-microsoft-teams/
5.) Google Chats / Google Hangouts / Google Meet
A CHURCH OF THEIR VERY OWN
We provide family support for children Birth–Kindergarten, kids Grades 1–5, and our Compass Special Needs Ministry.
Kids: Grades 1–5
Compass Special Needs Ministry
A PLACE TO GROW AND BELONG
We also have a growing Youth group for Grades 6–12.
CONNECT. BELONG. BE YOU.
If you are 18–29 check out our Young Adult group. Our group meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
Browse all our upcoming Events, check out our various Life Groups, and use our in-app Kids Check-In service, where your family will be able to check in for service before you even leave your home.
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Kids Check-In Instructions:
A safe, secure, and seamless check-in process. By using the Church Center App, your family will be able to check in to service before you even leave your home.
When you arrive, simply scan the bar code you were given through the app or show it to one of our Kid’s Ministry volunteers. You’ll receive one label per child and one for yourself. Simple.
UPDATE YOUR FAMILY INFORMATION
Please drop off in the boxes located in the main hall in the main entrance of our Brooklyn Park campus.
9201 75th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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All events listed will be streamed to LW Online and YouTube. In addition, regular weekly service, morning prayer, and Girls of Grace are streamed to FACEBOOK.
Join LW Kids live Sat. 4:15 p.m. | Sun. 9:15 on FACEBOOK
Find LW Kids resources: LEARN MORE
Join LW Youth live Wed. 7 p.m. | Sun. 10:30 a.m. on INSTAGRAM and YOUTUBE.
Streaming Live on Pastor Mac’s FACEBOOK
Live 5X Daily
Saturday 9, 11 a.m., and 1, 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 9, 11 a.m., and 1:30, 3, 5, 7 p.m.
Monday–Friday: 8:30, 11 a.m., and 1, 5, 7 p.m. CST
Live Sunday Service 11 a.m. CST
Find more live content on our INSTAGRAM
Live 2X Weekly
Sun. 11 a.m. | Mon. 8 p.m. CST
We bring the classroom and hands-on-training together so that each intern will be able to get both practical and inspirational training for the ministry.
This is a time to dig in and find out what you believe
This is a study of the depth of what Jesus has won for us.
Honor is the foundation for our relationships with God and people. Find out more as we discover the culture of Heaven and Honor!
God is a three part being, and so are we. You will learn more about this power truth in this class.
Jesus said that is was better for Him to go away, so that he could send us the Holy Spirit. Discover the current ministry of the Holy Spirit in this class.
We take time together to learn how to talk and listen to God.
This is a class on how to respond to the kindness and goodness of God towards us.
Everything that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ did should make us the most confident beings in the universe. In these classes you’ll find out why.
Get a general summary of what the Old and New Testament are about. ISRAEL In this class we will learn why Israel should be important to the Church, God’s plan for Israel in the Bible, and where modern day Israel fits in that plan.
A study on the end times, and what God’s plan is for eternity.
See how the church has formed from the book of Acts to the church we know today.
We are going to give you the proof that God is who he says he is, and evidence that the Bible is the Word of God.
Should I help people or help myself? At some point you are going to have to answer that question, and we believe that this class will help you do that, as well as bring balance to your life.
Learn how to lead like Jesus.
It is important to know what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. In this class we dive into what Jesus wants for us.
You will be given a megaphone and will preach on every street corner… Just Kidding! We are actually debunking the myth that preaching the Gospel has to be difficult. It’s actually just all about following God’s plan for how you are to “preach” the good news.
This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining the skills, knowledge and tools it takes to minister to children successfully. Interns will be offered the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to minister to kids in any of the following age groups: infant and toddler, preschool or grade school. Interns in this course will engage in a variety of activities, training and events that will help them apply the inspiring and practical teaching they’re taught in the classroom.
Pastor Brandon & Heidi will be starting off with family. (Oct. 31–Nov. 1)
Pastor Jamey will be teaching on the church community. (Nov. 7–8)
Pastor Jim Hammond will be teaching on our mission and outreach. (Nov. 14–15)
Pastor Mac Hammond will be wrapping up our Heaven on Earth Vision series. (Nov. 21–22)