So many young people have hearts full of love for Christ, passion for the Great Commission, and unique dreams about how to use their specific gifts in the Kingdom. Too often, though, they have no practical idea where to start. Far too many passionate and skilled young people are sitting on the sidelines simply waiting to be activated, even though Jesus himself said, "the harvest is plentiful and the workers are few."
That's why we're here. Our heart is for you: the wide-eyed & full-hearted, those longing to know and fall more deeply in love with Jesus and discover how He longs to use your whole life for His glory here and among the nations.
“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it,” (1 Thes. 5:24).
We just want to be a part of it.
WHAT WE DO
2-4 month program (summer or semester) for college-aged students focused on intensive discipleship, thriving community, ministry experience, and professional development
HOW IT WORKS
Powerful teaching, individual mentorship, spiritual disciplines, corporate prayer & worship, and holistic spiritual formation are infused in the "DNA" of our organization, and the most critical component of our internships.
Interns live together in community housing and regularly participate in team retreats, special events, community meals, and all the in's and out's of life together as they collaborate in Kingdom-advancing work!
Each intern has the opportunity to creatively engage in many aspects of real-life ministry, both in their specific track and as part of the team in a multi-faceted ministry organization.
Our accredited program offers the opportunity to earn college credit and practical experience, all while being trained in your specific track area as you fill huge needs for the ministry to serve the Kingdom.
Activate young people
to exalt Jesus Christ
and advance His Gospel
to the multitudes.
Young people with hearts
awakened to Christ, dreams inspired for the Kingdom, and hands creatively engaged in the Great Commission.
Applications Open: October 3
Application Deadline: March 2023 (Rolling Acceptance)
Internship Dates: May 20- July 29, 2023
Residency Dates: Move in: May 20 (for 9-12 Months)
Housing: All Interns/ Residents live together in community housing in the Chicagoland area
Finances: Our goal is for every one of our team members to have their program expenses and a small salary for their work provided through the financial support of God’s people. We effectively train and coach you to raise these funds, and help you grow a team that stands with you in ministry.
$200 + $3,50 = $5,500
$2000 + $3,500 = $5,500
This program fee includes all housing expenses for ten weeks, up to 3 hours of college credit, a team building retreat, 2-3 community meals per week, regular team outings and events, world-class discipleship speakers, training materials, professional development and experience in your field, and much more.
“IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE THE WAY GOD WORKED IN MY LIFE DURING AND THROUGH THIS INTERNSHIP."
"IF SOMEONE WANTS TO MAKE AN IMPACT AND BE IMPACTED, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR THEM.”
- OWM INTERN ALUMNI (2020)
"Honestly, the most meaningful interactions have been outside of normal hours, staying late to talk with someone... laughing, getting to know people on a deeper level."