Welcome to Baldwin Wallace University, to Berea, and to our church. Some of you have been here before, and others have not. Either way, you are invited to join us. Let’s start with breakfast. Our church has a long history with Baldwin-Wallace College. We would love for you to come be a part of our church family. Please browse through the site, including the links on the left, and let us know if you have any questions. You can use either of two simple methods: send us an email, or stop by in person and ask. On most days during the school year, our church collects bread donations from local bakeries. These are loaves, rolls, and other bakery items that were going to be thrown away because they had passed their sell-by date. Instead, we collect them and give them away here. They are always offered free of charge on a first come-first served basis. Stop in the spring street entrance and take what you need.

Baldwin Wallace University Internships

The United Methodist Church of Berea offer several internships for the school year. These internships are in a variety of ministry areas within our church, and are open to any interested student at Baldwin Wallace University. If you are interested in one of these internships, please download and complete the application, and email it to collegecouncil@umcb.org. You may direct questions to that address, or to the church office by calling (440) 234-3525.

Children's Ministry (one internship offered, currently open)

Brief: This internship would be appropriate for a student considering a future career in children’s education, children’s ministry or pastoral ministry in a church setting.

Hours: 5 Hours per week while classes are in session.

Length of Internship: One academic year

Stipend: $500 for the school year

Full Description: The Intern will work under the supervision of the church’s Children’s Ministry Director. The Intern and Director will define together the nature of the Intern’s work based on the gifts and interests of the Intern and the needs of the Children’s Ministry. Possible activities include, but are not limited to: planning special educational activities and events for children, assisting in ongoing educational programs, working with the Director and the Children’s Council to evaluate programs.

Accountability: The Intern will meet individually with the Children’s Ministry Director at least twice a month for ongoing evaluation and direction. At least once per semester the Intern will meet with the Pastor or Internship Director along with the other college interns at the United Methodist Church of Berea for accountability, encouragement and leadership development.

Adult Ministry and Communications (one internship offered, currently filled)
Youth Ministry (two internships offered, one filled, one open)

Brief: Two youth ministry interns will be hired. The internship would be appropriate for students with an interest in working with teens (6th-12th grade), or who are considering a career in youth ministry or pastoral ministry.

Hours: 5 Hours per week while classes are in session.

Length of Internship: One academic year

Stipend: $500 for the school year

Full Description: The Intern will work under the supervision of the church’s Youth Director. The Intern and Youth Director will define together the nature of the Intern’s work based on the gifts and interests of the Intern and the needs of the Youth Ministry. Possible activities include, but are not limited to: leading a weekly small group youth Bible Study, designing and/or participating in youth ministry events.

Accountability: The Intern will meet individually with the Youth Director at least twice a month for ongoing evaluation and direction. At least once per semester the Intern will meet with the Pastor or Internship Director along with the other college interns at the United Methodist Church of Berea for accountability, encouragement and leadership development.

Contemporary Worship (two internships offered, both currently filled)

Brief: This internship is appropriate for someone interested in being the organist for a traditional worship service.

Hours: 5 Hours per week while classes are in session.

Length of Internship: One academic year

Stipend: $40 per Service

Full Description: The Intern will work under the supervision of the church organist. Activities for the internship include preparing and playing a prelude, postlude, and other occasional service music, as well as accompanying hymns at the 8AM Chapel Service.

Accountability: The Intern will meet with the church organist at least twice a month for ongoing evaluation and direction. At least once per semester the Intern will meet with the Pastor or Internship Director along with the other college interns at the United Methodist Church of Berea for accountability, encouragement and leadership development.

Application: This internship will be filled by recommendation from the church organist.

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