Week 12 – Interns
Each year Windermere tries to hire at least 50 summer workers. We call them interns. Our team here at Windermere is always looking for ways to up the expectation level for interns. Our ministry could not happen without their service.
I have always found it fascinating how the Apostle Paul enlisted the help of his own intern, Timothy.
The Bible tells a lot about this young apprentice to Paul. When Timothy was a young man he traveled with Paul on his second missionary journey. Timothy helped Paul by working to start churches and by helping him to write some of his epistles. Eventually, Paul asked Timothy to stay in Ephesus and be their minister. First and Second Timothy are a ministry “how to,” from Paul to Timothy.
Windermere interns would do well to learn from Timothy. Here are my favorite characteristics modeled by Timothy
- Timothy was a Son. We read in 1 Timothy 1:2 that Paul called Timothy “my true child in the faith.” He helped to lead Timothy to become a Christ follower. Ministry happens from our solid foundation in Christ
Application: A Windermere intern must have a solid relationship with Christ.
- Timothy was a servant. Timothy grew up in family and town where he was able to prove himself a good servant. I think that was what caught Paul’s eye. See 2 Timothy 3:15
Application: A Windermere intern must show that he is a proven servant.
- Timothy was a substitute. Timothy was a substitute for John Mark who unfortunately made poor decisions. It was clear that Timothy was better prepared for ministry
Application: A Windermere intern must model how to make wise, Godly decisions.
- Timothy was a soldier. Paul would always use military descriptions regarding the Christian life. A good intern realizes that ministry can be a battleground. Plus, Timothy was a loyal soldier
Application: A Windermere intern must be a loyal soldier and do whatever it takes.
- Timothy was a steward. A steward is a person who protects and invests his master’s wealth. Timothy knew that he must pass along this sacred treasure. See 1 Timothy 1:11
Hey do you know a good college student or an older high school student who is willing to serve like Timothy? Call us and let us know.
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