Summer is all about slacking, sleeping in and getting into trouble for stupid and trivial stunts. It’s a time for the beach, for staying over at friends’ houses and for catching up on movies you missed during the school year. This has been the theme of most, if not all, of your summers up until now. Roots Internship is about making your summer into something more, something you will forever remember as significant and even life changing. You will be challenged, encouraged, prodded and pushed outside of your comfort zones and into the realm of endless possibilities. You’ll learn more than you ever knew possible about the word of God and the true meaning of Christianity and you’ll put your hands to work making real life ministry happen for people. Roots Internship is not something to do to fill the boring hours of summer days it is a commitment to growth and change in your life personally and in the lives around you. There will be hard work and required reading; you will have to turn in “homework” and fight to understand and grasp new ideas and concepts. You will be required to teach others what you are learning and to actively engage in God-commanded, Christ following acts such as outreach and devotions.
In short, Roots Internship could very well wreck everything about your relaxing, mind numbing summer. So, as you hold this application in your hand, consider long and hard before turning it in. It is not a matter of whether God wants you to do it, He wants everyone to be closer to Him, but a matter of whether you’re ready to commit to it right now. Psalm 92:13 says that those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. Make this your summer to plant yourself firmly in the Word and in your church.
Pastor Brad Ross