During the summer, the city of Providence serves free lunches in the parks to anyone under 18. Summer OFF is designed to complement the city lunch program with games, crafts, puppets, sports, and the good news about Jesus. What started as a one week outreach project in 2009 developed into a thriving summer ministry that includes over ten churches serving enthusiastically in four parks in Providence.
What will you do?
As an intern you will work hard each day in one or more city parks. You will help lead sports and games, share the gospel, do crafts, talk with kids, and respond to program needs.
You will be working with a small team of interns, different churches, and our own Philip Center staff.
You will also study the Bible together, as you are challenged to see the work of the gospel in your own heart. We want to see you experience gospel transformation as you live in community and welcome others to speak into your life.
You'll visit different inner-city churches, meet church planters and pastors, and serve at the Providence Rescue Mission.
You'll also hear our vision for this exciting and expanding ministry and help us shape the future of gospel growth in Rhode Island through your observations.
But it won't be all work! You'll get to enjoy our foodie city and the beautiful beaches of Rhode Island, and you'll have the freedom to explore more of the state, as well as Boston and other nearby attractions.
The cost of your Summer OFF internship will depend on housing arrangements for 2018, which are still being finalized. You will be responsible for raising your funds—like most missions trips.
The application form can be found here and is due no later than March 16, 2018. Full funding must be raised by June 16, 2018.