Ministry Development is intentionally seeking to equip the next generation to make disciples by training them, one step at a time, through strategic pathways and opportunities. For more information, see some of these opportunities below.
The Great Commission team engages college-aged students in the Great Commission through exposure to lostness with opportunities to evangelize while being equipped for the work of ministry along the way, ultimately producing Great Commission Christians.
Mentored Interns are college-aged students who have progressed through Great Commission Team or come into Parkwood with a holistic, experiential understanding of the Great Commission. Interns are poured into by a specific ministry leader and given official job descriptions that serve as a framework to begin gaining practical and specialized ministry experience.
Both of these roles require progressing through the previous levels or coming to Parkwood with appropriate experience. An apprentice develops under a pastor/ministry leader while taking on pieces of a ministry role to develop and grow. An associate carries out the work of ministry in a particular area with independence under the leadership of a particular pastor.
Scholarships are available during May and June each year to Parkwood members pursuing full-time vocational ministry. These scholarships have been made available through the generosity of other members.