Invitation from Mike BickleWhy take three or six months to do an internship? To set aside a focused season to seek the Lord and encounter Jesus in new and deeper ways.
Interns at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City spend a focused season of their lives worshiping Jesus, studying the Word, engaging in works of justice, ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit, and contending for the full release of the Lord’s kingdom purposes. All four internships have the same goals and cover the same curriculum.
The Holy Spirit is raising up a generation who love God with all their hearts, minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, and impact their generation. It is not enough to simply hear the call. The “yes” in the heart must be combined with real preparation for this great journey, through skilled instruction, personal encounter, and spiritual impartation.
Many give up on the journey when they feel the despair of their own weakness and failure. But when the people of God know they were created to love Him and be loved by Him, their hearts soar with confidence in His abundant grace.
Our internships exist to see this generation filled with the Word of God, ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit, fiery in intercession, and committed to outreach and service. Our vision is to work in relationship with the larger Body of Christ to serve the Great Commission, as we seek to walk out the two great commandments to love God and people.
The four internships are three or six months long and accommodate all seasons of life. Our desire is to see each intern build strong relationships and lifelong friendships. The purpose of the internships is to further prepare individuals of all ages as intercessors, worshipers, messengers, singers, and musicians for the growing worship, prayer, and missions movement throughout the nations of the earth.
While each internship has a distinctive age limit, length, schedule, and time of day, they all share the same central training components: corporate prayer meetings, classroom instruction, practical ministry experience, service and outreach, and the chance to be involved on worship teams.
Biblical teaching in all of the internships focuses on intimacy with Jesus, ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, the forerunner ministry, evangelizing the lost, justice, and outreach. Interns also receive practical, hands-on training in the prophetic and healing ministries.
Upon successful completion of six months of an internship, interns may apply to join staff at the International House of Prayer. Additionally, the internship curriculum may be transferred for credit toward the first semester at International House of Prayer University (IHOPU).
After the internship, some will stay and join the International House of Prayer as full- or part-time ministry staff. Many will continue training in our Bible, music, media, and missions schools at IHOPU. Others will return home strengthened in their spiritual life. Still others may relocate to Kansas City long-term to work or go to college, while remaining connected to the International House of Prayer family.