Leaders Not Interns

When people think of internships at a church, we expect to just be assisting with stacking papers and packaging catalogs, and helping out with Sunday coffee. Not Tahoe Church—they have full confidence that your gifting and personality will add something to the church. I serve in the pastoral ministry division, and my ministry lead (who is the lead pastor) challenged me to co-preach with him using some of my prophetic art drawings and to find another way to pour into prayer ministry. About a week later, I took the initiative, and we co-wrote sermons and I preached in Sunday service. Not only that were—I taught middle schoolers, co-led small groups, and planned a "4th-of-July" themed youth night. Even though we do help out with Sunday coffee, we are given spaces to lead and add to the church, and they support us all the way through. 


Katai Mutale (summer 2022)