What is SQUAD?
SQUAD is a 9-month Cross Church Internship from August 2023 to May 2024 that helps discover, develop, and deploy young professionals from the ages of 18–35 as
SQUAD interns will be part of special classes (reading the Bible, theology, training, trips, TRACKS, and have personal opportunities to work alongside Cross Church staff!
There is a 14 intern capacity limit and is open to all those who apply. ONLY two interns per TRACK.
Cross Church desires that all people be Solidified in Discipleship which comes through the personal relationship of pastors and mentors.
Cross Church desires that all people be well Qualified for the Ministry which comes through experience and preparation.
UNIFY THE BODY
Cross Church desires that the Body would be Unified. For that reason, interns have the opportunity to work alongside other campuses and services to bring unity in our body of the Church.
AMPLIFY VOICES AND GIFTS
Cross Church desires that all people’s Voices and Gifts are Amplified. For that reason, interns will have the opportunity to work alongside a certain area of Cross Church to accomplish the work of God in TRACKS.
DIVERSIFY AND DEPLOY
Cross Church desires that all people have a Diverse range of opportunities to recognize their callings and be Deployed in them.
Intern with Ministry Department to create welcoming Sunday experiences by helping and training serve teams.
Intern with Cross Kids to invite children and families into a welcoming, impactful, and fun Sunday experience.
Intern with Next Gen (Cross Youth and Cross Young Adults) to assist in events that change the lives of the next generation.
Intern with Media Department for technical needs, creating welcoming online experiences, managing databases, or assisting in events.
Intern with Next Steps Department to help walk alongside those who want to take the next steps in their walk with Christ.
Intern with Creative Department to assist in creative projects such as graphic design, videography, brainstorming, etc.
Intern with Worship Department to execute powerful Sunday worship services, events, etc.
July 14: Applications OPEN ($50 Application fee non-refundable)
Prior to Selections: Interviews (Intern-views)
Early to Mid August: Interns are selected and must pay an Acceptance fee of $50 (non-refundable). Failure to do so will result in losing their spot and another applicant being selected in their place.
August 23: Interns select a Payment Plan (Full Payment or Monthly Plan) for the internship and make payments according to their plan on that day.
August 30: First Day of Internship
To apply, an Application fee of $50 (non-refundable) is needed to proceed with the interview processes and final selections. If selected, an Acceptance fee of $50 (non-refundable) is needed to secure your spot. After paying both the Application fee and Acceptance fee (a total of $100), you would only need to pay $900 more to cover the complete cost of SQUAD Internship ($1000).
Down below are the only two Payment Plans available for selected interns to utilize (non-refundable).
TUITION & PAYMENT METHODS:
EVERY 3 MONTHS
PAST INTERN TESTIMONIES:
Through this internship, my love for God has grown more than ever. It helped me get back on track with the things of the Lord and I’m so thankful to be apart of the internship.
Through this internship, I have seen hidden passion in the heart of every leader behind each aspect that plays a role in this church, it's more that meets the eye and I want what they each have, a heart to humbly serve God and His people in everything. I have also learned how to create friendships from a simple “hi” to "I never want to leave your side" with each of the interns I met.
Through this internship I’ve been able to lock arms and find a group of people that have said YES to growth and NO to baseline living. My Senior Pastor Jaime Loya once said, “Being in the right environment is essential for your growth.”
MESSAGE FROM INTERNSHIP DIRECTOR:
Isaiah James Loya
Hey there! My name is Isaiah Loya, Internship Director at Cross Church. SQUAD is the heart of Cross Church to discover, develop, and deploy young professionals as Christ-followers. If you want to grow in your relationship with God, work with a fast-growing and multi-site church family in reaching lost communities, learn like never before, walk in your God-given calling, and take back tools and knowledge to wherever God is leading you, this internship is for you! So apply and SQUAD UP!