Four years ago, Mark Batterson and I sat at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants…across the street from the National Cathedral…and dreamed up the Protege Program. Well, we didn’t actually dream it up. We stole it from Steve Saccone and Mosaic Church. He’s actually got a great book coming out about it.
Protege Program was added to my portfolio, and it has wormed its way into my affections as one of my favorite parts of the job. Our former proteges have gone on to become mission pastors, student ministry pastors, and small group pastors. One moved to serve as an executive pastor for a church plant. One launched a non-profit to promote adoption. One has set out for the mission field. The list goes on and on.
Basically, the Protege Program is a year-long leadership and discipleship immersion experience at National Community Church. It’s not an internship because we are not going to give you only crap work or relegate you to the fringes of our team. You will be given significant leadership responsibilities and full access to leadership of NCC. While you will have lots of opportunities to lead, we also focus heavily on discipleship. We want to help you cultivate the character necessary to sustain your calling.
We are looking for Proteges in the areas of worship, missions, discipleship, media/production, coffeehouse and events, etc.
Check it out and apply here.