Internship – Youth Ministry

Course number: DEPS3581 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Internship is an eight-month placement designed to develop the practical skills needed in the area of church or para-church ministry.

Course Description: The third year internship is the professional placement that provides the backbone of experience for those planning to enter full-time church work or parachurch work. The intern will be involved in a variety of experiences so that he or she will be better equipped to serve in a multiplicity of ministry environments. A detailed process of evaluation, reflection, feed back and mentoring helps integrate learning and maximize the educational experience. Students are required to complete a minimum of 400 hours of service in the local church or parachurch setting.

Course Textbooks:
Speaking to Teenagers: How to think about, create, and deliver effective messages. Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins. ISBN:0310273765

    Instructor:  Burton Janes

Biography: Burton K. Janes is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (PAONL). He was involved in parish work for 15 years, and another 15 as the Managing Editor of Good Tidings and Archivist with the PAONL. He and his wife, Sherry, live in Bay Roberts, NL, and have two grown children, Krista and Christopher. Burton’s “shadow” is his (mostly) border collie, Madisyn. Burton is an online instructor for three colleges and writes a weekly column, “Just wondering,” for his local newspaper. He is the author of several books, including eight in his History of Churches series. He is the editor of Beyond Aslan: Essays on C.S. Lewis, published by Bridge-Logos.

On a hot day, Burton enjoys an ice cold glass of water.

Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL (B.A., Religious Studies) Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, ON (Dip.Th.) Memorial University (M.A., History)