Studio is designed for appointees or candidates who are close to their field departure date.
Interns who are not yet ready to launch to the field may attend Studio if they have been approved by their sending agency and expect to leave for the field within a year.
Most interns attend Studio 3-6 months before leaving for the field so that they are able to put their training to use as soon as possible. Ideally, you will have completed other pre-field requirements and be fully funded prior to starting Studio.
Studio is held in urban areas with large immigrant communities. Location is based on various factors, such as the availability of trainers and needs of interns. Email email@example.com for current locations.
The 3-month internship costs $7500 per adult (see below for additional costs for children). This includes training, room, and board. Items not included in this cost are personal items and expenses, transportation to the training location, local transportation costs, laundry, etc. You are also required to carry your own medical insurance.
Funds are paid from your monthly support, through your regular ministry account.
Children are welcome at Studio! Fees for children 3 and under are $2500 for the 3-month program. Please contact Studio at firstname.lastname@example.org for fees for older children.
Certified childcare providers are on-site during the training sessions. Outside these sessions, childcare is the responsibility of parents. Homeschooling is welcomed, although parents will bear the responsibility to plan and teach their homeschooled children.
Those with children will face unique daily challenges as they dedicate time for significant interaction within the local community. Studio trainers will help support parents as they navigate these challenges. Those without children may also find opportunities to minister to these families as we seek to serve one another.
Please contact Studio personnel for more information regarding your children’s needs.
Interns will live in community with other interns. In many situations, singles will have a roommate. Shared living spaces include common living rooms and kitchen areas.
This can depend on the site of your Studio cohort. Candidates are often welcome to bring their own car to the training. Use of public transportation is also encouraged.
The day begins with corporate prayer and worship. Morning training sessions last about four hours, after which interns are released to serve and minister in the community in order to put their learning into practice. Interns also have regular assignments to complete in order to get the most out of their training.
Meals are provided and interns usually eat together. However, interns will have opportunities to share meals with new Muslim friends. Stipends may be provided for these meals.
Studio partners with several local ministries that provide a wide variety of service and ministry opportunities. Interns also invest in learning language from native speakers—providing opportunity for relationship building on a deeper level.
We make a significant effort to establish Studio in diverse communities. Interns are welcome to focus on one particular group as much as it is possible.
The topics covered in Studio are considered the most essential to longevity and fruitfulness in long-term ministry. Much of the training that a field worker needs before leaving for the field (such as security, disciple-making movements, language learning, and others) are all provided in Studio. In this sense, the internship is a focused, one-stop training. The full-time commitment for 3 months, will save you years on the field!
Studio’s team of trainers include seasoned field workers who have spent decades living in the Muslim world. Training sessions are taught by those who have gone before you and done exactly what you are setting out to do.
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