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Sunodía School of Ministry: Internship Program

 

Purpose

Sunodía Prayer Counseling ("Sunodía") aims to spread the message of the essential relationship between healing and discipleship. Additionally, it is to be instrumental in seeing prayer counseling become a regular part of the spiritual disciplines of churches in our community and beyond.

The Prayer Counseling Internship aims to train the Intern to be used by God in His work of healing the broken-hearted and setting captives free. The Intern's focus will be to assist others in finding and dealing with root causes of relationship problems and to co-labor with the Holy Spirit, expecting to see real change in the lives of those who come for prayer.

As the Intern experiences the process of God making people whole from the inside out, they will gain experience as a prayer counselor and a ministry leader. Their work will include supporting Sunodía, their church, and other community members. Under Sunodía's supervision, the Intern will learn about prayer counseling and gain valuable insight and experience in the day-to-day operations of a small charitable organization.

The training an Intern receives will help prepare them for consideration as prayer counselors for Sunodía or their church; or equip them for their practice.

 
Prerequisite

Candidates for internship must have either earned a certificate of completion for the Sunodía School of Ministry: Principles of Prayer Counseling* or graduated from Elijah House School of Heart Healing - Course Level 202: Advanced Heart Healing.

*The Sunodía School of Ministry: Principles of Prayer Counseling ("Sunodía School") was formerly known as the Sunodía School of Healing Prayer.

 
Program

The Intern's tasks include:

  • Learning how to pray with individuals or couples as part of a team or alone.
  • Supporting and/or teaching live and/or remote classes (requires approval of the Director).
  • Supporting events and special seminars on an as-needed basis.

The Intern will be required to:

  • Participate fully in the¬†Sunod√≠a School, assisting the instructor as needed. Courses included are:
    • Small Group Dynamics
    • Elijah House School of Heart Healing - Course Level 201: Heart Healing Essentials
    • Prayers that Heal the Heart
    • Basic Counseling Skills and Principles
    • Elijah House School of Heart Healing - Course Level 202: Advanced Heart Healing
  • Participate in any or all of the following:
    • Observe a predetermined number of prayer counseling sessions, followed by debriefing. Alternatively, the Intern may review recorded videos of a prayer counseling session and discuss it during their weekly mentoring session.
    • Participate as intercessor and contributor for a predetermined number of prayer counseling sessions followed by debrief. Alternatively, in cases where the Intern is already involved in prayer counseling on their own, they may provide a video recording of their prayer counseling sessions to be reviewed and discussed during their weekly mentoring session.
    • The School of Ministry: Practicum.
  • Meet regularly with the Director to review progress. Meetings may be one-on-one or as part of a mentoring group.
  • Submit book reports on the following:
  • Provide additional work as needed, such as
    • Be involved in new¬†initiatives
    • Take part in Sunod√≠a's annual conference (if there is one)
    • Volunteer for tasks as needed

It is highly recommended that interns complete the following courses when offered:

 
Schedule

This program is designed to be completed in eleven months (September through July*), running concurrently with the Sunodía School.

Click here for the full Sunodía School schedule for 2024-2025.

 
Costs

Fee for Internship Program:

  • $300 a month, payable on the first of each month (an installment plan may be requested)
  • A late fee of $50 will be added for payments that are 30 days in arrears
  • Non-payment after 60 days will result in the termination of the Internship

Tuition for the Sunodía School (separate from Internship Fee):

There is no tuition for interns who are graduates of the Sunodía School.

Tuition for interns who have not previously attended the Sunodía School is $750.

Tuition does not include the cost of purchasing required books for the Sunodía School or registering for additional recommended courses.

Registration for Additional Sunodía Courses:

  • Registration fees for additional courses are not included in the Internship fee or¬†Sunod√≠a School¬†tuition.

Fee for One-on-One Prayer Counseling:

  • Interns may, at times, wish to schedule prayer counseling sessions with a Sunod√≠a prayer counselor. Such sessions are not included in the Internship fee or¬†Sunod√≠a School¬†tuition. The regular cost for a prayer counseling session is $150. However, interns qualify for a 50% discount throughout the period of their internship.
  • N.B. Interns who have never experienced prayer counseling for themselves are strongly advised to schedule several sessions with the prayer counselor or prayer minister of their choice before and during their internship.

Refund policy

  • There are no refunds for monthly fees or course registration.
  • Please see the refund policy for the¬†Sunod√≠a School.
 
Application Process

To begin the process of applying to be a Sunod√≠a intern, start by returning to the¬†previous page¬†and clicking ‚ÄúSunod√≠a Internship Application.‚ÄĚ

If you have completed the Sunodía School by July 31, 2024, please contact Jessie Mejias and she will send you a shortened version of the Internship Application.

At the end of the application, you will be asked for the name and contact information of one pastoral reference and one character reference.

After your application has been reviewed and your references received you will be contacted for an interview via Zoom.

Upon acceptance the following is due:

  1. Immediate payment of a $100 deposit that will be applied to the first month's fee. This is non-refundable.
  2. Signed Sunodía Internship Agreement
  3. Signed Sunodía Confidentiality Agreement

N.B. Payment of the balance of the first month's fee is due by August 31, 2024.

 
Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have submitted the application for an Internship, you do not have to make a separate application for the Sunodía School.

If you still have questions, please email [email protected].

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