A discipleship training community for young adults
WHAT IS FORM?
FORM is a challenging year of discipleship, grounded in a culture of leadership and mission. On FORM you will learn what it means to be a disciple. To follow Jesus and to be like him.
You will discover your identity as a child of God. You will begin to live like a missionary with a community of believers, impacting the Geraldton community and beyond.
WHO IS IT FOR?
FORM internships are aimed at young adults aged between 18 and 35 years of age with a desire to be formed by God.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
FORM runs from February to November.
Upon successful application the intern will commit to the following:
3 days work (max) + 1 day training + 1 day ministry placement
- Participation and volunteering in church
- Active participation in Young Adult Missional Community
- Develop rhythms of personal Spiritual Disciplines for own growth
WHAT DOES THE TRAINING INVOLVE?
The Training Day is the central gathered space for ethos and vision casting for the FORM year.
It is one day per week of teaching, worship, prayer and reflection, with additional occasional external training in Perth or local to Geraldton.
The 3 main aspects of the teaching content are Biblical Studies, Personal Spiritual Formation & Ministry Formation (in relation to discipleship, leadership and mission).
FORM AND THE LOCAL CHURCH
FORM is a ministry of Geraldton Baptist Church (GBC) and encourages FORMees to consider what it looks like to grow a discipleship culture in the local church. As a result all formees will serve their internship at GBC unless a partnership with another local church exists.
FORM Geraldton has an active partnership with Lighthouse Church Geraldton.
COMMITMENT OF A FORMEE
The lifestyle and character of an intern is invaluable in being a faithful witness to what God has called us to in his world. FORMees commit to growing in and living out the character of Jesus. Throughout the year the leaders seek to encourage this through both invitation into relationship and challenge to live like Jesus.
RETREATS AND MISSION
The FORM year includes a Mission Exposure trip out of our normal context as well as 2 Retreat weekends and a Encounter God formation weekend.
Geraldton is a coastal city that lies about 400km North West of Perth, Western Australia. It has a population of about 38 000 people, with a casual beach lifestyle.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The GBC FORM Internship is self-funded. The cost for Form 2022 is $2400 includes all teaching, training, two retreat weekends away, expenses, admin & lunch on each input day.
Scholarships of up to $500 are available to those who are from GBC or join the church for the year. Mission Trip additional (TBA).
HOW DO I APPLY?
Expressions of interest can be received at any time throughout the year. Applications for Form 2022 will not officially open until September 2021.
From September 2021 each applicant is invited to fill out the attached application form, which includes current and past ministry experience, journey of faith, strengths & weakness and referees. Email completed form to [email protected] An interview will then be arranged with the members of the Form leadership team.