We love interns! We partner with Evergreen Ministry College (with Northwest University) to provide students with real world experience and to use their unique skills to serve the vulnerable.

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Hannah designed and marketed an amazing Beauty Box for kids in foster care. She designed the logo, packaging, marketing campaign and pitched it to hair salons to adopt as their community outreach project.

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Matt learned how to host a virtual conference about trauma informed care. This was the first year we moved this in-person simulcast conference to an exclusively online experience. Matt did a great job of contributing ideas so that the event ran smoothly.

Learn more over on the Evergreen Ministry College page...then join us!


 

The Compelled to Care Practicum is designed for students to learn how to leverage digital and outreach ministries for the purpose of raising awareness and caring for the most vulnerable. Compelled to Care serves foster, adoptive and kinship families through building community, training and providing the community opportunities to serve.

 

There are four major areas of operation within Compelled to Care: digital ministry, community collaboration, donor retention, and in-person events. Students can choose what they want to focus on and their quarterly resume-building ownership project will be based on that. In the past, students focused on marketing have created social media campaigns for raising awareness and program/packaging design for Care Boxes. Students leaning toward social work/outreach spent their time making connections with our community partners and managing the receiving and distribution of donations. This is a very hands-on learning experience where you are given the opportunity to be creative, find solutions and figure things out.

Semester 1: How to serve the vulnerable through the lens of the Gospel

 

Training Modules:

  • The U.S.Foster Care System

  • The Global "Orphan” Myth and Separated Children

  • The Gospel & Caring for the vulnerable

  • Helping Without Hurting

Projects: These are similar every year

  • Stand Sunday

  • November Fundraising Campaign

  • The Care Box Project Launch

  • Prep for Christmas

 

Semester 2: How to build trauma-informed models of ministry

 

Training Modules:

  • Trauma Informed Ministry 

  • Models of Foster/Adopt/Kinship Care Ministry

  • Digital Ministry & Marketing Strategies

Projects: These are similar every year

  • The Restore Retreat for Foster/Adopt/Kinship moms

  • The Hope for the Journey Conference (online and/or simulcast)

  • Social Worker and Foster Parent Appreciation

  • Prep for Foster Grad Gift Drive

 

Semester 3: How create buy-in and go beyond the walls of the church

 

Training Modules:

  • Going Beyond Outreach Ministry and into Community Development

  • How to write an elevator speech and tell your story

  • Fundraising 101 & Partner Retention

Projects: These are similar every year

  • Stand Sunday

  • November Fundraising Campaign

  • The Care Box Project Launch

  • Prep for Christmas

 

Semester 4: How to lead volunteers and start an organization

 

Training Modules:

  • Organizational & Servant Leadership

  • Financial Stewardship

  • Rest & Self-Care

Projects: These are similar every year

  • The Restore Retreat for Foster/Adopt/Kinship moms

  • The Hope for the Journey Conference (online and/or simulcast)

  • Social Worker and Foster Parent Appreciation

  • Prep for Foster Grad Gift Drive

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