The Crowded House internship is a year long programme that offers a unique opportunity in which both your character and skills will be developed. Our aim is to provide a significant experience of gospel ministry that will prepare you for a lifetime serving Jesus among his people in the world.

Who is it for?

The internship will most benefit those that seek to:

  • Grow in personal development and discipleship
  • Improve personal skills
  • Enlarge personal vision

Please note that the internship is only available to those 21 years old and above.

What will it involve?

You may be placed with The Crowded House congregations in Sheffield, including TCH Union and TCH Peak Trinity, Loughborough or Boroughbridge. This will shape some of the details of what your internship will look like, however our internship programme involves three elements:

 You will have responsibilities to support the practical running of the local church in which you will be based. These responsibilities include a number of unnoticed, behind-the-scenes tasks. They include:

  • practical service of the local church gatherings
  • cleaning and setting-up for regular and one-off events
  • assisting and supporting the Staff Elders and other Church Staff

 This aspect of the programme is intended to develop skills that you have identified. Our ability to provide bespoke opportunities will depend on the context you have chosen, however we have experience in the following:

  • Administration
  • Media & Communications
  • Music & Gathered Worship
  • Outreach
  • Families ministry
  • Estates ministry (only available at TCH Sheffield)
  • Student ministry (only available at TCH Sheffield & TCH Union)

 Our approach to discipleship is that it is done in the everyday, within the context of community, and involves intentionally applying the gospel to our hearts as and when issues arise. You can expect to develop your understanding of the gospel as much during the informal moments of the internship as during the more structured times. Additionally the following training opportunities are available:

  • applied theological study (i.e. Crosslands: Foundation – 9 modules)
  • bible-handling training (i.e. Preachers Workshop & bible handling)
  • internship projects (i.e. reflective tasks set in response to issues that emerge)


To download an application form please click on this link: TCH Internship Application Form. For more information or to send us your form please email.

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