New York Internship Updates
July 24th, Day 54
A particular confusing day as far as communication is concerned. An inexplicable group split taking two different subway routes…
I went into this internship with no idea what to expect and with very little details on what exactly it entailed. Well, It’s been a month since I arrived in New York and I have a much better idea now. Let me tell you about it…
Three of the Interns and I have been assigned to work with Steve Chambers who is trying to plant a church in the Upper West Side focusing on 72nd to 89th street. For most of our weeks, we’ve been tasked to simply live here, observing and engaging with the community in order to build relationships that could propel the ministry here.
Long Island City is home to New City Church who the internship is with. Every week we have a development day in their office to touch base on connections we’ve made in our respective neighborhoods and to be trained in various areas of ministry. Each Sunday we serve with the staff for our church service which takes place in Hunter’s Point Middle School.
Our summer residency is the Long Island University Dorms. Found in Brooklyn on Flatbush and Dekalb Ave. the location is great considering the great food and grocery spots within just a short walk from the campus. For those who supported me getting here, it’s worth noting that a surprising majority of the cost covers our dorms… but this is New York after all
Summer Read Not God Enough by J.D. Greear
It’s encouraging to see a pastor of such an influential church speak so candidly on his own doubts and struggles. The messages are powerful and the truths challenging. This book is amazing and I have zero reservations recommending this book to anyone. It’s timely as well considering J.D. Greear was recently elected President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the youngest in decades.
Seriously… read this book.