Le Petíte Pearl: Internship Program
We hope that following the Le Petíte Retreats and/or after experiencing our Pearl: Academy E-Courses, that some of our young ladies would consider going through our Le Petíte Pearl: Internship Program.
This is a short-term internship program that will allow the young ladies who have already attended a retreat an opportunity to pour back into the next group of girls at the next annual Le Petíte Retreat by becoming part of our Relational Leadership Team as Camp Counselors.
The whole idea of The Pearl Project itself is to create Discipleship-Rich environments for women to flourish in and to become equipped, to then turn around to disciple and equip other women. For many of the young ladies, knowing that this leadership opportunity is available to them makes the process of learning to love Jesus all the more fulfilling. We want our girls to know Jesus more, and to give Him away to others. This internship opportunity as well as the retreat itself is an environment for both of those things to happen.
Essentially the Interns will walk through a Leadership Training Course designed by The Pearl Project Leadership Team that will help prepare the girls for the various aspects of what being a camp counselor means. We will walk through the emotional, spiritual, and relational dynamics that are present in any ministry context, and offer some practical tips for how to gently approach their role as mentors and as sisters in Christ.
A large portion of the Leadership Training Course is about encouraging the young ladies to be courageous in articulating the ways in which their relationship with God has changed their lives. Essentially, we are helping the girls to speak bravely and publicly about A) who Jesus is, B) how His life and teachings have transformed their lives, and C) how they came to know Him (their testimony).
We offer a platform for them to practice their public speaking skills, we offer role-playing scenarios for troubleshooting scenarios, we offer Team-building exercises, inclusion techniques, and so much more. Most importantly, we want offer a continuation of the discipleship process we began with them at camp. We want these young women to take what they’ve learned through their own relatinship with God and through our program, and apply it to their service to other young women in this retreat/ministry setting.
We believe that there is so much power in friendship and story. Our testimonies are often the key that unlocks the door for others to desire to know Jesus more intimately. What if YOUR story was the spark that lit the fire in someone else’s heart to want to pursue a relationship with Jesus because they have seen and heard of a good God who has reached His hand down into the story of your life, and they recognize that you are different because of it.
What if we taught our girls to tell their story? Not the kind of filtered stories that Instagram or Facebook make their money with. What if our girls told a better story? A different story that our culture desperately needs to see and hear.
What if we taught our girls to be brave, and to speak up about the healing and restoration that they have experienced? What if we encouraged our girls not to be powerful for the sake of power itself, but to live courageously because they have been given a new life, a new heart, and a new mind through the power of Jesus.
What if we subdued the lie in our young girls’ ears that says that “you aren’t enough,” and instead we spoke the truth over them? What if they knew that they were chosen? What would that do inside of them if they believed that to their core?
What if they knew that they are God’s beloved; That they are fearfully and wonderfully made; That they are predestined for good works; That they are royalty – the daughters of THE King; That He began a good work in their hearts, and that He will be faithful to complete it; That we have a future and a hope because of what Jesus did on the cross.
That’s where you come in.
We want to be women who encourage other women. We want to encourage each and every young woman that God has a plan for her and that He is using every moment, every circumstance, and the entirety of your (our) stories to point us back to Himself. To point to the God who never has left you or forsaken you, and who is making all things new. We want to establish these truths for our interns so that they can live them, breathe them in, and offer them back to the next girl they encounter.
“If it’s not good, He’s not finished with it yet.” For All Seasons
Stay tuned for more updates and information about the Le Petíte Pearl: Internship Program