United Methodist program in Cincinnati, Ohio, offers youth internships & group service opportunities


By Sarah Putman
Summer Impact Director
Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, OH

Summer Impact 2018 is an opportunity for youth and young adults in the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) of The United Methodist Church who have a heart for missions. The program offers individual internships and group service opportunities. The deadline to apply for an internship is Jan. 31.
Summer Impact 2018 – Reel to Real – A Look at Truth and Faith in Film
Join us as we learn what Biblical truths and faith lessons can be found in the world of film/movies. We will learn together through Bible study, worship and hands-on experiences working to impact those living in poverty and homelessness in Cincinnati, Ohio.

We work alongside nine city ministry partners ministering to children in a camp setting or literacy setting, working alongside contractors as they create affordable housing, alongside a furniture bank distributing furniture to families who have just obtained permanent housing, as well as many other partners and experiences. 
To allow the experiences to run smoothly for youth groups who come to the city, we employ 3-5 interns each summer. Interns are the heart and soul of the experience. They spend their time leading Bible studies, serving alongside the teams for the week, helping to coordinate and lead nightly worship, and ultimately serving as the connection point between the teams who come to serve and our ministry partnerships.

Any young person who has completed his/her first year of college (or equivalent experience), has a growing relationship with Jesus, is interested in working with middle and high school youth during the summer, and has a heart for mission, may find more internship specifics and information at hydeparkchurch.org/summer-impact-internship/. The deadline to apply for an internship is Jan. 31.
If a church group is looking for an unforgettable mission experience of building relationships with those in the city, visit http://hydeparkchurch.org/2018-dates-registration-cost/ for available dates, cost, and to submit a group application.
Check our Facebook page for pictures and video from Summer Impact 2017!
With internship or group trip questions, please contact me at sputman@hpcumc.org or 513 979 8162.