One month. One thing.
The One Thing Internship is simply this: one month of giving Jesus your full attention. It’s about pursuing Him for a short, intensive season. Building a sustainable life of prayer. Growing in the desire to seek His face, as the hour becomes more urgent. Because nothing is more important.
In Psalm 27:4, King David described the central element of the life of a believer as a preoccupation with “one thing”—the glory and beauty of Jesus. In Luke 10, it was said about Mary of Bethany that she had chosen the “one thing necessary” when she gave Jesus her full attention. This four-week intensive is for anyone to give a month of their lives to an intentional pursuit of this reality. The One Thing Internship is immersed in a mission campus with a Prayer Room at its centre, surrounded by people committed to seeing worship and prayer fill the nations.
The Lord is bringing Prayer and Missions together in our generation like never seen before. Out of this movement, a great harvest of souls will be brought into the Kingdom of God before Jesus’ return. Central to the global outpouring of the Holy Spirit is the cry for believers to gather in the place of prayer, fasting, and extravagant worship to seek the face of God.
The One Thing Internship will give a foundation for the vision, values, and expression of both personal and corporate prayer and worship. You will grow in both the knowledge and understanding of God, who continually invites us to partner with Him in prayer, that His great purposes would be accomplished on the earth.
The foundation of our internships are built upon this: encounter God in a community of worship and prayer, behold His beauty through simple devotion, and develop a lifestyle of enjoyable prayer.
Each of the four weeks of the internship will have a different focus:
Week 1: One thing I desire
Psalm 27:4 · the life of David · cultivating a desire to be with God · Jesus, the one thing
Week 2: One thing is needed
Luke 10:42 · the life of Mary of Bethany · the first commandment in first place
Week 3: One who is coming
John 1:27 · the life of John the Baptist · the message and disciplines of the ‘forerunner’
Week 4: One thing I do
Philippians 3:13 · the return of Jesus · urgency of the hour · understanding the end times
You will have classes with guest speakers who will unpack these topics, along with other practical tools to equip you to live a “One Thing” lifestyle in whatever God has called you into. Foundational to this all, you will spend approximately 10 hours per week in the Prayer Room, in the place of personal study and corporate worship and intercession.
Here in New Zealand, the Lord has invited us to have a part to play in this great story He is writing in the nations.
So, we extend this invitation to you—come and be part of what He is doing here at the ends of the earth!
Completion of a DTS is not a prerequisite for this internship
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Intro to One Thing | Online Course
The Intro to One Thing is a part-time online course designed to renew a vibrant heart for God. Immerse yourself in 4 weeks set apart for One Thing. Find out more here.