Live The Abundant Life Through a Mission Lifestyle
Christian Costa Rica Internship and Mentoring
About the Ocean’s Edge Costa Rica Internship and Mentoring Program
The Costa Rica Internship is centered around our belief that the abundant life Jesus offered through His redeeming work is best experienced as God’s Word is holistically embraced:
Spiritually : As warriors, constantly growing in knowledge, wisdom and purity for the glory of God
Relationally: As a catalyst of God’s love, grace and truth in the lives of others
Ministry: As a part of a world movement that grows God’s kingdom here on earth
Professionally: As an example of excellence, eternal focus and Godly values in the workplace
Physically: As a good steward of their physical bodies through a healthy Christ-centered lifestyle
Financially: As trustworthy stewards and joyful givers
Our heart is to see others reach their God-given potential in each of these areas so that they can positively impact their local church, community and the world for God’s glory.
Find your God-given potential
The Ocean’s Edge Internship program is designed to help participants find there divine destiny and learn how to create and maintain a ministry lifestyle throughout their lifetime. As a part of this Bible-based program, interns will take a spiritual gifting and personality assessment designed specifically to help them see how they are uniquely created and equipped by God for a distinct purpose.
Each individual will then learn how to apply their unique tendencies, traits, abilities, spiritual gifts and passions to serve God and love others. Through mentoring, discipleship, training, and hands-on ministry, interns will be encouraged towards a healthy Christ-centered ministry lifestyle and will be equipped with the tools to cultivate the strengths of others.
“Glorify the LORD with us; Let’s exalt his name together.” Ps. 34:3 NIV
The Experience: Ocean’s Edge Costa Rica Intern and Mentoring
The Ocean’s Edge base (“The Edge”) is tucked away in the center of the small beachfront town of Jaco, Costa Rica. The property boasts several staff/intern apartments and hostel-style bunkrooms where interns will live.
Jaco itself is filled with sand, surf and beautiful culture, and is surrounded by the ocean, mountains and jungle! While there are examples of God’s beauty everywhere you look, darkness has also gripped the town through mass tourism, sex-trafficking, theft, drunkenness & drugs. But the Lord is shining His light on this town, and we see Him moving in big ways.
Ocean’s Edge ministers hand in hand with the local church by providing teams and interns to serve in the community. Needs are met through the various ministries that the church supports, and every day brings a new opportunity to impact the town. Construction projects, homeless feedings, ministry in the pregnancy center, community clean-up, prayer walks, business classes, children’s camps and outreach programs, serving at the church, tutoring and English classes are just some of the examples of the ongoing needs here in Jaco. Each day, discipleship and mentoring are woven together with hands-on experience to aid interns in cultivating a ministry lifestyle in a tangible way. Because we never know what needs the day may hold, flexibility is key.
The Cost: Jaco Beach Costa Rica Internship
Interns who are accepted to the program will be responsible for their own passport, plane ticket to and from Costa Rica, medical care, groceries while in the program, and personal spending money. The Ocean’s Edge Intern fee covers rent (including water, trash and onsite internet) and the ministry fee, which is used to facilitate the local ministry. See the Ocean’s Edge Intern Budget for more details.
The Process: Apply Today
Complete the attached Intern Program Application and Destiny Assessment and email it, along with a recent picture of yourself, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your application and will respond to your request within a week’s time. Thank you for your interest in our program!