Friday, June 7 - Friday, August 5, 2019

Gresham United Methodist Church is excited to partner with QuadW for our 5th year.   Gresham UMC is located in the Portland neighboring city of Gresham.   Gresham, a medium urban city, is the gateway to Mt. Hood and a pathway to places for hiking, camping and enjoying the landscapes of the Northwest.

The Portland site will continue its focus in the follow areas:

Spiritual Reflection & Growth

•    Our QuadW Interns will experience Spiritual Reflection Fridays.  Each Friday the Interns will travel to the Northwest mountains, oceans, trails and streams to focus on questions of faith, spiritual journey, life with Christ and vocational discernment.

Engaging in Community

•    Our QuadW interns, will have hands-on experience with children from two area elementary schools, to provide a 4-week summer education camp. This camp assists 1st through 5th grade children in improving their reading, math and writing skills. Everybody Rocks! a music program, is also part the summer camp. Interns, majoring in childhood education are encouraged to take the lead as teachers as well as those with music talents or skills.

•    Our QuadW interns will engage in ongoing programing, at the Rockwood Center using their own creative talents to develop and lead new summer programing for the community, in spirituality and in the arts. The Rockwood Center, is located in the Rockwood neighborhoods of Portland, which is racially, culturally and economically diverse midst the transiting forces of gentrification.

Intentional Missional Living

•    Our interns are housed at Faith UMC, which provides missional living quarters for up to 12 interns. Missional living requires:  Team Work - Personal Challenges - Self-Reflection - Building Trust - Growth through Discipline - Learning Boundaries - Celebrating Accomplishments – Transformation – Self Care. If you are seeking an engaging spiritual internship, then come serve with us in Portland.