Frontier Project (FP) is our internship programme, run in conjunction with our Newfrontiers family of churches.

The programme lasts for ten months, from September to June, and consists of five key elements:

1) Church work: interns choose one or two projects through which they can serve our church, for two-and-a-half days a week. Previously, interns have chosen social action, youth work, student work, worship and media and administration.

2) Theological and leadership training: there are six training weeks during the year, consisting of teaching from respected leaders on aspects of theology and church leadership. These involve interns from across the region and are supplemented by weekly discussions led by Ali Scott, our students and 20s pastor, and private study.

3) Mission: the year includes both a UK and an overseas mission trip. Additionally, there are mission opportunities in Durham and the surrounding area.

4) Discipleship: interns will be in one-to-one discipling relationships – both being discipled and discipling others.

5) External placement: interns service the community through a charity or an external organisation.

If you’re interested in finding out more, email John:

FP INTERN 2018/19

Our FP intern for 2018/19 is Scarlett Payne. You can hear more about what she plans to get involved in this year below.

Hi Emmanuel, ï»¿ï»¿

I'm Scarlett, a recent Geography graduate here in Durham, and I'll be serving our church this academic year as a Frontiers Project (Impact) Intern. 

What this involves is me dedicating the next 10 months or so to God's purposes for me, both in and outside of church, and growing in my knowledge of who He created me to be through nurturing my relationship with Him. 

I'll attend several theological training sessions in Bedford throughout the year, read ample Christian books, and learn from several leaders at Emmanuel about the character of God.

My main involvement at church will be in children's work (Ignite Juniors) for ages 7 to 11 on Sunday mornings and Friday evenings. I will also help with monthly Open The Book assemblies in local primary schools, among many other opportunities I've been blessed with!

God has given me a passionate heart for stewardship of His creation and so I'll be volunteering with the food waste charity REfUSE, serving in their Pay As You Feel Cafe in Chester-le-Street. 

I'll also be joining Emmanuel Students and 20s in a weekly Street Mission in Durham Market Square, and one of the Gilesgate EmmComms, giving me opportunity to pray for and serve the local community I'm living in.

That's everything in a nutshell, but please grab me for a chat any time over the next few months as I would love to get to know you more and exchange testimonies of God's love and faithfulness!

Many blessings x