Nav Neighbors

We are committed to helping people communicate the Good News in their natural contexts. We believe in the importance of people (families, affinity groups, other relational connections) and of place (neighborhoods, communities, towns, and cities). We believe God is transforming not merely individuals but communities as well. We want to join him in that. As neighbors, we are passionate about nurturing and developing lifelong laborers who flourish in generational fruitfulness.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
180 N/A Portland, OR., OR USA

Contact Information


James M. Helms
phone   (503)260-9238

8425 NE Beech St.
Portland, OR 97220

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Internships, Other Nav Neighbors Intern Internship 30-40+

Job Summary

The primary goal of the Nav Neighbor summer internship is to expose [name] to as many aspects of neighborhood ministry within a neighborhood context as possible. The internship is designed to develop presence, create sustainability for ministry work and engage in experiential practices that strengthen the intern and local ministry. As an intern you will live in the neighborhood in which you work and will work to team with other local ministry practitioners, interns and neighbors. Through intentional presence you will be released into the heart of the neighborhood to experience life, work and rest. Hand in hand with exposure and experience, this internship is crafted to incorporate a healthy amount of learning and processing. With this in mind, this job description breaks the internship into three aspects: exposure, practice, and learning.

Job Description Document

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Applicant Requirements

Potential interns need to: 1. Read the overview ( 2. Submit an application ( Interns will be notified if they are being considered for the internship and invited to attend a live video Q&A online (date/time TBD). Up to two interns from around the country will be selected to participate in the internship in 2017. Accepted interns will then be provided with a ministry account and proceed into a support raising phase, coaching will be provided. Each individual incoming intern will work with area staff to arrange travel & housing on the ground in Portland, OR.