Ellie Hoyt

Summer 2020 Preaching & Church Relations Intern

8. 07. 20

This summer I learned how to become a better communicator, leader and follower of Christ. I believe that I grew in the ability to express my views and thoughts clearly and stand on my own voice. I grew in my communicating skills within preaching and teaching. This summer I was pushed to prepare, write and execute a sermon weekly. I can see how I grew and am still growing with being behind a camera while communicating and not allowing myself to get freaked out. I have become more comfortable expanding on my ideas in front of people and talking about some of the harder and deeper things.

Another thing that I learned this summer and really grabbed onto was the fact that there are a bunch of people rooting for me and are in my corner. Honestly, I have never felt that before. I have always had my family cheering me on but not many outside of my family. I have gotten to experience what it is like to have people believe in me and truly want me to succeed. I have a full team of people from all areas of life cheering me on and pushing me to be my best. It is something that I will forever cherish and thank Pulse for.

When I leave Pulse I pray my fire does not burn out from this summer. God has made it very clear this summer that I am called to impact this generation for Him. Having the opportunity to be a part of an organization that strives to make Jesus known every day is something I want to do personally for the rest of my life. My goal is to bring this fire and excitement about making Jesus known into all areas of my life. I hope to inspire others the way the Lord has inspired me this summer. I know for a fact that I want to make a difference in this world and bring the truth of God to everyone any chance I get. I am committed to standing up for God’s Word in a world that deems the world’s truths to be more important.

7. 20. 2020

My time at Pulse has flown by but every minute of it has been so enjoyable. One thing that I have noticed is that there are practical applications of all the things we are learning on a day-to-day basis. The growth that has taken place because of the application has been amazing! For me the biggest place I have seen myself grow is in my speaking. I have started to figure out my preaching and teaching style and have been getting comfortable in my own skin. The past couple of weeks have caused me to completely rely on the Holy Spirit. I have quickly learned that when I try to do it on my own, I fail. I have found myself in complete dependency on the Lord. 

This week I launch my Youtube channel, Seriously. I have been encouraged by my supervisor and intern coordinator to put my content out there. While I am a little nervous and completely stretched outside my comfort zone, I am excited to see the way God works within this avenue. It has been a crazy and challenging process but I have started to find my own voice and started to operate in the way God is calling me to in this season of life. It is time that we, as believers, step into complete obedience to the Lord with boldness even if that means doing something we don’t always want to do. Striving to walk in obedience, my hope is that this whole journey bears fruit. I know the Lord is going to do some amazing things and I am so excited to see them come about!!

6. 29. 2020

I knew of Pulse from the Pulse Twin Cities event at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018. I found out about the internship through a friend at Bethel University. He had recently applied for the internship and I soon learned the values of the organization and that its mission aligned very closely, if not completely, with mine. The biggest factor that excited me about working for Pulse was how driven the organization is to bring others to Jesus. The only thing we can bring to Heaven with us is other souls. As a result, sharing the Gospel is what it is all about, and I truly appreciate how it also happens to be one of Pulse’s main objectives. 

The first week of my internship looked a lot different than I imagined. I was bummed that it became all online, but quickly fell in love with the hearts of the other interns, as well as the supervisors. I really appreciate how much the staff of Pulse values prayer and prioritizes it to be the center of what we do as an organization. The preaching and teaching interns recently gave our first sermons of the summer. The requirement of the sermon was to be five minutes in length, and it was so fun to hear the hearts of the other preaching interns. I am excited to keep growing within this area and become a better communicator.