Student Ministry Intern Internship

@ Church of the Atonement
  • Silver Spring, Maryland View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry
  • Date Posted: 27 January 2023
  • Application closes: 11 June 2023
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    Job Description

    The Student Ministries summer intern position is intended for someone who desires to partner with the Holy Spirit’s work in and among students, senses a desire to serve in student ministry with and among families and the church, and seeks to grow in their ministry capacities while having a great time with
    great students!

    The summer intern will serve in a local church student ministry aimed at prioritizing the role of discipleship among students alongside other existing ministries in the church. There will be opportunities for growth in leadership, teaching, relational discipleship, community, and intergenerational relationships.

    The intern will benefit by gaining experience in student ministry, working with a great team, and learn do ministry alongside families to see students grow in their faith and maturity in Christ. The internship will benefit Church of the Atonement by having an intern serve as an additional Christ-following role model for our students, encouraging their maturity in Christ. Our belief is that our students will thrive as more and more Christ followers surround them and encourage their growth through relational discipleship. Interns also provide needed support for our regular volunteers and leaders that serve throughout the year.

    Position Requirements
    – Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ
    – Senses a desire to serve among students and families
    – Has completed at least second year of college
    – Is able to work with a team
    – Is teachable and able to accept feedback from teammates and superiors
    – Is committed to modeling weekly worship on Sundays and also the regular rhythms of the ministry
    – Is willing to submit to the the leadership of the NextGen ministry and the church elders during their time at Atonement
    – Is agreeable to the mission of Church of the Atonement and the NextGen ministry
    – Must agree to a background check and to go through Ministry Safe training

    Duties and Expectations
    – Be a Christ-like model for the youth
    – Participate in Hangtime, Sunday School, and summer activities such as the middle and high school summer trips
    – Assist in the teaching of Sunday School (specific placement and role will be discussed more specifically when the intern is on site)
    – Meet with many students broadly and a few students specifically over the course of the summer
    – Plan informal meetups with students
    – Communicate regularly with parents and students via the weekly newsletter, text, personal visits, and phone calls.

    – Meet weekly with the Associate Pastor of NextGen Ministry to discuss ministry, scheduling, the reading commitment, and to have a time of prayer.

    Time Commitment and Pay
    – The intern will begin on [June 12, 2023] and end on [August 20, 2023], a period of [10 weeks].
    – Interns will have [two] days off per week and can work with the Associate Pastor of NextGen Ministry to determine these
    – Interns will be paid bi-weekly along with other church staff members
    – Interns will work 30 hours per week

    – Interns will be given a ministry expense budget to cover their contact expenses (time with students, meals with students, etc.). The intern is expected to be a good steward of this budget and be careful not to overspend.
    – Summer interns will be provided housing with a family in the church for the ten weeks of their service.

    Application Process
    1. If interested, please email Pastor Logan Spoon to set up a time to talk.
    2. A link with an application will be sent to the applicant.
    3. A conversation will be scheduled after review of the application

    Application closes: June 11, 2023

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