Youth Intern Job Description
The Youth Ministry Internship at the Conyers Church of Christ is designed to provide a training opportunity to work with a congregation and it’s youth. The Youth Intern will work under the eldership, the youth ministry deacon, with daily report to the minister. The Youth Intern will be considered a full, participating member of the church staff and will be assigned specific areas of responsibility.
The youth ministry internship is for 10+/- weeks during the months of May, June, July and August, ministering to the youth and their families. The timing has some flexibility depending on the schedule of the school from which this person comes to us. It is our goal for you as an intern to connect with the young people God has entrusted to us in this ministry.
The objective for the youth intern is to win young people to Christ, connect them with other Christians, and to help them grow in their faith. The Intern will serve, lead, teach, mentor, and encourage the youth in their walk with God. Our desire is to create an atmosphere that encourages attendance and visitor invitations (Galatians 5:22-23). We encourage our Interns to follow the words of Paul when he said to Titus…“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned” (Titus 2:7-8).
Responsibilities and Expectations
The Youth Intern is responsible for teaching a weekly High School Bible class and a weekly Middle School Bible Class (One on Sunday and One on Wednesday, two classes taught). The Intern will write a short article concerning the youth and their activities for the weekly bulletin. The intern helps lead summer camp, outreach efforts, teaches in Vacation Bible School and other ministry projects should the opportunities present themselves. The Intern also helps coordinate weekly nursing home visits by our elementary students. The Intern will have a minimum of three opportunities to preach.
Because spiritual growth often takes place in the context of a relationship, it is important that our intern spend a lot of time building relationships with students.
The intern will have routine daily office hours beginning at 9:00 AM and concluding at 2:00 PM Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of ministry, circumstances may require adjustments to the office routine. The Intern is expected to communicate clearly with the minister and administrative assistant as adjustment needs arise. The Intern is expected to attend all meetings of the congregation such as care group meetings, teacher’s meetings and the monthly meeting with elders and deacons.
Spiritual growth is fundamental to our ministry, so the day typically begins with a devotional, and the intern will keep a personal journal recording experiences and spiritual growth. This will be reviewed by the minister on a weekly basis and the elders will be copied on the same. Mornings are used for planning, coordination with adult youth volunteers, class and activity preparation, and administrative duties. Many afternoons/evenings are spent with teens, developing relationships – either in group activities (planned and spontaneous) or supervised counseling and prayer. (AT NO TIME SHOULD THE INTERN BE ALONE WITH A STUDENT OR YOUNG ADULT OF OPPOSITE GENDER. IT IS BEST IN EVERY CASE TO HAVE ANOTHER ADULT ALWAYS IN VIEW.)
The youth interns will be responsible for attending all youth-related activities. Due to the short nature of this position, time off is very limited. Emergency situations will be dealt with on an individual basis. Off days will be when youth functions are not scheduled for those days. Sundays may not be taken off during this period of time.
Termination of this agreement on the part of the youth intern will expect a formal, written communication two weeks prior to the proposed date of termination. The elders reserve the right to terminate this agreement at any time for any cause they deem necessary.
There are policies governing youth interns’ private lives, and they will be strictly enforced for the duration of employment. There will be NO dating between the youth ministry intern and any member of our youth group. All relationships with teens should be above reproach. There are NO exceptions to this policy. Dress, language, behavior, and attitude must be worthy of a servant of the Almighty God. Specifically, the intern should not drink alcohol, use illegal drugs, tobacco or vaping devices. The use of inappropriate/vulgar language, engaging in sexual immorality, or wearing immodest clothing will not be tolerated. Violation of the afore-mentioned and “such like” (Galatians 5:19-21) will result in immediate termination.
Major Summer Events:
1. Vacation Bible School
2. Camp Inagehi Conyers Week
3. Faulkner Six Flags Day
4. Stone Mountain Trip and/or Hike
6. Back to School Community Fellowship/Cookout
Interns will receive a salary of $400 a week, with no provisions for paid time off or vacations
All Youth Ministry expenses will be paid, those over $100 must be approved by the elders.
Housing will be provided
Desirable Skills and Qualities:
- Willingness to seek God’s direction in ministry
- A love for God and a desire to be used by Him
- A love for students and a desire to see them grow in their faith
- Willingness to think creatively
- Ability to communicate effectively in public
- Ability to lead singing effectively is advantageous
- Ability to work well with people of all ages
- Ability to take direction and listen
- Openness to work as a part of a team
- A sense of humor
- THE HEART OF A SERVANT
The youth ministry intern position is viewed as a pre-professional opportunity for college students. Indications of interest should be professional, typed, and include a resume, letter of recommendation and other appropriate supporting data. Applicants may be contacted for an interview. Applicants may also be asked to come spend a weekend with us in the months prior to the summer for introductory purposes.
All applicants will be reviewed by a committee consisting of youth workers and church leaders.
Resumes, interviews, letters of recommendation, personality inventory, and career goals will all play a part in the final recommendations to the elders. Final selection will be made by our elders.
All applicants must take an online personality test as a part of their application. This will help us in discerning team chemistry and balance. This test will not be the sole basis for accepting or declining any applicant. Its sole purpose is to give us insight into the individuals we are considering. Please take the free personality test at the provided web site. The test will provide you with a four-letter “type.” Please place these four letters at the bottom of your resume or correspondence.
Applications may be sent to:
Conyers Church of Christ
1410 Flat Shoals Road
Conyers, GA 30013