Internship and residency program

At Grace, we are committed to investing in leadership development. Our innovative internship and residency program includes part-time and full-time opportunities throughout various ministries.

A Grace Internship is the perfect place to explore a ministry calling while moving forward into adulthood. We are dedicated to purposefully develop high-potential leaders into experienced pastors. It’s an opportunity to be mentored by a skilled pastoral staff while serving and leading in effective ministries. Whether students get an offer to stay on staff at a Grace Campus, go back to their home church with fresh experiences, or plant new churches – well-trained pastors are in high demand.

Deadline for application is February 1st

Every Internship includes 3 essential elements:

Experience

Nothing can replace hands-on experience. Interns are involved in every part of the ministry. They assist and partner with their pastors and team to execute real ministry. This comes together in all kinds of ways: Shadowing experts in a variety of ministries, working on specific tasks with a team, or rubbing shoulders with top-tier leaders from Grace and our partners.

Education

Every Intern is enrolled in the “Grace College at Grace Church” program. In 4 short years, students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. This provides formal, systematic biblical training. The courses are taught by highly qualified local professors (often Grace Pastors), with a strong emphasis on practical real-world ministry and leadership.
All students in the program have a team of mentors that are coaching, leading and building into their lives. This is everything from specialized ministry training classes, to weekly and monthly 1 on 1 mentoring.

Responsibility

Every intern has responsibilities in their area of ministry. The responsibilities are different with every team, but as experience and trust grows, so will the influence and impact of the intern. Our dream is that every intern would understand how to be effective for the gospel in the local church and grow to their full potential.

Areas of MINISTRY

Student Ministry

Student Ministries exists to meet students where they are and help make Jesus make sense to them. We work hard to create an environment where students can find community, have fun, and explore who Jesus is. An intern or resident forstudent ministries should be passionate about young people and a desire to come alongside students in order to help them discover who God has created them to be. Student Ministry interns must be willing to be flexible and have fun as we navigate an always changing culture. 

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Being mentored by a student ministries pastor
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Attending and planning weekly large group gatherings
  • Various trips (missions, conferences, retreats) 
  • Discipleship/mentoring opportunities 
  • Training on administrative responsibilities 
  • And more…

Creative Arts

Worship pastors are in high demand in churches all around the world – people that are committed to the mission of the local church and understand that creativity is the language of the heart. It’s how people feel the message of the gospel. An intern or resident for worship/creative arts should be passionate for the local church, have a fire for creativity, and a coachable heart. Experiences are geared heavily toward designing and executing services. 

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Being mentored by a campus worship pastor
  • Participating in brainstorming sessions
  • Helping to develop teams
  • Leading worship for services and events
  • Learning the technology required to execute services and events
  • Working within budgets
  • And more…

Children's Ministry

Think of your experience growing up. Who invested in your life? What we do for kids early on will leave a lasting impression. At Grace Church we are fully committed to kids. We unapologetically devote major resources and energy toward shaping a God-centered worldview during a person’s prime developmental years. We want to help make Jesus make sense and equip families to disciple their kids. An intern or resident for children’s ministry should be passionate for kids and families, creative, tenacious, and a willing to invest in the next generation.

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Being mentored by a campus children’s director
  • Leading kids and organizing volunteer teams
  • Interacting with kids and their families
  • Teaching and caring for kids during services
  • Helping to develop curriculum
  • Organizing events
  • And more…

Sports Ministry

In ministry, we often meet people on the court or field long before we see them in the church. The mission of sports ministry is to create game-changing athletic environments for the purpose of life-changing experiences. An intern or resident for sports ministry should think “discipleship first, sports second”. They should be passionate about evangelism and have a desire to use sports as a platform to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds with the life-changing message of Jesus.

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Creating and teaching Bible-based curriculum for children
  • Spiritually mentoring students
  • Organizing and leading large teams of volunteers
  • Coordinating “behind the scenes” details
  • And more…

Biblical Community

We were created to share life together. But relationships don’t happen on accident; they take intentionality. Our hope is to facilitate environments with healthy spiritual leadership where you can begin to build those relationships. At Grace, we are resolved to figure out how to love God, love each other, and live on mission together.

Your experience could include things like:

  • Interacting with some of our most committed leaders to see how God is transforming lives
  • Build new and creative group environments through sports, Bible studies, young adults, and more
  • Discover and innovate discipleship strategies that help people grow as Christ-followers
  • Be part of the leadership development process—learning how to identify, train, and launch new group leaders
  • Help our group leadership community stay healthy by finding ways to resource and encourage them
Student Ministry

Student Ministries exists to meet students where they are and help make Jesus make sense to them. We work hard to create an environment where students can find community, have fun, and explore who Jesus is. An intern or resident forstudent ministries should be passionate about young people and a desire to come alongside students in order to help them discover who God has created them to be. Student Ministry interns must be willing to be flexible and have fun as we navigate an always changing culture.  

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Being mentored by a student ministries pastor
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Attending and planning weekly large group gatherings
  • Various trips (missions, conferences, retreats) 
  • Discipleship/mentoring opportunities 
  • Training on administrative responsibilities 
  • And more…
Creative Arts

Worship pastors are in high demand in churches all around the world – people that are committed to the mission of the local church and understand that creativity is the language of the heart. It’s how people feel the message of the gospel. An intern or resident for worship/creative arts should be passionate for the local church, have a fire for creativity, and a coachable heart. Experiences are geared heavily toward designing and executing services. 

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Being mentored by a campus worship pastor
  • Participating in brainstorming sessions
  • Helping to develop teams
  • Leading worship for services and events
  • Learning the technology required to execute services and events
  • Working within budgets
  • And more…
Childrens Ministry

Think of your experience growing up. Who invested in your life? What we do for kids early on will leave a lasting impression. At Grace Church we are fully committed to kids. We unapologetically devote major resources and energy toward shaping a God-centered worldview during a person’s prime developmental years. We want to help make Jesus make sense and equip families to disciple their kids. An intern or resident for children’s ministry should be passionate for kids and families, creative, tenacious, and a willing to invest in the next generation.

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Being mentored by a campus children’s director
  • Leading kids and organizing volunteer teams
  • Interacting with kids and their families
  • Teaching and caring for kids during services
  • Helping to develop curriculum
  • Organizing events
  • And more…
Sports Ministry

In ministry, we often meet people on the court or field long before we see them in the church. The mission of sports ministry is to create game-changing athletic environments for the purpose of life-changing experiences. An intern or resident for sports ministry should think “discipleship first, sports second”. They should be passionate about evangelism and have a desire to use sports as a platform to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds with the life-changing message of Jesus.

Your experience could include things like: 

  • Creating and teaching Bible-based curriculum for children
  • Spiritually mentoring middle school and high school students
  • Organizing and spiritually leading large teams of volunteers
  • Coordinating “behind the scenes” details that impact massive amounts of people
  • Serving and coming alongside coaches, referees, and sports camp counselors throughout the year
  • And more…
Biblical Community

We were created to share life together. But relationships don’t happen on accident; they take intentionality. Our hope is to facilitate environments with healthy spiritual leadership where you can begin to build those relationships. At Grace, we are resolved to figure out how to love God, love each other, and live on mission together.

Your experience could include things like:

  • Interacting with some of our most committed leaders to see how God is transforming lives
  • Build new and creative group environments through sports, Bible studies, young adults, and more
  • Discover and innovate discipleship strategies that help people grow as Christ-followers
  • Be part of the leadership development process—learning how to identify, train, and launch new group leaders
  • Help our group leadership community stay healthy by finding ways to resource and encourage them

Current Interns

Current Residents

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Cups of Coffee

2022 Key Dates:

Feb 1st | Deadline for application

Mid Feb – March | Interview opportunites

No later than April 15 | Applicants notified

Looking for other opportunities?

We have summer programs, short term internships and more. Check them out.

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Short Term

Whether your looking for something over the summer, or for a season we offer short term internships. Let us know if your interested and apply here:

360 Internship

Short-term ministry internship opportunity for students who have completed 9th -12th grades offering a 10 week mentoring program as well as hands on training.

Job Postings

Want to work at Grace? We are always looking full time and part time help at Grace, to see a list of current job openings: 

If you have questions please reach out