Position: Middle School Ministry Residency (Female)
Description of Church:
Two Rivers Church is a multi-campus church of around 2,200 that is located in West Knoxville and Roane County, TN. For the past 18 years we have been reaching our community with the good news that our God of love is near and He wants to transform our lives! We believe that as God’s children we are called to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. We feel called to multiply ministries and leaders locally and globally, and this includes training residents to be the best pastors possible.
Our middle school ministry has over 220 students regularly involved and is averaging 160 on a weekly basis at our Wednesday night gathering, The Mix. We have experienced substantial growth over the past several years and need a gifted female to add to our staff.
The purposes of the residency positions in Student Ministries at 2RC are:
To train and equip those considering full time vocational ministry for current and future Kingdom service.
To give those considering full time vocational ministry a structured opportunity to experience student ministry first-hand and discern their own calling and giftedness.
To equip residence in additional areas of ministry within the church, allocating ⅓ of internship.
Residence will be ultimately accountable to and under the supervision of the Middle School Pastor.
To have contact with students on a weekly basis
To be actively involved in planning and leading camps, retreats, activities and weekly programs. This may include making reservations, shopping, set-up, promotion, etc.
To be involved in planning and running summer mission trips
To be involved in staff meetings and intern training sessions
To spend time in study, reading and preparation for events and training
To assist in recruitment, training and nurture of volunteers
To be actively involved in leading and equipping small groups
To help with whatever ongoing administrative tasks might need to be done
To have set office time each week to be available to assist student ministry staff
To be involved with another area of ministry within the church for up to ⅓ of time as a resident
To help in giving lessons and teaching on Wednesday nights
Weekly Involvement in:
Personal spiritual disciplines
Set office time
Personal and staff reading/discussion
Weekend Worship service at 2RC
Assist in leading Middle School Student Leadership Team
The Mix, Wednesdays 6pm-8:30pm
Planned activities during the week
Relational ministry to students
Equipping ministry to adult volunteers
Intern development process
40-50 hours a week
Two year commitment
Salary + housing provided
Monthly stipend for health insurance
One frisbee golf disc
Unlimited supply of M&M’s
Start Date: June 2018
Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation during the year
Comp Days: If you have worked a significant amount of extra hours in a week for various reasons (retreats, camps, etc) then you will be allowed to have time off during the next week to compensate for the extra hours. Always check with your supervisor before taking Comp Days.
Sundays: Part of life in church ministry is working on Sundays! Our weekends are Friday and Saturday
Job Interviews: The nature of this residency is to train and send. Therefore we give you time off for your job/seminary interviews that may come about during the second half of the residency year.
Expenses: You will have access to a monthly stipend to spend on ministry related expenses (meals with students, games, recreation, etc).
Active growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Completed 4 year bachelor’s degree
1-2 years volunteer experience at a church, camp, or other parachurch ministry focused on students
Must be regularly attending and serving at a church
Must be faithfully showing leadership qualities as outlined in 1 Timothy 3
Links to Check out:
Two Rivers Church
Evangelical Free Church of America
February 6, 2018