Internship

at Red Rocks Austin | Summer 2023

DEVELOP THE CALL GOD HAS PUT ON YOUR LIFE TO PURSUE CHURCH MINISTRY

The purpose of the RRC Internship Program is focused on developing the call God has put on your life to pursue church ministry. Our goal is to then help deploy you towards the path God may be leading you. Through this process you will grow as a leader, a person, and as a follower of Christ. This program will provide ministry training and experience as well as leadership and spiritual development.

Applications are CLOSED until 2024 applications begin

For questions contact chrisr@redrockschurch.com

Primary Areas of Development

Spiritual

Interns will leave this program with a full understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ. We believe here at RRC, that everything we do is in vain if Christ isn’t the centerpiece. You will learn what it means to pursue God through prayer, the Word, and your personal life. As an Intern, we want you above all else to be intimately acquainted with the voice of God.

Personal

At the end of this internship our hope and prayer is that you become the best version of you. We will push you in your relationships, finances, time-management, communication, and abilities. We will constantly encourage you to identify areas in your life that God wants you to grow and work on.

Leadership

RRC not only wants to grow you as a person, but we want to grow you as a leader. You will be given opportunities all throughout your internship to grow as a leader. Through responsibilities in your ministry area there will be intentional leadership development in the areas of attitude, conflict management & resolution, building & leading teams, program management, special event planning, and learning to communicate purpose & vision.

Ministry

Throughout this internship program you will gain both ministry experience & knowledge. Interns will be a part of all departmental and church staff meetings. You will begin to learn the ins and outs of church and departmental ministry. You will learn what it takes to shepherd the people in your ministry as well as volunteers. Interns can expect to grow in whatever area of ministry they choose to intern with.

MINISTRY PATHS

WITHIN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Creative

The Creative Internships are collaborative positions that work in an open-office environment with all Creative team members to produce various assets for the church. The Creative Team supports all ministries from a central level. Creative intern roles include ministry support, weekend experience, large holiday services, special events (i.e. worship nights, baptisms, women’s conference, etc). Above all, creative interns require a servant’s heart, the ability to take direction, be self-motivated, and have the ability to switch directions and change quickly. The ideal intern is well versed in Adobe software for video editing, photography and/or graphic design. Project requests, deadlines and filming schedules fluctuate often which means interns applying for this position will need to maintain a flexibility that includes working outside of regular hours. This internship provides many opportunities to learn and grow in all aspects of the creative field!

Kids

Red Rocks Kids is multi-faceted ministry. From preparing small group activities, setting up rooms, leading volunteer teams, and worshipping your heart out, everything is about what we call “the Superbowl.” That’s every weekend when over 100 kids arrive at our campus to know and love Jesus. Red Rocks Kids interns will learn every aspect of this ministry and more. Our desire to is not only envelope our interns into the ministry but to do all we can to grow them in their respective gifts and in leadership. So come be a part of one of the most life changing ministries in the church.

Production

The Red Rocks Production Internship is focused on supporting all technical needs churchwide. Interns will work under production staff in learning many aspects of production in audio, video, and lighting. Interns will assist in weekly services, big projects, upgrades, installs of equipment and learn to troubleshoot gear. Interns may also be given a chance to oversee the technical execution of churchwide events – This includes, but is not limited to, Weekend Experience, Youth, Worship Nights, Baptisms, and other special events.

Outreach

Red Rocks Outreach exists to make Jesus known by creating compelling opportunities to love others through service. Each year Red Rocks Church partners with church plants and organizations internationally and locally to help meet the needs of their communities. As an Outreach intern, you will work alongside church staff to identify community needs and mobilize the church body to partner with existing organizations to resource and serve those needs in a local city context. Outreach interns will seek out, develop, and maintain relationships with designated non-profits, and help organize and lead service projects/opportunities. You will experience everything from behind the scenes logistics and project organization to praying, serving, and loving on those in all seasons of life. Interns are expected to be self motivated, organized, and people-oriented leaders who have a passion for outreach.

Youth

Red Rocks Youth is an emerging ministry at Red Rocks Austin. From youth nights, hangouts, marketing, and building relationships with students, everything is about creating a space for students who don’t know God, not only feel comfortable walking into a church, but excited to walk into a church because of the life that they see in us. Interns who choose to be a part of Red Rocks Austin Youth will be responsible for being ambassadors to students, our church, and the city of Austin.

Intern Quick Points

9-month unpaid commitment (3 months for Summer Internship)
Work a minimum of 40 hours/week
Suggested time of life: Ages 18-26

How Do I Apply?

If you feel God has called you to apply, please fill out the form linked below to start the process. Once you submit your information, you’ll receive an email with further instructions to complete your entire application including: application questions, resume, cover letter, one-minute video and two references.

Applications are CLOSED until 2024 applications begin

For questions contact chrisr@redrockschurch.com

FAQs

How do I know if I should apply?

Great reasons to apply for this internship:

  • To gain hands-on ministry experience
  • To serve the local church through the “behind the scenes” details
  • To learn how to use your time and talents to glorify the Kingdom of God through the local church
  • To learn and discover where God is calling you, specifically, now that He’s called you into the ministry
  • To learn how to use the gifts God has given you within the local church and/or marketplace

It is not time to apply, if:

  • You are seeking full-time employment at Red Rocks Church
  • You are hoping to get to know the staff on a personal level
  • You want to create a platform for yourself
  • You are hoping an internship will be a means to help you figure out your life

Should I expect to get a job at Red Rocks Church at the end of the program?

No. The goal of this internship is to develop the call God has put on your life to pursue church ministry. Our goal is to then help deploy you towards the path God may be leading you. Interns should not plan to work at Red Rocks Church once the duration of the internship is over.

Is this a paid internship with benefits?

No, interns are responsible for raising the funds needed to live off of for the duration of the internship. This money does not go to the church. Interns must consider their expenses and raise the amount of money needed. When putting together a budget consider car payments, health and auto insurance, meals, gas, housing, phone, etc.

Are housing and transportation provided?

Interns must provide their own transportation and housing.

Can I have another job or attend school while participating in the internship?

No. Interns are NOT allowed to have a job or attend school because of the interference with the ministry hours at Red Rocks Church

Is this a gap year program?

No. The purpose of the RRC Internship Program is focused on developing those who feel called to church ministry. This program is not to be used as a gap year. It isn’t for those who are hoping an internship will be a means to help you figure out your life. This is for people who feel called to church ministry and know it’s their next step.