Summer Student Ministry Interns, Houston, TX

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is seeking applications for up to four Student Ministry intern positions for the summer of 2020. Student Ministry interns will be involved in all aspects of a multifaceted, growing ministry. They will have opportunities to learn from experienced student ministers and opportunities to take major leadership roles within the ministry.

Opportunities for interns include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching Sunday School classes for middle and high school students.
  • Supervising approximately 45-50 middle and high school students who serve as VBS volunteers.
  • Participating in one or more summer mission trips, serving alongside students on worksites and providing leadership for worship experiences.
  • Provide leadership in the planning and implementation of Summer Days, a summer day camp for middle school students that combines educational, service and fun experiences.
  • Participate in weekly worship services by coaching and serving alongside acolytes.
  • Assisting student ministers in the planning of fall programming.

Candidates for these internships must:

  • Be a committed Christian with a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Be committed to the mission of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church:   To bring by the power of the Holy Spirit as many people as possible to know, love, and serve God as revealed through Jesus Christ; and to be transformed into spiritually renewed disciples of Jesus who know, love and serve one another and the world.
  • Be discerning a call to ministry (student ministry or other areas of ministry).
  • Have graduated from high school in 2019 or earlier.
  • Be able to begin a 10-12 week full-time internship in Houston, Texas by mid to late May 2020 (exact dates are negotiable).
  • Provide their own transportation to and from Houston, Texas at the beginning and end of the internship.
  • Be able to provide for their own transportation needs throughout the summer.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will:

  • Provide competitive compensation, starting at $10 per hour.
  • Provide housing with a host family (if needed).
  • Cover the cost of ministry-related expenses (cost of travel for ministry related trips, admission to students’ events, etc).

To Apply:

Please send resume to Shane Hinderliter, Director of Student Ministries, at shane@stmartinsepiscopal.org. Questions may be directed to the same email address. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled.

About St. Martin’s Episcopal Church:

Since its founding in 1952, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church has grown to become the largest Episcopal Church in North America with more than 9,500 members. The Parish celebrates worship at six Sunday and three Wednesday services in both traditional and contemporary liturgical styles that provide an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God in the Anglican evangelical and orthodox tradition. The Church offers a wide range of Christian Education programs for the entire family, as well as numerous Outreach and Missions opportunities, and a variety of programs and events for adults, youth and children.

Qualifications:

  • Be a committed Christian with a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Be committed to the mission of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church:   To bring by the power of the Holy Spirit as many people as possible to know, love, and serve God as revealed through Jesus Christ; and to be transformed into spiritually renewed disciples of Jesus who know, love and serve one another and the world.
  • Be discerning a call to ministry (student ministry or other areas of ministry).
  • Have graduated from high school in 2019 or earlier.
  • Be able to begin a 10-12 week full-time internship in Houston, Texas by mid to late May 2020 (exact dates are negotiable).
  • Provide their own transportation to and from Houston, Texas at the beginning and end of the internship.
  • Be able to provide for their own transportation needs throughout the summer.
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Middle School Minister, Houston, TX

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, TX is currently seeking a full-time Middle School Minister. This individual will support the church by providing primary leadership for middle school ministries under direction of the Director of Student Ministries and in partnership with the entire Student Ministries team.   He or she must be committed to the Mission and Core Values of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.  We’re seeking a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ who is growing in his or her faith, has a heart for students, and a positive leadership track record in a local church and/or related ministries.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for most middle school programs, classes, and events (retreats, mission trips, service projects, etc.).
  • Assists with high school and college ministry as needed and assigned by the Director of Student Ministries.
  • Equips adult volunteers and students to be leaders in student ministry.
  • Builds relationships with students and their families.
  • Provides clear and concise communication to students, families, and other stakeholders.
  • Assists in worship leadership by serving alongside acolytes during weekly worship services and serving as crucifer during funerals as assigned.
  • Develop a deep understanding of St. Martin’s and its ministries.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (strongly preferred), preferably in youth ministry, Christian education, or a related field, and 3-5 years of relevant work experience preferred.
Key competencies required for the position include:

  • Impactful oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective teaching skills in a variety of setting and group sizes.
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative work environment.
  • Highly competent in time and resource management.
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