Are you passionate about sharing the love of Jesus to middle school and high school students? 

Are you interested helping create a safe place for them to ask questions, build community, and grow in their faith?

Do you take Jesus seriously but don't take yourself too serious?

If you answered yes to these questions...



You know...The things you'LL do!

Here at ALIVE STUDENTS we encourage middle school and high school students to live on purpose for God, be in relationship with Jesus, walk in step with the Holy Spirit, and lean into community together. As a ALIVE STUDENTS Intern, your job is to facilitate opportunities to build gospel centered relationships amongst students and commit to ongoing discipleship. The goal is to provide students a space with people who are there for them, that feel like family, and point them to Jesus. As a ALIVE STUDENTS Intern we want you to champion your students, to reflect God’s heartbeat for them, and help them to be strong and grounded  followers of Jesus, as you also continue to grow in your own faith. At the same time, we want you to discover God’s heartbeat in you, to find the joy of partnering  with Him to further the mission of  the Gospel, and discover more of who God has called you to be.

The ALIVE STUDENTS Intern will partner with our Youth Lead, Shawn Smith, and our ALIVE team to help empower students to find the joy of partnering with Jesus, live on mission, and build a strong community. You are a Jesus-loving, passionate, highly-motivated, and teachable person. You have a passion for the Lord, a love for his people, and a strong desire to see students encounter Jesus. You are committed in your pursuit of Jesus, living a lifestyle that reflects him. You are not trying to be the best. You want to bring your best for God’s glory. You will come alongside Pastor Shawn on a weekly basis to help dream, plan, serve behind the scenes, and gather students for the mission of seeing them live on mission and do it with one another. This role is very immersive and you will learn and grow by doing.


What qualities does a person in this position bring to the table?  

Gifts and Abilities: 

  • Passionate about discipling students. Time spent with students fills your bucket! You are as passionate about building relationships with families and their kids as you are about the vision for this ministry.
  • Excited about teaching and helping students understand the Scriptures.
  • Excellent at gathering people and making them feel welcome.
  • Confident, self-starter and a team builder! Able to work independently, and as a team member, while using discretion in decision-making.
  • Takes initiative and is bold with their leadership.

Experience & Education: 

  • 1 year of experience working in student ministry, as a paid or volunteer leader. 
  • College aged or early post-grad aged. 
  • Have some experience with speaking and/or leading small groups.

Personal Characteristics: 

  • Disciplined and committed to being a consistent presence.
  • Committed to the vision and mission of Gladstone Christian Church.
  • Live a lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders.
  • Able to lead in relationship building with both parents and students.
  • A strong sense of emotional maturity. The ability to discern how students are feeling and lead them accordingly. 


What does success look like for this position?

Partner with the ALIVE STUDENTS Team

  • Be intentional about team building and relationships amongst the ALIVE Volunteers.
  • Partner with Pastor Shawn to build structure in messages, gatherings, and events.
  • Seek out other leaders to partner together on different projects.

Lean into all student discipleship

  • Be a  welcoming presence for all  students, especially new ones.
  • Weekly connect with your student outside of youth gatherings by following up on prayer requests, inviting them to hangout, and being intentional about building friendships.
  • After every youth gathering, do your best to connect with the student's parents.
  • Utilize your voice and leadership to partner with the Youth lead and facilitate environments for  students to encounter Jesus.
  • Participate in MS + HS  gatherings and attend all ALIVE STUDENTS events.

Sunday Gathering (3 hrs)

  • Assist with ALIVE SUNDAYS bible study for MS & HS students
  • Before and after service, use this time to reach out and engage students.

Midweek (10-12 hrs)

  • Attend a weekly 1:1 with the Young Family Pastor.
  • Attend a weekly ALIVE STUDENTS Team meetings. 
  • Assist in preparing all aspects of our midweek student gatherings preparing games, messages, small group materials, worship experiences and special activities including INVITE NIGHTS.
  • plan and execute retreats, camps, conferences, mission trips, with our teens.
  • Active participation in the "Discipleship Classes" offered to all Intern Team.



Oversight: The ALIVE STUDENTS Intern will report to Pastor Shawn Smith.

Compensation: $800 monthly stipend for 11 months (see Program Overview below for details).

Length of Internship: September 2024 - July 2024.

Additional Expectations: The ALIVE STUDENTS Intern is expected to work an average of 12-15ish hours per week. Some weeks will be a bit more; some weeks will be a bit less.