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Student Ministries Internship at Riverwood Community Chapel in Kent, OH

Riverwood Community Chapel is a nondenominational church of about 500-750 in Kent, OH. Applicants who are interested can learn more about Riverwood from our website ( or The following outlines various responsibilities and expectations of the Student Ministries Intern.

Student Ministries Intern:

  • Work directly with the Director of Student Ministries in ministry planning and implementation.
  • Pursue relationships with students and leaders in both formal and informal student ministry events.
  • Encourage and facilitate relational connections between small group leaders / teachers and parents / students.
  • Teach in regular student gatherings, both large group and small group contexts.
  • Participate in idea development and implementation of ministry events.
  • Provide leadership for various programmatic elements as directed by the Student Ministries Director.
  • ¬∑Other duties as assigned by the Student Ministries Director and/or Pastor of Family Ministries.

Family Ministry Coordination:

  • Participate as a member of the Family Ministry Team to coordinate family ministry initiatives and ensure that student ministries programs are in concert with the Family Ministry philosophy.
  • Actively engage and encourage parents in both formal and informal ministry contexts.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Meet regularly with Director of Student Ministries and other staff for intern evaluation and development.
  • Pursue seminary studies through the TEDS Akron program.

Riverwood Staff Responsibilities:

  • Attend staff meetings and staff prayer meetings as outlined by the Lead Pastor.
  • Be available for worship service needs (lead prayer, etc.).
  • Be present at all all-church events as outlined by the Lead Pastor.
  • Provide ministry publications as needed.
  • Communicate and work with other Riverwood staff members and boards as needed for both the overall effectiveness of personal ministry responsibilities and the overall Riverwood ministry and facility needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.

Candidate Profile:

  • Maturity in both faith and practice.
  • Teachable, responsive, and respectful of authority.
  • Able to lead and thrive in a team environment.
  • Able to create and sustain a strong volunteer culture.
  • Able to shepherd and mentor others with wisdom and grace.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses a relentless desire to see all Riverwood students obtain and nurture an authentic faith in Jesus Christ.

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