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Events and Project Management Resident

Summary

As part of the Central Family Ministries Team at The Austin Stone Community Church, the events and project management resident will serve as a two-year resident (2023–2025) and will help execute a variety of tasks in managing events and projects that help disciple our kids and students to love God, love the church, love the city, and love the nations. These include Central Family Ministries communication and administration, project management assistance, as well as planning and executing events and programs.

Program and event planning will include, but not be limited to Students and Kids Ministry events and special projects as listed below.

  • Students: SCL (Fall Retreat), ATX (D-Now Weekend), Summer Camp, Students curriculum, Launch (Students leadership cohort)
  • Kids: Mother/Son Amazing Race, Daddy Daughter Dance, Kids curriculum
  • Family: Family Ministry monthly huddles, Family Ministry strategic initiatives 

Finally, the events and project management resident will grow in his/her faith through the participation in The Austin Stone Development Program, a Life Transformation Group (LTG),  and regular meetings with his/her supervisor. These meetings cover development goals, work projects, deadlines, and expectations. 

The events and project management resident will report to the Central Family Ministries project manager.

Essential Responsibilities

Event Processes 
  • Work with Central Family Ministries leadership to plan and execute events
  • Reserve resources and gather materials for events
  • Manage Central Family Ministries communication accounts (email, MailChimp, CCB groups etc.) for events and initiatives 
Day-Of Event Coordinating
  • Attend and support the project manager at all Central Family Ministries events such as Daddy Daughter Dance, Students camp, Students retreats, etc.
  • Assist in communication plan and execution with staff and volunteers
Project Management
  • Assist project manager with project timelines and follow through related to events, projects, and other Family Ministry initiatives
  • Assist project manager to prepare and lead kick off meetings

Team Culture

The mission of Family Ministries is to partner with parents and develop leaders to disciple our kids and students to love God, love the church, love the city, and love the nations.

Austin Stone Culture

The current explicit values for The Austin Stone Community Church are:

  • Ruled by God’s Word
  • Christ-Centered in Focus
  • Empowered by the Holy Spirit 
  • Reliant on Prayer
  • Committed to Covenant Community
  • Gospel-Saturated in Discipleship
  • Devoted to Equipping the Saints
  • Relentless in Mission

As a member of our staff, the employee is expected to fully embrace these core values and seek to teach them to others as well.

Employees of The Austin Stone are expected to become partners (our term for members) of the church, fully embracing the values, mission, and purposes. Additionally, all employees of The Austin Stone are expected to understand, affirm, and adhere to our Affirmation of Faith, bylaws, culture map, and other documents defining the beliefs, culture, and mission of The Austin Stone.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as a computer keyboard, mouse, and similar machines.

Disclaimer 

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. 

Culture and Character 

Employees of The Austin Stone are expected to become partners of the church, fully embracing the values, mission, and purposes. Additionally, all employees of The Austin Stone are expected to understand, affirm, and adhere to our Affirmation of Faith, bylaws, culture map, and other documents defining the beliefs, culture, and mission of The Austin Stone.

Employees must also possess the character qualifications of biblical leadership in the church. At a minimum, each employee must agree and aspire to maturity in these qualifications, invite the authority of church community and leaders as a means of growth in them, and pursue them humbly and faithfully by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Please read Attributes of Leaders as Employees at The Austin Stone for a greater description of cultural, character, and other aspects of joining our team at The Austin Stone. 

The Austin Stone Community Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the residency start?

The Austin Stone Residency will start on Monday, August 31, 2023 and run through July 31, 2025.

Important dates

  • Application Opens: August 1, 2022
  • First Round Application Deadline: November 4, 2022
  • Final Round Application Deadline: January 16, 2023
  • Support Training and Workshop in Austin, Texas (Mandatory): March 2023
  • Support Raising Window: March–July 2023
  • Residency Begins: July 31, 2023

What will the schedule be like?

While each resident benefits from different ministry experiences, every resident completes our Austin Stone Development Program (ASDP), an in-depth study of doctrine and spiritual disciplines, leadership training modules, and a capstone project. Residents also attend weekly staff meetings, meet with supervisors once a week, and regularly gather with other residents for lunch and other activities. Residents prioritize abiding in Christ by sabbathing one day a week.

What will residents learn in ASDP?

The Austin Stone Development Program works through several areas of core Christian doctrine:

  • Doctrine of the Word
  • Doctrine of God
  • Doctrine of the Trinity
  • Doctrine of Imago Dei
  • Doctrine of Sin
  • Doctrine of Christ
  • Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
  • Doctrine of Election
  • Doctrine of Salvation
  • Doctrine of Providence
  • Ecclesiology
  • Eschatology

The program, also, addresses several core ministry philosophies at The Austin Stone and many other topics. Additionally, spiritual disciplines are studied and implemented to further stir affection for and obedience to God.

Are residents paid?

Yes, but residents raise financial support to provide a salary for two years.

How do residents raise support?

Residents go through mandatory training with Reliant, a partnering organization, to learn how to raise support and to manage financial gifts and supporters.

Where do residents live?

Residents live throughout the Austin metroplex, often choosing to rent an apartment or home with other residents. Residents are responsible for finding housing.

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