Family Ministries Special Events Resident


As part of the Central Family Ministries Team at The Austin Stone Community Church, the special events resident will serve as a two-year resident (2024–2026) and will help execute a variety of tasks in managing special events that help disciple our kids and students to love God, love the church, love the city, and love the nations.

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

  • Students: SCL (Winter Retreat), Summer Camp, Girls Gathering, Central Leader Trainings
  • Kids: Mother/Son Amazing Race, Daddy Daughter Dance
  • Family: Family Ministry monthly staff huddles, Family Ministry strategic initiatives 

 Finally, the special events 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 special events resident will report to the Central Family Ministries senior project manager.

Essential Responsibilities

Event Processes 
  • Work with Central Family Ministries leadership and the kids and students congregation staff to dream, plan and execute Central Family Ministries events
  • Assist the project manager with the creation and follow through of event timelines 
  • Assist the project manager in preparing for kick off meetings and team planning days
  • Work alongside the project manager to coordinate event details such as decor, catering, transportation, promotional materials, schedules, etc.
  • Coordinate with vendors in relation to catering, printing, merchandise, facility rentals, etc
  • Gather and order materials for events
  • Create, develop, improve and maintain existing event resources and processes
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 troubleshooting issues that arise on event days
  • Assist in managing the set up and tear down logistics of each event
  • Provide leadership through displayed energy and passion at events
General Team Responsibilities
  • Organizing and maintaining ministry event supplies
  • Other administrative and ministry tasks as assigned

Team Culture

Family Ministries at The Austin Stone is guided by our three pillars: truth, fun, and love. 

  • Truth: We hold the Bible as the perfect word of God. Therefore, we teach and refer to it as often as we can in a variety of environments and methods. 
  • Fun: We hope to create environments and spaces where people want to be. Fun makes any environment easy to come into no matter where someone is in their walk with Jesus. Fun also allows walls to come down and connections to be made with others.
  • Love: We want our kids and students to learn and experience the gospel.

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.


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 August 01, 2024 and run through July 31, 2026.

Important dates

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • First Round Application Deadline: November 3, 2023
  • Final Round Application Deadline: January 12, 2024
  • Support Training and Workshop in Austin, Texas (Mandatory): March 2024
  • Support Raising Window: March–July 2024
  • Residency Begins: August 1, 2024

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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