“But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’” (Matthew 20:25-28 ESV)
One of the greatest ways a Christian can demonstrate the heart of God is by embodying the posture of a servant for others as King Jesus did for us. As a primary vehicle in our mission to love the church, the service teams ministry gives our people a tangible opportunity to serve the body of Christ every week. This is achieved by inviting our people to use their giftings to help create a space for the Word of God to be preached and pure worship to be experienced during our Sunday services!
As part of the service team ministry at The Austin Stone, the Downtown Service Teams Resident will be responsible for supporting the Service Teams Director with upholding the ministry culture, upholding Sunday service excellence, administrative tasks, and supporting the service teams leaders and volunteers as needs arise.
The Downtown Service Teams Resident will report to the Downtown Service Teams Director.
In everything they do, the Service Teams Resident will help uphold the four pillars of the service teams ministry culture:
These core identities of our team will dictate how we operate with one another, with the rest of our pastoral and staff team, and in the context of the wider church.
The current explicit values for The Austin Stone Community Church are:
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.
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.
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.
The Austin Stone Residency will start on Monday, August 31, 2023 and run through July 31, 2025.
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.
The Austin Stone Development Program works through several areas of core Christian doctrine:
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.
Yes, but residents raise financial support to provide a salary for two years.
Residents go through mandatory training with Reliant, a partnering organization, to learn how to raise support and to manage financial gifts and supporters.
Residents live throughout the Austin metroplex, often choosing to rent an apartment or home with other residents. Residents are responsible for finding housing.