As part of the Students Team at The Austin Stone Community Church, the Students Resident will be responsible for furthering our mission of partnering with parents, developing leaders, and discipling students.
The resident will be responsible for working alongside the Congregation Students Director to lead the Students Ministry at their congregation. The primary purpose of a Students Resident is for them to develop personally (character) and professionally (competency) through service and leadership opportunities in the Students Ministry at The Austin Stone.
The primary mission of the Students Ministry is to partner with parents and develop leaders to disciple students to love God, the church, the city, and the nations. Students Residents will assist in all aspects of the ministry to achieve this primary mission. The resident will report to their Congregation Students Director, but will regularly collaborate and work alongside Students Residents and directors of the other congregations. The Austin Stone has one Students Ministry with six expressions represented at each of our campuses. While primary leadership and service responsibilities will be dependent on the resident’s specific congregation, Students Residents will work with the other congregations to plan, coordinate, and execute central events, trips, and ministry initiatives for the whole Students Ministry.
We seek to accomplish our mission within the church through the following values:
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.