Snapshot

9-month Commitment

Work 10-20 hours/week

Raise a suggested $5,000-$10,000 (if needed)

Ages of 19 and up!


The River Church Internship program is designed to give training and hands on experience, while working in a number of the greater Denver neighborhoods. You will work with the River Church staff and volunteers, receive personal mentoring in the areas of HEART, HEAD and HANDS, and leadership training to help discern your gifts and calling for the future. 


Areas of Possible Focus:

Worship/Ministry

Children’s Ministry (River Kids) 

Youth Ministry (River Youth) 

Young Adults

Small Groups (Life Groups) 

Communications (Graphic Design, Video, Photography, Media) 

Pastoral Ministry

Preaching/Teaching Ministry

Outreach Ministry

Food Bank Ministry

River Institute


Areas of Development

The River Church Internship will help develop participants in the following areas during weekly meetings and service: 


HEART - This is the area of character development where the internship will explore spiritual growth, holy living, love, compassion and humility as a foundation as a follower of Jesus leading to potential full time ministry. 


HEAD - This is the area of theological development through biblical study, development as a visionary leader, justice and creativity. 


HANDS - This is the area of skill development exploring fruitfulness in ministry, sacramental oversight in the local church, communication in preaching and teaching and empowering others to lead. 


Frequently Asked Questions

WHY APPLY? 

  • To gain hands-on ministry experience •
  • To serve the local church and understand the “behind the scenes” details
  • To learn how to use your time and talents advancing the Kingdom of God through the local church
  • To learn and discover where God is calling you long term. 
  • To learn how to use the gifts and abilities God has given you inside and outside the local church


WHAT IS THE SUGGESTED FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $5,000-$10,000 FOR? 

Some Interns will need to raise funds for the 9-month internship. This money does not go to the church. Interns must consider their expenses and raise the amount of money needed. 


ARE HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED? 

Interns must provide their own transportation. There is no intern housing, however, if housing is needed, we can do our best to assist you in finding housing. 


WILL I RECEIVE PAYMENT OR BENEFITS? 

No. While internships are unpaid and interns aren’t offered benefits, interns gain valuable real life experience in local church ministry you will not receive in the classroom. 


CAN I HAVE ANOTHER JOB OR ATTEND SCHOOL WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE INTERNSHIP? 

YES! Interns are allowed to have another job or attend school because we understand there are other demands and responsibilities in your development. 


MORE QUESTIONS? 

Email Pastor Jeff Baxter