Summer Internships

Thank you for your interest in our summer intern program. Our internship program for 2021 is on hold as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We hope to have a decision by late January. Please check back then for an update.

The purpose of Summer Internship Program at The Church of the Resurrection is to help college students and young adults explore their interest in ministry through hands-on experiences in a church setting. For questions about the internship program, please email Randy Meyer.

We cultivate this call by:

  • Exposing the intern to excellent ministry accomplished by dedicated leaders and teams.
  • Identifying an intern’s ministry passion, skill set and spiritual gifting.
  • Providing opportunities for interns to utilize their gifts and skills within a specific ministry.
  • Promoting the development of leadership skills by allowing interns to manage details of specific ministry programming.
  • Giving interns the opportunity to work both independently and with a team on ministry specific projects.
  • Provide an environment for interns grow in knowledge, faith, and maturity within a ministry setting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know, love and serve God.
  • Exemplify the church’s values and uphold the staff covenant.
  • Support the church’s purpose, vision and journey.
  • Preferred candidates will have completed their freshman year of college or have at least one-year of post-high school experience.
  • Must be able to work either full-time or part-time for a total of 10 weeks over the summer.
  • Willing to share workspaces with other interns or volunteers.

Summer interns will:

  • Serve in a ministry department with specific job responsibilities and ministry goals.
  • Attend weekly meetings with their supervisor to set goals and receive feedback on their work.
  • Attend a group orientation session at the beginning of their internship.
  • Build community with fellow interns by participating in group learning opportunities 6-8 times over the summer with topics such as:
    • Leadership development
    • Spiritual growth
    • Church structure and governance
    • Worship planning
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Strategic planning
  • Receive exposure to the church staff as a whole through our weekly staff chapel gathering. Interns with pastoral interest will be encouraged to help with the planning and leadership of Chapel as part of a cross-departmental team responsible for developing content.
  • Provide a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the summer that summarizes their experiences and articulates the status of their ministry call.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

  • Interns will not receive housing, however, if needed, the church may assist a candidate with finding a host family for the 10-week internship period.
  • Interns may serve a maximum of two summers. Exceptions must be approved by an Executive Director.
  • Internships begin on May 26, 2020.

Internship Areas

Adult Discipleship

Actively participate in various discipleship and evangelism environments such as large group classes, small groups, Sunday educational opportunities, curriculum development and volunteer leadership training events. Will attend weekly leadership team meetings and meet with each member of the discipleship leadership team at least once in order to get an understanding of each area of specialization.

Children's Ministry – Early Childhood (birth through pre-K)

From behind the scenes brainstorming, lesson planning, and supply preparation, to volunteer coordination, communication, and training, this experience will be hands on. You will be present at all KiDSCOR programming and will have the opportunity to build relationships with families, kids, and volunteers. You will participate in team meetings and will play a critical part in creating a dynamic children's ministry.

Children's Ministry – Elementary (K through 5th grade)

You will experience summer camps, weekend programming, and other special events for kids that take place through the summer. Interns will have the opportunity to do prep work for each event as well as lead kids during the actual event. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend KiDSCOR staff meetings and see all that goes into make a successful ministry with elementary kids!

Congregational Care

Be mentored and engaged in providing care for our congregation, including, but not limited to, visitation for hospital and care homes, responding to prayer requests, and connecting one-on-one with congregants to ensure that they feel supported in their time of need.

You will also have an opportunity to assist in hospitality for programs happening through the summer, such as the Recovery Ministry, Grief Ministry, or other classes taking place. As desired, you will have a chance to shadow other pastoral ministry opportunities such as weddings, funerals and pastoral counseling. There will be an opportunity to participate in special projects for Congregational Care involving organization, special events and worship services.

Communications - Video Production

Assist in all aspects of video production – scriptwriting, shooting and editing. Some experience with video production and familiarity with Adobe Premier editing software is necessary. The video team supports worship and ministry on all four campuses.

Communications – General

Assist in all aspects of communication – print, video and digital, with a primary focus on the website and social media. Strong writing skills and experience with creating content for websites and social media would be helpful. The Communications team supports worship and ministry on all four campuses.

Guest Connections

Will have the opportunity to gain skills across a broad range of career paths: event planning and implementation (including managing a budget), communicating effectively, volunteer management, worship logistics, and providing excellent customer service. Primary responsibilities will include planning and implementing summer fellowship/outreach events, with participation in weekend worship set-up and services behind-the-scenes, and providing support to Guest Connections staff in ministries ranging from worship hospitality and visitor follow-up to re-connection of current members.

Human Resources

Learn about Human Resources by assisting our team with projects related to benefits, staffing, and training. Projects will include research and recommendations for best practices when it comes to time-off benefits, training topics, and recruitment strategies. Additionally, the intern will assist with screening applicants, conducting reference checks, and handling new hire processing. Working alongside Human Resources professionals, there will be opportunities for input and management of data for our HRIS, exploration of recruitment sources and techniques, and preparation of resources and materials for employees and supervisors.

Matthew's Ministry

Work with individuals with special needs from children to adults in a variety of ministry settings, including Sunday school, Bible study, respite events, VBC and adult enrichment activities.


This position will support both Local and Global Mission Ministries serving opportunities while focusing on a few major projects. Our intern will assist with enhancing volunteer engagement in a variety of ministries (including Bless the School, Global Serve Trips, School Supply & Uniform Drive, Schools Furnishings Hope and Missions training initiatives). Administrative duties will include assisting with event and program planning, evaluating and making recommendations for communications including social media. Flexible schedule is needed as there will be some weekend and evening events.

Resurrection Overland Park: Children’s Focus

The Resurrection Overland Park Summer Intern would begin their summer helping to prepare for Vacation Bible Camp and then help with summer camp. Following VBC, this intern would continue to aid in different KiDSCOR jobs, as well as in the Resurrection Overland Park Food Pantry.

Student Ministries

Assist in leading big events for 6th – 12th grades, such as helping on domestic mission trips and being cabin leaders at summer camp at YouthFront. On a weekly basis interns will help lead weekly Bible Studies, help teach and lead Sunday School small groups, and assist with different fun events such as high school ultimate Frisbee and middle school kickball nights. Interns will grow in the areas of small group leadership, public speaking, relationship building & discipleship, and logistical event planning.