Resident (Intern) at Gateway Church
Austin, Texas

Title: Resident

Department: Various

Reporting Structure: Residency Lead/ Mentor

Positions Supervised: None

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Full Time


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The Mission of Gateway Church is:

“To help people explore God and become a unified community of growing, multiplying Christ-followers.”

The mission above is not one person’s job on staff at Gateway, it is every person’s job. Every employee will assume responsibility to execute the mission as an individual. In fact, the highest priority and expectation of every Gateway employee is to do this mission in a personal way. To help people explore God (through invitation and volunteer recruitment) and become a unified community (through team building and spiritual care) of growing, multiplying (through deeper spiritual investment and training), Christ-followers.



We are seeking driven, hard-working, and teachable individuals that are passionate about learning and eager to explore their calling into ministry. Over the course of nine months (September- May), Gateway Residents will be equipped, empowered, and coached to serve and lead in the church.

You will gain valuable life-changing training, and hands-on direct ministry experience in leadership and discipleship from seasoned leaders.

The ministry area in which a Gateway Resident will serve will be based on a lot of factors including: an individual’s experience, chemistry on a team, leadership availability, and lots of prayer.


Primary Functions

Discover and develop leadership style, understand and practice gifts, and learn other valuable tools through leadership development and mentor meetings
Learn to develop and disciple others
Learn, develop, and ultimately lead projects or area(s) within a ministry under the coaching and guidance of a ministry mentor
Commit to Gateway’s mission, vision, and staff culture


Outcomes and Expectations of the Program

Program Outcomes

Achieve leadership skills that are applicable both in ministry and secular career opportunities
Gain individual experience of the different aspects of ministry
Obtain direct hands on experience while being mentored in ministry area(s) and leadership role(s)
Experience individual transformative growth


Program Expectations

Fulfill Residency role as stated in the job description
Commit to completing the 9- month Residency program
Show up with a willingness to learn and a posture of humility and integrity
Ability to be flexible with schedule
Willingness to travel between campuses
Residents will be expected to work 40+ hours per week and will be required to raise support
for a portion of their salary


Spiritual Development

Each Resident will be assigned a 1 on 1 mentor
All Residents will be a part of a family group together
All Residents will attend a Resident Retreat
All Residents will receive a biblical foundation by learning Scripture as:
God’s Word
Narrative of God and His people
Tool for Personal Growth
Tool for Ministering


Leadership Development

Learn and experience what it means to be a servant leader
Skills Learning how to
Lead a Team
Create and implement vision
Create buy in
Learn and experience the skills to be an adaptive leader


Ministry Development

Learn and experience in fast-paced ministry and ministry support areas. Areas “may” include

Creative Arts:  Worship, music, and production at a campus level
Creative Media: Marketing & Communication, film, and social media across campuses
Kids: Birth- Elementary aged kids
Students: Middle school & high school students
Mobilization: Local and Global Serve


Desired Qualifications

Teachable and humble spirit
Clear calling to explore vocational ministry
Some volunteer or leadership experience in a church
Ability to thrive in a fast- paced environment


Spiritual Criteria

Must have an intimate and growing relationship with Christ
Must make Gateway church your church home
Must become a commissioned leader at Gateway Church (or be willing to if not currently
Model standards and expectations of commissioned leaders at Gateway Church


Working Conditions and other information

Sunday through Thursday schedule (Saturdays as needed) with added responsibilities for holidays and
special events as assigned
Easter and Christmas - all hands- on deck for our services and even
Annual All Staff Retreat- dates are subject to change but typically fall sometime in May
Attend all functions that we require of our Commissioned Core (i.e. Leadership Community, etc.)



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Gateway Church
6800 West Gate Blvd #120
Austin, Texas 78745


Gateway Church
+1 512-837-2162
[email protected]


Austin, Texas
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry