All About: Youth Ministry Internships

All About: Youth Ministry Internships

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A complete starter pack to launch or expand your student ministry intern program as a one-year minister in residence experience.


Looking to start an internship program? Already have an existing one but looking to improve it? Learn from the experience of a program that hosts 7 full-time interns per year and then launches them to a significant student ministry position.

This pack includes everything you need to build a thriving internship with intentionality and purpose. This internship experience is for a full-year intern who is receiving a monthly stipend and housing provided.

This Resource Includes:
• Information and Application Packet (Word, 26 pages)
• Minister in Residence Guidebook outlining all aspects of the internship program and expectations (Word, 15 pages)
• High School Intern job description (Word, 2 pages)
• Sample intern interview questions (Word, 4 pages)
• Host home requirements (Word, 1 page)
• Monthly accountability meeting sheet (Word, 1 page)
• Weekly Goals Sheet (Word, 1 page)
• Employee evaluation (Word, 2 pages)
• Job interview questions (for post-internship, Word, 3+ pages)
• List of possible monthly training topics (Word, 1 page)


Matt Lawson

Matt began serving as Executive Pastor of First Baptist Woodstock in January 2022. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Mobilization Officer for the North American Mission Board where he helped lead the charge to start new churches in North America. He also served for seven years as the founding pastor of Story City Church in Los Angeles, located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Before planting Story City Church, Matt worked in student ministry for 14 years, seeing thousands place their faith in Christ and hundreds sent on short-term missions. A South Carolina native and a graduate of Clemson University, Matt also earned a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Laura, have been married for 15 years and have three children.