Interns

RYM has two types of internships available:

1. RYM CHURCH INTERNSHIP

- Gain practical training and experience in youth and family ministry, a sound biblical and theological education, and a coherent philosophy of ministry that reflects the principles, presuppositions, and goals of Reformed Youth Ministries.

2. RYM SUMMER INTERNSHIP

- Assist the RYM staff at summer conferences with a variety of tasks including conference set-up, registration, managing activities, sports, and Mega Rec, and planning evening entertainment.
 


Church Internship

View a QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE to the RYM Church Internship Program here.

The RYM Church Internship program exists to:

1) Serve the local church in reaching and equipping junior and senior high school students for Christ in the context of its’ own church body and community

2) Train and equip those who desire to minister to such students in and through the local church

3) Encourage aspiring ministers of the gospel in the legitimacy and merits of long-term ministry to youth and families.

In effect the RYM Church Internship is an apprenticeship that will benefit both the local church and intern in their present and future ministries.

The purpose of the RYM Church Internship Program is to provide interns with practical training and experience in youth and family ministry, a sound biblical and theological education, and a coherent philosophy of ministry that reflects the principles, presuppositions, and goals of Reformed Youth Ministries.

In the short term, we believe that the RYM Church Internship Program will provide local churches with added, more affordable help in their ministry to covenant children and outreach to un-churched students in their communities. We also believe that the ministry of the church to youth and families will be enriched for the long term as RYM is instrumental in providing them with youth and family ministers, directors, and leaders who are more experienced, educated, and intentionally directed in ministry.

Through the RYM Church Internship Program Reformed Youth Ministries and participating local churches and seminaries form a three-fold partnership in training and preparing the future leaders of the church in their callings as ministers of the gospel in general and ministers to youth and families in particular.

Local churches that desire to have an RYM church intern in their local context must:

1) Enter into a partnership with Reformed Youth Ministries via a RYM/Local Church Affiliation Agreement in which the partnering church agrees to the terms and conditions of the RYM Church Internship Program. The purpose of the affiliation agreement is to ensure clear communication and agreed upon expectations between the local church and Reformed Youth Ministries regarding the RYM Church Internship Program so that the interests of the local church, the RYM church intern, and Reformed Youth Ministries are best served. The affiliation agreement sets forth the responsibilities of both the partnering church and Reformed Youth Ministries in implementing and sustaining the RYM Church Internship Program in the context of the local church.

2) Ensure that the primary mentor for the RYM church intern in their church (youth minister, director, leader, or pastor, church planter, etc) attends the RYM Youth Leader Training Conference annually and agree to impart the RYM philosophy of ministry in their church’s ministry to youth and families as well as assisting the RYM church intern in the learning and application of that philosophy of ministry.

Church Internship Application Materials

View a QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE to the RYM Church Internship Program here.

For the prospective CHURCH:

• RYM Church Internship Church Application
• RYM Church Affiliation Agreement

For the prospective INTERN:

• RYM Church Internship Intern Application

Please email completed application materials to the RYM Training & Church Intern Coordinator, Michael Hall.

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Past RYM Church Interns

Reid Greenslade Christ Presbyterian in Olive Branch, MS
Chad Mitchell St. Patrick Presbyterian in Collierville, TN
Laura Laughlin First Presbyterian in Jackson, MS
Ashley Myhal First Presbyterian in Meridian, MS
Ryan Godfrey Christ Our Hope in Wake Forest, NC
Chrissy Guerra Kirk of the Hills in St. Louis, MO
Joe Beck Grace Evangelical in Davidsonville, MD
Chrissy Guerra Kirk of the Hills in St. Louis, MO
Adam Brokaw Redeemer Presbyterian in Raleigh, NC
Heather Davenport First Presbyterian in Jackson, MS
Taylor Howsmon Trinity Presbyterian in Rochester, MN
Michael Bowser Redeemer Presbyterian in Raleigh, NC
Ben Melchers Trinity Presbyterian in Charlottesville, VA
Kathy Giese Trinity Presbyterian in Charlottesville, VA
Pace Holdbrooks Redeemer Presbyterian in Florence, AL
Kyle Brown Redeemer Presbyterian in Raleigh, NC
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Summer Internships

The RYM summer internship program is a wonderful service opportunity for high school graduates who desire to be used of God in reaching youth for Christ and equipping them to serve at RYM summer conferences.
RYM interns will be responsible for helping with, but not limited to the following: conference set up and break down, church registration and check-in, coordinating Mega Rec team games, facilitating activities and sports tournaments, creating evening entertainment and
skits, operating nightly security as well as other behind-the-scenes work that is necessary to run an effective conference by God's grace and for His glory.
RYM summer interns work as part of a team on many small tasks that make up the larger picture of RYM summer conferences. This team is a living picture of the body of Christ in action: all different types of people, personalities, and gifts working together for the sake of the Gospel. The days are long and tiring, but they are full of fun and memories!

Summer Internship APPLICATION MATERIALS

RYM Summer Internship Job Description
• RYM Summer Internship Application

Applications are due by December 15th for the upcoming summer's conference season. Please email completed applications to the RYM Conference Coordinator, Kevin Friedman.

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