Do you want to learn how to tell gospel-centered stories? Do you want to lead a team of storytellers one day? Are you called to pastor and work alongside other artists? If so, we’d like to invite you to apply for a full-time residency with The Austin Stone Story Team.
Story Team and The Austin Stone Community Church have a passion for equipping Christians for ministry and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this in many ways, from missional communities and equipping classes in our church body, to providing free resources through austinstoneworship.com, this website, and other avenues. We also offer internships and residencies to equip believers for vocational ministry.
If you want to learn how to tell stories that proclaim the gospel of Jesus and lead people to worship Him for who He is and what He has done, then we invite you to apply for our residency program. Our next round of residents will start on September 1, 2016. You can apply to be a resident as a:
What is the Story Team Residency Program?
Story Team offers two-year, full-time, support-funded residencies through the Austin Stone Institute. As part of this program you will grow in the areas of:
- Doctrine & theology
- Character & affections
- Practical storytelling & ministry skills
As a Story Team Resident, you will work with Story Team staff, volunteer artists, and other residents to tell stories of how God is moving in the body of The Austin Stone and the city of Austin, Texas. These full-time positions focus on developing the practical skills required to tell stories with excellence, serve others, and provide pastoral care for the volunteer artists on Story Team. For two years you will also work alongside residents and staff from across The Austin Stone to support our ministries and the people under our care.
Who we are looking for
The ideal applicant for a Story Team Residency is a hard-working, creative, and talented individual who believes that they have been called by God to use their artistic gift of storytelling to serve, equip, and encourage the local church. Applicants must have a strong work ethic and passion to pursue excellence in the art they create and the stories that they tell.
All applicants will need to provide a collection of work as part of the application process. Ideally, a candidate would be a college graduate or someone with professional creative experience in a marketplace position.
If you believe you fit the application requirements and feel called to pursue this opportunity, we would love to talk to you! You can apply for the 2016-2018 residency program which starts on September 1, 2016 right now at the links below.