Young Adult Ministry Residency - Paid

Contract position: August 2019 - May of 2020
10 hours per week at $11/hr. 
Location: Ada Bible Church, East Paris Location, Grand Rapids, MI 

Contact: Jeanna Boase, MA Counseling at jboase@adabible.orgto submit resume & cover letter. 
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UNION is a group of young adults and young professionals from the Grand Rapids area who come together on Tuesday evenings for worship, bible study, and peer-to-peer discussion. Join this thriving community of 200+ young adults who share the vision to live out their faith, discover community, pursue Christ, and love the world well. 

The Resident will co-create a detailed job description in collaboration with the UNION staff in order to curate meaningful work that fits both the goals of the team and the Resident’s goals for ministry development. Below are some of the different opportunities available. 

Tuesday Gatherings (2-7 hrs./week):Opportunities exist to build mentor-like relationships with young adult leaders, assist in spiritual formation practices via planning and execution, practice care conversations via facilitating table discussions, practice public speaking skills via announcements, and develop team collaboration skills via our staff planning meetings. 

Other Ministry Opportunities for Resident (3-8 hrs./week):

  • Teaching, Care, & Worship:
    • Opportunities exist for teaching, leading small groups on or off-site, facilitating bible studies or topical book studies, mentoring individuals, leadership development/training of volunteers, worship team, and developing new discipleship opportunities.
  • Service/Justice Work:
    • Opportunities exist to create service events for UNION attendees to participate in as well as developing and implementing new ideas for UNION attendees to develop missional and justice-oriented mindsets.
  • Communications/Event Planning/Other:
    • Opportunities exist to help with social media, marketing, event planning such as our Fall Retreat (October) and Leader’s Retreat (January). 


Congregation Size: 
250 - 500

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Contact Name: 
Jeanna Boase
Grand Rapids


Email Address: 
How to Apply: 
E-mail resume and cover letter to