We believe God has a next step for everyone and that Summer Staff who join us are taking a huge next step by spending the summer with us. God has plans and purposes for your life that we would love to help you discover and develop. This happens through prayer and conversations with the staff as well as specific leadership training opportunities. Several of our summer staff have gone on to serve in ministry - some of them here at The Bridge!
We have a great staff with a ton of valuable wisdom and experience to share. Summer Staff will be paired up with a staff member in a ministry focus such as worship, media & communications, student or children ministries, prayer, etc. This will provide you with specific training and roles that will equip you for the future. Plus, we get excited about what gifts and ideas God has given you that will influence our ministry opportunities. We will expect you to do the little things while also giving you opportunities that will stretch and grow you.
Summer Staff at The Bridge is designed for college age and young adults who have a relationship with Jesus. We desire to encourage and equip those who believe the local church is an extension of God’s mission, specifically those who may be wondering if God is calling them into ministry.
A typical work week for Summer Staff includes hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. You will be paid for 20 hrs per week. Depending on the activities you are involved in you may end up working closer to 30 hrs per week.
The Bridge is a non-denominational church that was planted 12 years ago with the vision to see lives changed in and around Ottumwa, Iowa. As a church, we're committed to welcoming people where they're at and being a church that unchurched people love to attend. Since 2007, our first year as a church, we've grown to a weekly average attendance of 1500 people. In 2019, we launched a Bridge Campus in Centerville, IA and in 2021 we plan to launch a campus in Fairfield, IA.
We will find you host families from The Bridge or other housing arrangements. For Summer Staff from Ottumwa and the surrounding communities, it may make the most sense for you to stay at home.
The application will take 20-30 minutes to complete. If you've never been to The Bridge Church, it would be super helpful for you to come on a Sunday and get a feel for things. Let us know when you are coming and we would be happy to meet with you and show you around.
If you are ready to apply now, please select 'I'm Ready to Apply' and fill out the application.
The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. We encourage you to fill it out as soon as possible as spots fill up quickly.
We understand that you may still have questions about us. Feel free to reach out with any comments or questions!