Ministry training urban pacific northwest

Live on mission… even on Lockdown!

Do you enjoy missions, and meeting people of various cultures, beliefs, and perspectives? Do you want to learn hyper-intentionality as you build Gospel relationships where you live, work, and Zoom? Do you want to experience what drives the ministry behind a multi-ethnic church plant that reflects its diverse neighborhood? Do you want to actively engage your own community while out on your “essential” errands?

Grow your Christian faith in a highly post-modern discipleship experience through River City Church’s Virtual Summer Internship program!



DATES: Interns will serve during a 12-week period of Summer 2020. We will be utilizing Zoom for this experience, so you won’t even need to leave the comfort and safety of your bedroom!


FOCUS: We will focus on skills, talents, and giftings already present in each individual, while finding different ways to live on mission in a well-rounded way. You might end up helping on our worship team, creating social media content, editing videos, leading small groups, investing in children’s ministry, etc. Topics discussed will include Discipleship, Living in the Spirit, Effective Evangelism, Prayer, Daily Devotions, and Life in Church Planting.


FUNDRAISING: You will build a team of prayer and financial supporters for your experience at River City. You will be expected to fundraise the cost of this internship, which is $200. We can provide advice and training for building this support team, and you’ll often find your home church to be a great help in this area too!


COMMITMENT: Interns will be expected to commit 15 hours a week between May 25 – August 13.



Ministry training urban pacific northwest“Working with River City Church was an eye opening experience as I explored what the Gospel looks like in a culture different from mine. It was a hands-on and equipping time in how to practically live out the gospel in my community, and how to love my neighbor as myself regardless of how different they may be from me.” -Kendra


Ministry training urban pacific northwest“At River City Church I got to serve the community daily. The purpose of everything we did was to engage people with the Gospel. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a community so interested in what a church is doing, and so many people trying to get in and see what’s up. River City is doing something great.” -Danny


Ministry training urban pacific northwest“The people in the PNW are so open to spiritual things, but many have been burned by Christians and can see straight through fake intentions and ulterior motives. Serving here has truly given me a heart for lost people with different backgrounds than myself and taught me that the first step to reaching people is to love them genuinely.” -Courtnie


Ministry training urban pacific northwest

River City Church publicly launched Easter Sunday 2019, but we have been actively serving in the community since May 2017, with a special emphasis at our local elementary school and college. We are in an urban, diverse neighborhood in Vancouver, WA, just across the river from Portland, OR. The Portland area is home to 2.6 million people and has been named the most unreligious city in the country by Time Magazine. However, millennials here volunteer more than in any other city, and it is one the most environmentally conscious places in the USA. They are passionate about love and justice, but missing a relationship with the Author of love.


Fill out the form below and we will be in touch. If you have questions, please email ryan (@) We are excited to talk with you! Application deadline is May 17.

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