Are you ready for possibly one of the toughest, but most rewarding summers of your life? Serving on staff of a Student Life team will not only place you in an amazing position to serve the local church all summer, but you will see what it is like to live, eat and travel with at least 22 other college-aged students with the same heartbeat as yours. Student Life stands for Helping People Know Christ Through His Word, and you can be the hands and feet that puts this vision to action.
Go ahead and spend some time on this site. Check out the different positions that Student Life has to offer on the Job Description page, and see which one best fits you. Applications are available from October 1st through January 31st.
Interested in bringing the Gospel to thousands of teenagers this summer? We would love to talk to you!
Apply now to join our awesome team of summer staffers.
Be sure to let your references know to be on the look out for an email from Student Life.
Q: How does the summer staff get from location to location during the summer?
A: Each team travels together in Student Life vehicles. Team members 21 years of age and above are eligible to drive.
Q: Can I bring my own vehicle if I want to?
A: Please do not bring your car to travel with during the summer. If you choose to do this, you will not be reimbursed for gas/mileage. There will be an assigned place if you would like to keep your car at the Student Life office during the summer while you are gone.
Q: What if I am graduating from college after training week starts?
A: Arrangements need to be made ahead of time. We will make sure you are able to attend your graduation, however please note your graduation date on your application.
Q: How much do Student Life summer employees make?
A: Salaries range between $1,400 and $3,200 for the summer, depending on the position.
Q: What if I need to leave for an event (wedding, emergency, etc.)?
A: Every effort should be made to avoid any absence during the summer.
If an emergency occurs, you will be able to leave to be with your family. Concerning weddings, a lot depends on the summer schedule. It may be that a wedding you are in is scheduled on an off weekend for your team. This will be a decision that is made between you and your Event Director. All these arrangements need to be clearly communicated ahead of time during your interview and on your application as they may affect which team you are placed on.
Q: How do I schedule arriving and departing for the summer?
A: Student Life will reimburse for travel expenses up to $250 for flights or $100 for mileage/gas. When teams are assigned, you can make arrangements based upon your assigned arrival date. If you need to leave before your assignment is completed, it must be noted on your application and may affect your pay.
Q: Can my friends and family come visit me during the summer?
A: Guests are welcome! If a guest wants to visit and stay overnight in a local hotel or on campus when available, they are encouraged to visit towards the end of the week. When staying on campus, fees for overnight stays will apply. The schedule is extremely busy early in the week and guests naturally distract staff members being visited. Please do not have guests on the 1st day of camp. Guests do not need to stay more than 2 nights/3 days.
Q: What are the rooming arrangements for the summer? Where do we stay?
A: You will stay on the campus/conference center/hotel nearby. Since all teams travel, this means a lot of dorm rooms/conference center rooms. You, as a staff member, are responsible for bringing appropriate bedding for the summer to make sure you are comfortable. You will be informed of these details prior to arrival. When possible, staff will stay in the best facility available on location.
Q: What if I am required to come in early for Tech/Drama Rehearsals, where will I live?
A: If you are coming to Birmingham for rehearsals, housing will be taken care of if needed. You will either be housed in homes around the area or in a local hotel.
Q: What do we do when we have a day off?
A: Generally, this is considered a day of rest. Most people will be tired and need to catch up on sleep. Usually, the Event Director and Event Coordinator will come up with options for the team. Ex.- day at the beach, amusement park, baseball game, nice dinner (all depending on where you are when your break occurs).
Q: What expenses will I have during the summer?
A: While on a campus, you do not have to pay for food in most circumstances. You will need money for laundry, Wal-Mart runs, supplemental money for when your team goes out for a nice meal, and any other spending you intend to do (trips to the mall, movies, etc). The summer provides a great opportunity for you to save money because expenses are few.
Q: Can I pick the locations at which I would like to serve?
A: Each team has a very specific schedule, so choosing locations is not an option.
Q: When will I find out about a job?
A: We will begin notifying people around the first of March. Teams are announced April 1.
In almost 20 years of ministry, Student Life has constantly experienced God's faithfulness and blessing. It's humbling to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ transforming youth at our events. We pray God continues to use Student Life in growing His Kingdom.
Student Life Camp hosts its first event with 400 teenagers from six churches. The leaders include Mark Matlock and singing group Say So, now known as Point of Grace.
Student Life Camp grows to four camps and establishes Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GAas its primary location for the early years.
Student Life Student Conference launches in 10 cities. Thousands of teenagers gather for biblical teaching and worship.
Student Life also launches Refuge, a free worship gathering where national speakers and worship leaders pour back into youth ministers.
Student Life For Kids begins ministering to children in 3rd-6th grade.
Student Life Mission Camp offers community ministry experiences in Tennessee and Louisiana.
Student Life @ The Beach places our trademark camp programming in a beautiful setting with great success.
Student Life Bible Study offers youth pastors a Bible-based curriculum that follows a strategic six-year plan.
Student Life Missions becomes Servant Life, which takes people on international mission trips to work with our ministry partners in Ukraine, Peru, South Africa and Ecuador.
Student Life Resources begins to develop Bible studies and videos, providing resources to help youth ministers and leaders.
Student Life Camps host a total of 64,075 people at their summer events.
Student Life launches MORF magazine, a free publication to encourage youth ministers, youth workers and parents in their spiritual formation work with teens.
The 15,000th Compassion child is sponsored at a Student Life event due to our targeted focus on helping teenagers impact the nations with the Gospel.
Student Life introduces Urban Serve mission camps, which carry the Great Commission into the heart of a city, with a week at Georgia Tech in the heart of Atlanta.
Student Life joins the LifeWay family of ministries. While a new chapter in the Student Life story, the focus as always remains serving the church by Helping People Know Christ Through His Word.
Student Life Conference returns to sevencities after a four-year hiatus with J.D. Greear, Jeremy Kingsley and Ed Newton proclaiming God's Word while Aaron Keyes and Unhindered lead students in praise.
Student Life celebrates 20 years of ministry by hosting their one millionth person at an event over the summer.