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  • Youth / Student Ministry

Our church…

  • is Baptist
  • has an average worship attendance of 75 thousand

Job at Sagebrush Church

Student Ministry Openings

Job Description

Located in the beautiful State of New Mexico, Sagebrush Church is seeking to escape the ordinary in ministry, and we’re excited to meet the students who feel called to do the same. Our one-year Apprenticeship Program aims to mentor and equip young men and women who are interested in working in student ministry and prepare them with the tools to pursue the Great Commission.

This is not an internship, rather, our program, is ideal for college students who are in their final year, those who have recently graduated, anyone whose completed an internship, and are searching for a place to contribute their creative perspectives.

 Free housing is provided, and a relocation allowance is available for those living outside the State of New Mexico.
  It’s a full-time position and a paid role. We also offer an amazing health and wellness benefits package which includes healthcare, dental care, vision care, retirement savings and other perks.  We offer a customized mentoring and training program that will take what you've learned in school and apply that to real-world, hands-on experience in communities across our state.  You’ll learn how to create biblically accurate, culturally relevant, and high-attractional teaching/ discipleship programs, along with engaging in outreach community events.
  We offer paid vacation and sick leave, along with nine paid holidays throughout the year.
  There are opportunities for advancement and permanent job placement upon successfully completing the residency program.

Here's what our residents are saying about their program:
"My favorite part about the program is the hands-on training that we get. This program allows individuals to get their feet wet in ministry without the fear of being burnt out. Sagebrush staff come along with each resident and build and train them up, not only in ministry but in life." – Youth Pastor, Zach.

“My favorite thing about the residency program at Sagebrush is the amount of opportunity I have had for growth and leadership.” - Elsie is part of our Worship Leader/Arts Residency Program

There are multiple reasons why we have an ongoing Apprenticeship Program, here are a few:
 We believe God has called us to help develop the next generation of young leaders into ministry.
  We have the ability, time, talent, and opportunity to invest in people, regardless of where God may lead them in the future.
  We have a dedicated team of mentors who will equip you for a lifetime of impactful ministry; Mark 1:17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

 Youth Ministry (middle and high school)  Discipleship (walking alongside our new Believers)  Worship & Music Arts
  Creative Arts (Digital, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Videography)
  Production Arts (Sound, Video, Lighting, and Live Production)

Not sure which path God may be calling you toward? That’s OK. Through seasoned mentors, and ministry leaders, you’ll develop essential career skills that will prepare you for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

 You must be at least 18 years of age and a follower of Christ who has been biblically baptized.
  Hold, or are about to attain, a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry, Christian Studies, Christian Leadership, Creative, Worship, or Production Arts. Don’t see your degree? Don’t worry, other areas of study will be considered. Just let us know what you’re interested in! 
  You have to be gripped by the vision to fulfill the Great Commission and have a dynamic and growing relationship with Christ and enjoy a way of life that is Jesus-focused. 
  You’re a trailblazer who inspires others about their relationship with Christ.
  We move fast, so bring your ability to keep pace and embrace change like it’s your BFF.
  Must be unmarried/single to be eligible for paid housing; Otherwise, a married applicant is responsible for his or her own housing.
  Enjoy working in a challenging environment that requires ninja skills to balance what God has planned, yet offers loads of fun while winning one more for Christ.


If you can envision yourself working alongside some of the most passionate, fun-loving, and Jesus-focused teams in the country, visit our Apprentice Page and complete the Apprenticeship Application.

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Sagebrush Church

AT THE HEART of Sagebrush Church is our mission, to know Christ, and to make Christ known. Together, let's win one more for Christ, come join our team!
​​ Sagebrush is reaching worldwide through our online presence and serving people locally on campuses across the beautiful State of New Mexico and in Belize. We aim to provide high-quality, relevant, and exciting experiences for all ages no matter how, or where they attend. All in-person locations have live worship, kids and student ministry programs, and on-site pastors who are available to help people feel at home. Our weekend services are available online and on-demand, so anyone can watch from the comfort of their home whenever it fits their schedule.

We just celebrated our 24th year anniversary and thrive under the leadership of our Senior Pastor, Todd Cook. To learn more about us, check out our social media pages on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, or explore your options to connect with us via the Sagebrush Church App.