Rocky Creek is committed to making disciples through the next generation of church leaders. Our Entrust program is designed to give students the opportunity to serve, study, and lead alongside the staff at Rocky Creek.
Qualifications for the Entrust Program
- Christ Follower
- Must agree with the vision and purposes of Rocky Creek
- Must agree with the statement of faith for Rocky Creek
- Professional in behavior, communication, and work ethic
- Quick to adapt to unexpected changes in the workplace
- Ability to develop Christ-centered relationships with others
- Ability to communicate the Gospel and your story of salvation
- Takes initiative to solve problems
The Application Process
1. Complete an application form and allow Rocky Creek to complete a nationwide background check.
2. Complete an interview with ministry leaders.
3. Complete all required forms, attend training, and set up a written plan for the assigned ministry project, internship, or lay ministry residency if approved for the program.
Entrust Area Descriptions
Participants in internships are students who can spend a semester at Rocky Creek in an assigned ministry area. The student will receive a small allowance for serving but will also receive a scholarship based on the number of hours the student is able to serve each week. Each intern will agree to a comprehensive ministry plan to expose the intern to various ministries and processes of ministry as well as agree to a code of conduct while serving as an intern at Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Interns will walk away from the semester with a clear resume description of what the intern has accomplished while serving and will have staff references to be able to use in building a ministry resume.
Participants in the lay ministry residency program are those who can clearly communicate a call to ministry and find themselves at Rocky Creek for a time of renewal, rest, or are members of Rocky Creek either with past ministry experience or ready to obtain ministry experience exploring ministry as a vocation. The lay ministry residency team will meet monthly to encourage each other, to share ministry concerns, and to pray for each other, and to grow together as a ministry team.
Participants in ministry projects are students who need to complete a project for class credit. Under the direction of the professor and with the supervision of the assigned minister, the student will take the initiative to define the steps needed to complete the project and will schedule hours with the assigned minister to plan for the completion of the project. The assigned minister will assist the student and will participate in an end-of-project evaluation to help the student identify the student’s strengths and weaknesses. The student will agree to a code of conduct while serving as an intern at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.