Calvary Bible | Student Ministry

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Calvary Bible Church is a multi-site church in the greater Denver area with locations in the towns of Erie and Boulder. They are specifically looking for candidates who want to do student ministry.


Below is some Q & A with Chris Barnes, the Director of Student Ministries.

What are your greatest hopes and dreams for the next couple of years for your church?

This year Calvary Bible Church will celebrate 130 years in Boulder.  In 2006, we expanded Calvary Bible into the town of Erie, located about 15 miles east of Boulder.  At the time the town was projected to double in size and no church had yet established a presence there.  Currently our Erie campus has approximately 1,100 attendees.  In the next couple of years we hope to plant a third campus in another strategic location. 

We desire to continue to be faithful to how God is leading us to exist as a church and grow our community.

Does your church’s website state the mission, vision, values and key distinctives of your church?
Yes |

Check out Middle School  Instagram HERE

Check out Middle School Instagram HERE


How many full-time pastors do you currently have?

6 Pastors

24 Full Time Ministry Directors

Please describe the current staff structure
Calvary Bible is overseen by an Elder Board which is comprised of elected members of the church and our Senior Pastor, Tom Shirk.


Lead Team (Senior Pastor, 2 Executive Pastors & Erie Campus Teaching Pastor) leads the direction of the church. This team is overseen by the Elder Board.

Department and Ministry Leaders lead specific ministries they oversee and primarily report to the Executive Pastors.

Volunteers are equipped, empowered and developed to lead through our Leadership Pipeline.
Team Member à Group Leader à Coach à Ministry Leader


What qualities does it take to “win” on staff at your church?  

Ability to build and empower leaders and teams. 

Take ownership and initiative within your ministry.

Highly motivated and able to work on your own.

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Who will the resident report to?  Will there be a different person acting as coach?

The Student Ministry interns will report to the Director of Student Ministries, who will also act as the resident coach.

Are there particular assessment tools that you prefer when exploring potential staff people?
Enneagram & Strengths Finder

How long has senior leadership been serving in your church?

Senior Pastor – 27 years

Executive Pastor - Erie – 20+ years

Executive Pastor – Boulder – 10+ years

Erie Campus Pastor – 10+ years

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Are you affiliated with a particular denomination or association of churches? If so, what websites could one investigate to gain further understanding?

EFCA – Evangelical Free Church of America –


What are the key doctrinal and theological issues where alignment is essential?

See Calvary Bible Church ( and EFCA statement of faith (


What is your average weekend attendance?
1700 (1100 in Erie & 600 in Boulder)

In general, what is your church demographic?

Average Age – 43
Our church reflects our communities

      Upper Middle Class

      90+% Caucasian

      Young Families with 3-5 kids

Is there more than one site or venue? If so, please describe.
We operate as one church in two locations (Boulder and Erie, CO) with unique ministries at each campus.

How many conversions has your church had in the past 12 months? (however you define this and whatever you count)
40 baptisms

What percentage of people are involved in a small group?
80% of regular attenders

What is your church known for in the community?

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A trusted partner working toward the total welfare of our city/community.

17. How much are you planning on financially compensating your resident?  Is it set or is it flexible?

$600 a month stipend

Assist in finding housing with a host family

Attend a Student Ministry conference with Student Ministry team

Reimbursable expenses

      Cell phone - monthly

      Miles driven for work – monthly

What are the expected work hours and what does a typical workweek look like for this resident? 

At least 25 hours a week.

Interns will work directly with the HSM and MSM Directors to help implement student ministry programs, build relationships with students, learn to empower leaders and develop ministry skills in areas of interest.

 What are three single-word-adjectives that describe what it’s like to work on your church staff?


What are your greatest hopes & goals for a future resident?
Our hope is to help confirm an interns calling to ministry and equip him/her to lead a spiritually vibrant and healthy student ministry. We hope every intern leaves Calvary Student Ministries ready to lead a student ministry of his/her own. We also hope every intern has a ton of fun and at the conclusion of the residency he/she loves student ministry more than at the start.

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