At Oh Be Joyful Church we are committed to training, encouraging, developing deep relationships with, and releasing leaders.  

Oh Be Joyful is planted in a unique environment for people to explore their call to ministry. Interns experience a special connection with God through His creation and the intentional community relationships that embody Crested Butte and our church family.

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Strengths-Based Internship Opportunities

Our internship program focuses on helping young adult leaders discover and develop their God-given skills, experience challenges, and create life stories over the course of 24 months that will shape a future of ministry. We prioritize creatively addressing the strengths, weaknesses, and calling of each individual to maximize his or her personal development. Our first commitment in hiring intern staff is to provide Youth leadership to our middle and high school students. When those roles are filled, interns may explore a variety of roles that speak to personal vocation such as Community Outreach, Young Adults, Children, and Community Partnerships.

Our Intern Staff Members

Work 25 hours a week at the church for a minimum of 24 months
Make $10 an hour
Are provided housing by the church
Hold a 15-hour part-time job in the community
Receive a ski pass each winter of their internship

Our Ideal Intern Staff Member

Is a college graduate or seminary student
Is a committed believer in Jesus who takes responsibility for his/her spiritual life
Has excellent social skills and experience that will allow him/her to be effective in the unique CB community
Has a strong sense of calling to explore full-time ministry
Is self-starting, motivated, and a team player
Has a proven ability to commit
Has previous experience in ministry
Has a method of transportation (helpful, but not required)
Has a clear background check
Has a driver's license & cell phone
Has strong references

What is Oh Be Joyful Church?

Oh Be Joyful Church is a 30-year-old evangelical church committed to the mission of reconciliation. We are a body of believers reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, reconciled to one another, and carrying the message of reconciliation to our community and out to the world. We are a very relational, laid back, and authentic community. You can read about our core values of Abiding in Jesus, Going Together, Passing the Baton, and Being Heat & Light on our website. We are committed to bringing up the next generations and believe the Church and the believers that compose it are absolutely relevant in the modern world.

 Click HERE to see a short video of the environment we are in.

Complete the Application

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Contact us at 970-349-6237 or email Scott Winn at

Being an intern at OBJ Church has driven me to grow in my faith. It has challenged me to step up and be a leader and to take responsibility running a youth program. It has allowed me to experience professional ministry from the inside and through that allowed me to truly experience God’s grace and love. Getting to live in such an amazing place and getting to live life with kids is truly an amazing experience.
— Matt Bradley 2014