Thanks for visiting this page to learn more about opportunities to work with Power to Change – Students.
As a ministry, we long to see every student walking closer to Jesus and experiencing life in him.
If you are thinking about joining us in this mission, below you’ll find information on longer-term commitments to working with P2C-Students. You’ll also find a list of other ministries in the P2C family.
If you’re looking for a shorter-term commitment, an internship might be right for you.
Because you will impact students with the hope of Jesus. And you’ll be impacted with his hope too.
Because you’ll influence the next generation. Post-secondary students are at a crucial point in their lives: they’re forming their identities and plans for the future. You can help them to root themselves in Christ.
Because you’ll develop, learn, and grow. Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or joining us mid-career, you’ll grow both your faith and your resume as you develop teamwork, project management, administration, and people skills.
Because you can have a significant eternal impact. Experience a sense of purpose in what you do as you help create opportunities for lives to be transformed, not just in the short-term, but for eternity.
“I never thought I would be on staff with any Christian ministry, let alone with P2C-S. It wasn’t on my radar when I started university, and yet God reorientated me and my path. He showed me how my life had been changed by the gospel, which inspired me to want to help others to experience that too.”Deborah – Part-time campus staff
At P2C-Students, you might see some different terminology around staff roles within the ministry. Besides interns, we have three main types of staff: commissioned, associate, and affiliate. Here’s a summary that helps explain the differences between the three.
- Work between 32-40 hrs/week
- Ministry Partner Development funding for salary and ministry expenses.
- CRA regulations as Religious Clergy: rely solely on P2C’s employment as their source of active income (passive income permitted).
- You can receive: Sabbaticals, further education opportunities, health benefits, may qualify for clergy housing tax credit.
- Can focus fully on P2C ministry without needing a second job.
- Work between 1-40 hrs/week
- Ministry Partner Development funding for salary and ministry expenses.
- Able to have other sources of active income (i.e. can have other part-time jobs or businesses).
- Flexibility to work less than 32 hr/week or earn outside active income.
- Benefits for 25+ hr/week.
- Great option for someone who just wants to work part-time or maintain a second job or business.
- Work between 1-40 hrs/week
- Volunteer position, with Ministry Partner Development funding for ministry expenses.
- Ministry expenses (e.g. travel, conferences, missions trips, etc.) are reimbursable from your staff account.
- Flexibility for those who have other work or family commitments and do not require additional income from a P2C role.
If you love Jesus and want to help students get to know him better, then there’s a place for you here.
You can be an introvert or you can be an extrovert. You might love the idea of being on campus all day, or you might think an office or work-from home environment is more your style. Maybe you want to apply the skills you learned in school, or maybe you want to try something brand new.
There’s a place for you here.
Within P2C – Students, we have various teams that are working hard to meet students where they are. We all want to help students walk closer to Jesus and experience life in him. The following internship opportunities reflect that desire.
As a campus staff, you will have the opportunity to work directly with students. You’ll invest the better part of your day in their lives: helping them transition to university, connect to Christian community, and take their next steps towards Jesus.
Practically, this might include prayer meetings, Bible studies, retreats, and student leader meetings, among other activities. Every campus looks a little different. As a campus staff, you’ll be serving locally alongside other colleagues so you’ll experience a dynamic team environment that creatively finds ways to engage students with the gospel.
Catalytic Ministry Staff
In this role, your focus will be on casting vision and equipping students to lead well and with a Jesus-centred posture. Catalytic campus ministries have a high degree of student ownership over day-to-day ministry activities, so staff and interns often offer support from a distance or to multiple campuses.
Your work environment might be flexible: you could be right on campus, or you might spend most of your time serving students remotely. Regardless of your location, you’ll be part of the catalytic staff team, receiving support as you build up young leaders. You’ll thrive in this role if you’re confident working independently and have prior student leadership experience with P2C-S, or are otherwise familiar with campus ministry.
International Student Ministry Staff
International student ministry staff work on campuses in Canada with students from countries all over the world. You’ll have a unique opportunity to share God’s love and gospel with the multitude of nations at your doorstep.
Many of these students come from unreached people groups and from nations where Christian ministry is difficult. As you build relationships and share the gospel, you are not only investing in individual lives, but also the communities to which these students will return.
International student ministry is very relational. You will spend time with students: eating meals, playing sports, and hosting events. You will find ways to meet their practical, social, and spiritual needs. Our team from across Canada meets regularly online, so you will be supported, encouraged, coached, and trained for cross-cultural ministry.
International Campus Staff (Staff-STINT)
As an international campus staff, you will be placed on a team with one of our overseas partnerships. You’ll come alongside long-term missionaries and local believers to help university students engage in the life-changing message of the gospel. Many of the students you’ll engage with have never personally met a Christian, and you’ll likely interact with individuals from unreached people groups.
This experience includes cross-cultural and contextualized ministry training prior to departure and throughout the year. International campus staff participate in language classes and seek to build friendships and integrate into the local campus community. They also share housing with other interns or long-term missionaries as they build deep connections and support one another.
Creative Communications Staff
Our Creative Communications department creates opportunities to reach students in a unique way.
On staff with Creative Communications, you’ll join a team working on things like social media, graphic design, video production, podcasts, blogs, and data storytelling. You’ll learn technical skills, as well as innovation as you engage effectively with students online.
This job is often a mix of collaborative and independent work. You’ll connect with other content creators to explore the best ways to engage with students online, while also having freedom to work on related projects independently. This team is fully remote, but there is an optional physical office in Guelph, ON.
Strategies and Operations
Apply your skills in programming, statistical analysis, and problem solving in a ministry team context. You’ll provide vital support to other ministries within P2C-Students, including Global Missions, Creative Communications, Campus Strategies, and Staff Development.
Strategies and Operations is more behind-the-scenes, but P2C-Students needs this team. If you have technical skills and long to use them in a ministry context, this is the role for you. This team works remotely, but there is an optional physical office in Guelph, ON.
Is it possible to combine a couple of these priorities?
Absolutely! You can try out different passions and interests while working with us. Let us know in the application if there is a combination of roles that you are interested in, and we can see how to incorporate them together.
“One of the biggest blessings is getting to split my time between teams (campus and Creative Communications). It’s so dynamic, there is always a way for me to serve in unique ways. I get to see both the background design work going on and then see how it’s applied on campus.”Sabrina – Campus Staff and Writing/Graphic Design Intern
Think you’re ready to take it a step further and apply? Click the button below to view our application form!
P2C-Students is part of Power to Change, a family of ten ministries and one humanitarian partner in Canada. P2C is united under one goal: to help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world.
Each of the ministries within P2C focuses on reaching people from different backgrounds, at different stages of life, and in different domains of society and culture. Perhaps you are not sure about working with post-secondary students. But maybe God is calling you to work with athletes, ambassadors, business leaders, families, or marginalized communities.
Explore all Power to Change ministries below or through P2C’s job opportunities page.
Athletes in Action – Reaching people with the message of Jesus through sport. Includes working with varsity student athletes and professional sports teams.
Christian Embassy – Inspiring political and diplomatic leaders everywhere to live and lead wholeheartedly for Jesus.
Connecting Streams – Equipping and mobilizing the church to help reach vulnerable populations, including incarcerated people and those experiencing homelessness.
Digital Strategies – Helping people online to know Jesus. Online mentors support those seeking help through websites and digital platforms.
DRIME – Helping people encounter Jesus through drama and meaningful gospel-centred conversations.
Global Aid Network (GAiN) – As our humanitarian partner, GAiN demonstrates the love of God, in word and deed, to hurting and needy people around the world through relief and development projects.
FamilyLife Canada – Providing help and hope to build strong marriages and families.
JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy – Bringing the message of God’s love through the JESUS Film, discipling new believers, training leaders, and planting churches.
LeaderImpact – Helping business leaders explore the relevance of faith in God for their professional and personal lives.
Power to Change – HQ – Includes core services like HR, IT, and Finance.
Women’s Heart-Engaging Network (WHEN) – Connecting women to Jesus Christ and the local church through meaningful relationships, authentic dialogue, and powerful teamwork. An intercultural ministry in various languages (e.g. Mandarin, Spanish).
What’s the difference between an internship and a permanent role?
Internships are best suited for those who prefer a one to two year commitment. You may not know your long term plans, or want to test out what ministry is like before making a bigger commitment. Perhaps you have a fixed amount of time before your next endeavor (ie: one year gap before grad school.) The process of raising funds for an internship is also faster and gets you serving in your role sooner.
Permanent staff roles with P2C are ideal for people who are interested in a commitment of more than two years. As you raise an ongoing monthly support goal, the initial process of raising funds may take longer than an internship, but it offers greater stability and sets you up for longevity in ministry for years to come. It also offers higher salary options, and the potential of education leaves, sabbaticals, and tax credits.
Do I need to intern with P2C-Students before I join as a permanent staff?
No. Most people apply to permanent staff roles after interning for a year or two, but if you’re ready, you can apply now.
What is the application process to join staff?
There are actually many stages of discernment you go through before joining staff. First, you’ll fill out an application, like this one. Before being accepted, there will be two interviews, the first of which is to get to know you and your heart behind applying. It’s a discernment interview to help you continue processing your application.
The next step is a more formal job interview, with the goal of understanding what God is calling you to do. And after that there’s the process of Ministry Partner Development. Each stage along the way can help with confirming your decision to work with P2C-S.
What is Ministry Partner Development?
As a staff member with P2C-Students you will raise financial support for your salary and ministry expenses through the process of Ministry Partner Development (MPD). It’s an opportunity to trust God and invite Christians in your community to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of students.
Fundraising may sound intimidating, but don’t worry—we’ll help! You’ll receive training, a coach, and a peer support group who will encourage you as you trust God to provide. You won’t be doing it alone.
Along with financial partners, you will raise up a team of prayer partners to come alongside you during your ministry year. Many staff have expressed gratitude for the MPD process because it means they have a whole team of people encouraging and praying for them which is vital to their ministry.
To learn more about the support raising process, check out these great articles from our friends at The Traveling Team.
What does it mean that commissioned staff are part of a religious order?
P2C is organized as a religious order in Canada. Only commissioned staff are considered members of this order, since they are set apart for service to God and make a public commitment to serve God through P2C. They can’t receive any additional active income apart from the order.
How much will I need to raise in monthly funding?
Commissioned and Associate Staff: The amount of monthly support needed depends on several factors including salary, benefits, allowances, hours, experience, and ministry expenses. Full-time staff newly entering the workforce can expect to raise about $5000 per month to cover their salary, benefits, ministry expenses, and allowances.
Affiliate Staff: You do not need to raise monthly funding. You would only raise funds to cover any incurred ministry expenses. Depending on your role, that amount will vary significantly.
Salary, benefits, and MPD are all discussed here: More information on P2C-Students opportunities.
If I join as a permanent staff member, how long do I have to commit to working with P2C-Students?
Staff with P2C-S spend extended time in their first year of ministry building a robust Ministry Partnership Team to establish a stable form of income (this season typically ranges anywhere from 3-12 months). Thus when accepting a permanent position it’s recommended to assume at least a three year commitment to allow for a successful MPD season and then at least two years serving in your desired ministry role.
Note that this is a suggested commitment to allow for fruitfulness in your role, but it’s not binding. We understand God may direct people in unique ways.
If you’d prefer to only work with us for one or two years, we recommend an internship, as the season of Ministry Partner Development is much shorter.
If I work with P2C-Students, what is the policy on continuing education?
If you join as a commissioned or associate staff, there are opportunities to further your education. P2C-S is committed to investing in the ongoing development of its staff.
We have many staff who are currently working full-time with P2C while also pursuing part-time graduate studies. After a few years on staff with P2C, you may be able to pursue studies relevant to your P2C role as a part of your job. For example, in discussion with their supervisor, full time staff may devote one day a week (approximately) towards their studies.
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