2023 Summer Staff, Lead Coordinator

$375/week. Free housing! Free meals! Unforgettable summer!

Our Lead Coordinators (LC’s) provide support for the Support Staff Coordinator and Summer Staff team members by helping plan and implement the Summer Staff Program. The LC’s serve Summer Staff through prayer, spending intentional time with them, and creating a community that reflects Christ’s love. LC’s also oversee planning and organizing fun weekly and monthly events, service projects, activities, chapel services, and more.

LC’s work approximately 40 hours before summer (at home) to prepare ahead. They arrive 1 week earlier than the program starts and stay 2 days later than the end date to ensure everything is taken care of.


  • LC’s share the love of Christ by praying for staff daily
  • Being in the Word and keeping spiritually fed to be able to lead others well
  • Be an encourager and provide emotional and spiritual support to Summer Staff
  • Serve as a liaison between Ridgecrest leadership and Summer Staff
  • Mediate conflicts between staffers, bringing in Supervisors as necessary


Weekly Chapel

  • Decide on a theme/plan for the summer to guide Chapels
  • Coordinate Chapel Speakers and Worship Leaders for each week
  • Assist speakers and worship team as needed

Community Group

  • Plan a Pre-Summer Community Group leader training
  • Check in with Community Group leaders throughout the summer
  • Develop or select Community Group discussion guide/curriculum
  • Lead Community Group when leaders are unavailable

Service Projects

  • Partner and communicate with local churches/organizations to plan service projects

Our college-aged Summer Staff are a dynamic team who have a genuine desire to come alongside us in our mission of Impacting Lives for God’s Glory as they have the incredible opportunity to interact with and serve guests from all over the world during the summer. Our program is designed to be a life-changing experience. We want you to experience God and encourage you as you grow in your relationship with Him, equip you with skills you will carry with you for years to come, and build a strong community among our team where you will undoubtedly meet lifelong friends. Here are a few things you will get to be a part of:

  • Weekly chapel/CORE groups/service projects
  • Attend planned events on campus such as COLOR WARS, Summer Staff Olympics, organized team sports, swing dances, and more!
  • Intentional Discipleship
  • Be on call 24/7 in the event of health/personal emergencies
  • Work alongside other summer staffers in various departments on campus (at least 15 hours per week) as assigned by Supervisor
  • Check in with Department Supervisors to learn about praises and concerns they have with Summer Staff
  • Post weekly information on the Staff Center information boards and social media
  • Take pictures daily to use on social media