For the past 60 years, First Baptist Church of Tahoe City has been sharing the love of God with those who live, work, and play in the resort communities of north Tahoe. One of our biggest ministries is our A+ children’s program. We have a year-round preschool as well as an after-school program and summer camp for older school-age children. As a college student or recent college grad, you have the opportunity to serve with our ministry team in Tahoe. Most of our preschool program missionaries are early childhood education, child life, human growth and family development, or elementary education majors. For our school age program, most other majors apply. The hours are long and the work is hard, but for over 40 years college students have had life changing experiences here in Tahoe. While here, you will also have the opportunity to assist with ministry at special events, ministry to J1 international students, youth ministry, and worship team.
You’ll find our church very loving and supportive. While “Baptist” is in our name, we are functionally an interdenominational church. Our members will want to get to know you and help guide your spiritual development. Our congregation loves Tahoe and will often take our missionaries on adventures. While here you will be supervised by a team of people with years of experience in resort ministry and caring for children. In addition to supervision, we provide opportunities for spiritual, professional, and personal development.
• $500 monthly stipend
• $250 monthly food stipend
• Free housing and utilities
• Free airfare from your location to Tahoe City
• Opportunities for free skiing or snowboarding (during Spring semester)
• Coordination with your university to provide internship credit. Some educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution to be sure they meet any requirements before they accept a ministry position in Tahoe.
Housing and Community Life
While serving in Tahoe, you will live at First Baptist Church. We have two dorm rooms that sleep a total of 12 students. You will serve on a team of college students from around the country. The church is located approximately 2 blocks from downtown Tahoe City. Tahoe City is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. During the summer and fall you’ll find tons of: beaches, hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, white water rafting, outdoor concerts, outdoor movies, and street festivals. During winter months, we are a mecca of skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
We invite missionaries to participate in our ministry three times per year: Spring (January-May), Summer (June-July), and Fall (August-December). Our A+ programs are fully licensed through the State of California Department of Social Services.