What is the pastoral residency?

The Pastoral Residency is a one-year, part-time (20 hours), paid position designed to provide residents with practical experience in pastoral ministry. Residents gain an inside look into church ministry, having the opportunity to be discipled by the pastoral team to foster continued spiritual growth. Residents shadow the pastoral team throughout a variety of pastoral responsibilities and are given ownership of a variety of projects and ministry roles to gain experience and prepare for a life of ministry.

Expectations for the pastoral resident

• Participate in Sunday morning operations

• Meet weekly for coaching with lead pastor & location pastor

• Assist in leading one major ministry area

• Participate in all-church pastoral meetings & location staff meetings

• Disciple a new member of the congregation

• Preaching & Training leaders

• Coordinate church events

• Travel to network and learn at conferences

• Other responsibilities for more tailored roles based on gifting and passion

The Pastoral Resident will be evaluated periodically throughout the residency program by the Lead Pastor & Location Pastor. At the conclusion of the residency program, the resident may be considered for a permanent pastoral position within the church, based on readiness of the resident and available openings.