internship & residency program

Through our Internship and Residency Program, we commit ourselves to invest deeply in the next generation of disciple-makers.

applications now closed for 2020 year

Equipping Next-Gen Leaders

Our Interns and Residents receive biblical leadership training, practical experience as team members & leaders, intentional mentoring by our pastoral staff and practical launch tools for their next phase of ministry.

Leaders who faithfully complete our Internship and Residency Program program will be uniquely prepared to provide disciple-making leadership not only in the church, but also in the world. 

Application & Dates



1. What is the difference between an Intern and Resident?
- Participants are generally seeking to learn the skills for life-long disciple-making while discovering if vocational ministry is their goal.
- Job description is more project-driven
- Emphasis on discovery
- Participants are generally committed to pursuing a career in vocational ministry.
- Job Description is more pastoral-driven
- Emphasis on final preparation
- Option of financial support raising available

2. How are they being trained?
- Leadership Seminar & Equipping Workshops (Weekly on Wednesday mornings, 7:45 - 8:50 am)
- Outside equipping events

3. How long is an internship/residency?
The Intern and Resident program is for one year (July – May). Occasionally, if we feel it is best for the participant and our church, one may extend to a second year.
4. Which ministry areas offer internships and residencies?
Church Planting (Typically Resident Level Only)
Middle School
High School
Young Adults
Adult Disciple-Making

5. What is the admissions process?
All applicants must funnel through one process:
-  Complete the 2020 Application
- Submit resume to Stacie Johnson.
- Interviews (Dept Head, Intern Program Director, Division Head)
- Approval (by Dept. Head, Program Coordinator, and Division Head)
- Acceptance communicated, Job Description finalized, begin coaching for raising support