Experience is good.
Evaluated experience is best.
The residency program is a dedicated season of training designed to prepare you for the ministry God is calling you to. Residencies can be 12 or 24 months in length. Residents will focus their energy in a particular ministry area but will receive a broad range of experience in all aspects of church leadership. Each ministry residency is built around the candidate to help them achieve their ministry goals.
- Evaluated, practical ministry experience
- Theological development and sharpening
- Focused leadership training
- Opportunities to lead special projects and initiatives
- Outside opportunities including conferences, events, and conventions
- Invitation to staff and leadership meetings
- A dedicated ministry mentor
- Opportunity to earn seminary credit
CURRENT OPEN POSITIONSBelow are some of the residency positions we're currently recruiting. Don't see your ministry area? Don't worry. We can craft a job description based on your strengths and goals.
In addition to these roles, we have residencies available in the following ministry areas:
- LOCAL MISSIONS
- INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
- HISPANIC MINISTRY
- CHURCH PLANTING
- MEN'S MINISTRY
- WOMEN'S MINISTRY
- OPERATIONS & FINANCE
GAIN EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU EARN YOUR DEGREE
With a residency at Christ Community, you don't have to put your education on hold while you get field experience. Residents can earn up to 36 hours of seminary credit through the program. We have partnerships with both the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
We offer classes like "Pastoral Ministry and Leadership Practicum" and "Integrative Leadership Seminar" right here on site.
Space in our residency program is limited. Each application is screened by our pastoral staff. Qualified candidates will then proceed through an interview process. Once your residency has been approved, details regarding payment, housing, and curriculum will be worked out on an individual basis. Residents raise some or all of their financial support for the program. Christ Community offers training and resources to help with this process.
To begin, please click to access the application. All questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please download the program overview document: