Residency

The Grace Residency Program is designed to equip men and women for Pastoral Ministry, Church Planting, and Christian leadership in their lives, homes, and in the world. The Residents will be supervised by Grace Church Pastors and staff while learning practical skills as they play a significant role in leading ministry at Grace Church.

The Residents will deepen their knowledge of God and His Word, actively lead and learn in ministry roles, and be personally developed through individualized coaching and oversight. 

Residencies are available as part-time and full-time positions. 

 

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The Residency will consist of three primary objectives: 

1) Theological Development

Ministry requires theological training and preparation in order to teach and lead well in the local church. All Residents will be required to have completed or be actively enrolled in theological training of some kind: seminary, the Grace Development Program, or another form of training meet this requirement. Throughout each year of the Residency, regular reading will be assigned. In addition, residents will complete New Church Training Modules online as part of their ongoing training. 

2) Ministry Experience and Development 

Residents will function as ministry staff at Grace Church with all associated expectations and requirements. Each Resident will be given some level of oversight and leadership in ministry at Grace Church in order to gain meaningful experience and practice spiritual leadership.  Professional skills such as church administration, leading teams, event planning, and public teaching will be strategically developed. 

3) Personal Coaching

Growth from theological training and ministry development is best captured through personal coaching and mentorship. Residents will meet weekly with a Pastor-Coach regarding their personal life (character, affections for Christ, personal maturity, life decisions) and ministry development.  These coaching sessions will be both individual at times and in groups of residents in order to shape and mold a deeper understanding of Christian ministry. 

 

Position Descriptions:

 

The average time spent per week will either be 20 hours for part-time residents or 40 hours for full-time. Each Resident will have a unique ministry role and responsibility but time will generally be spent in the following ways. 

 
For Full Time Residents:
 
  • Theological and Pastoral Development (7-10 hours per week)
  • Ministry Leadership and Experience (15-20 hours per week)
  • Staff Meetings and Training (2-3 hours per week)
  • Administration and Support Raising (1-2 hours per week)
  • Sunday Services (6-8 hours per week)
 
For Part Time Residents: 
 
  • Theological and Pastoral Development (2-5 hours per week)
  • Ministry Leadership and Experience (5-10 hours per week)
  • Staff Meetings and Training (2-3 hours per week)
  • Administration and Support Raising (1-2 hours per week)
  • Sunday Services (5 hours per week) 

 

Reliant Partnership

 

*Grace Church partners with Reliant, a leading non profit fund raising organization for support raising training, coaching, accountability, donations and payroll. (Residents are employed by Reliant)

*Every resident accepted into the program is required to attend a fundraising intensive workshop (dates listed below), where they are equipped by the Reliant Team with the knowledge and skills to raise financial support. The Reliant team works with residents to determine support goals and preparation for employment.

*All residents are responsible for getting to the training. 

 

Important Deadlines and Dates:

  • January 15, 2018 – Final Application Deadline
  • February 18, 2018 – Program Acceptance Deadline
  • March 1-4, 2018 – Support Raising Training and Workshop in Austin (required)
  • March – July, 2018 – Support Raising completion
  • August 1, 2018 – Residency Start Date

Start an application for the 2018-2019 Residency now!