1. Get equipped for vocational ministry and/or church planting.
This is the perfect opportunity if you want to get hands on ministry experience. The Midtown Residency is designed to give you a firsthand look at what vocational ministry looks like. Not only will you get to work with pastors on a daily basis but also be given responsibilities of oversight that you wouldn't be able to experience as a volunteer.
If God has called you to church planting, we want to design your job description to best equip you. Giving you exposure to teaching, groups strategy, and pastoral care issues are a few tools to have you equipped with while you are preparing to launch a church plant.
2. Get real life experience to help with job interviews.
One of the most common complaints we hear from recent graduates is this:
“Employers are only hiring people with experience. How do I get experience if no one will hire me?
Even if you don’t want to be in vocational ministry, the Residency Program is still very applicable. The Residency is not a camp; it is actual work experience with high expectations. We are very selective in our interview and application process and we expect a lot from our residents. The benefit for this is once the Residency is over, you have actual real world work experience that you can draw from while you are interviewing for future job endeavors.
We will also be a good source to give resounding recommendations, and are willing to help with our network of relationships to help with job searches when possible.
3. Grow spiritually.
The Residency is just as focused on giving you ministry experience as it is developing you as a person.
In addition to your job description, you will also be a part of a once a week Life & Leadership Residency Class. The curriculum is taught by our pastors and is designed to develop you in your life and character in addition to giving you doctrinal foundation and leadership development instructions.
We want residents to be better prepared to be leaders in their LifeGroups, communities, and households. The training that you will receive will impact your ability to lead people that God has entrusted you with for the rest of your life.
If you are interested in this program at all, we hope that you’ll fill out an application. From there, we do a couple interviews where we help you figure out if this is a good fit, taking into account your life circumstances. By just filling out an application, you are not committing to anything and can continue to decide if this is what Jesus wants you to do.
The deadline to fill them out is December 1st.
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