Learn more about our residency program!

Residency

Be equipped and deployed as a leader in the church.

Residency

Focus Areas

Worship

Cultivate your gifts in leading the church to worship corporately.

This will look like working closely with our Band, Production, and Visual Arts Teams to lead our church in corporate worship in many different environments. Learn theological, practical, leadership, and pastoral skills for Worship Leadership!

Next Gen

Learn what it looks like to partner with parents to raise a generation for Christ.

Learn to lead people and develop a healthy culture on volunteer teams. Grow in administration, communication, team work, and people leadership as you work with Center Kids and/or Center Students.

College

Develop as a disciple-maker and leader while you reach, disciple, and send college students.

Give two years post-graduation to share Christ and disciple college students. If we reach the campus we reach the world. Join our college team to make an impact for generations to come.

Connections

Help people connect with and grow with Center Church.

Learn how to help people connect with the church and find meaningful community. Develop gifts of empathy and administration to ensure people don’t fall through the cracks of connection!

Discipleship & Groups

Support the disciple-making and community-building in a local church.

Learn under our Ministries Team, which seeks to create a culture of disciple-making and community at Center Church. Gain experience both in personal disciple-making and how to lead an entire ministry in disciple-making.

Creative

Learn to help people know and feel the story of the gospel.

Use and develop your creative gifts and passions to tell the story of the gospel in clear, new, and compelling ways. This includes Production (audio, video, lighting, live stream, stage design, etc.), Photography, Videography, and Graphic Design.

Operations

Sharpen your gifts of administration and execution to set the table for the saints to do the work of ministry.

Cultivate your gift and passion to bring order out of chaos. Areas to more deeply focus include Facilities, Project Management, and Strategic Event Planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Center Church Residency FAQ

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Why have a Residency?

The church is God’s plan A for the world. Here and around the world, godly and gifted men and women are needed to lead and serve the church to see lives changed by the gospel! The Residency exists to equip and deploy future church leaders.

What is the Residency?

The Center Church Residency is a 2-3 year program during which you will be a full-time member of the Center Church Staff Team. Your assigned areas of ministry will depend on your residency track, giftings, passions, and areas of need within Center Church. We recommend that you take 2-3 seminary classes each semester and provide you hours during the work week to do some homework!

How will the Residency prepare me for ministry?

We focus on three main areas of development throughout the Residency Program. 1) Spiritual health (personal discipleship), emotional health (EQ), and relational health (friendships), 2) Theological and biblical knowledge, and 3) Leadership and communication skills.

We accomplish this development through personal and professional mentoring, seminary courses, and ministry experience and evaluation.

What if I am not sure about my calling to full-time ministry yet?

The residency is a great opportunity for both those called to full-time ministry and those still discerning the call. Your development will translate to many areas including lay church leadership, your life in general, and your professional career.

How is the Residency funded?

Residents partner with Center Church, Support Raising Solutions, and the Missionary Service Corps to raise personal funding for the Residency. You will have all of the tools and training needed to succeed in this – and the experience itself will be helpful for future ministry opportunities that include fund-raising like planting or leading a church.

How do seminary courses work?

Seminary is optional in the Residency. If you choose to do seminary courses (which we hope you do), you will be given work-hours to complete some of your work. You can include seminary costs in fund-raising and we will also connect you with grant/scholarship opportunities that could be a good fit.

What is the Residency application, acceptance, and program time-line?

• Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

• Acceptance Deadline: February 25, 2024

• March/April 2024: Fund-Raising Training

• April – July 2024: Fund-Raising

• August 1, 2024: Residency Program Orientation Day

Will I have a job at Center Church when I complete the Residency?

Not everyone who completes the Residency will have a job at Center following the program. We are deeply committed to helping you find your next step following the Residency and will support you through that process.

Residents

Current Residents

Ashley Clubb

Ministry Staff Resident (Connections)

Erin Logan

College Staff Resident (Women’s Director)

Jose Concepcion

College Staff Resident

Jenna Daniel

College Staff Resident

Keaton Daniel

College Staff Resident

Where are they now?

Graduates

Chris Cannady

Worship Leader, Center Church

Reed Harmon

MC Leader, Freelance Photography & Graphic Design

Zach Meyer

Assistant Director of Operations, Two Cities Church

Amber Sennett

Stay at Home Mom

Ray Talley

Missionary, South Asia

Shannon Talley

Missionary, South Asia

Mark Rush

Missionary, Southeast Europe

Evette Rush

Missionary, Southeast Europe