Ministry Residency

Ministry Residencies are designed to deepen pastoral experience, uniquely combining a real role on a church staff with regular seminar training in theology, leadership, and the Bible. Ministry Residencies may be full-or part-time and last one to two years. Through mentorship, on-the-ground experience, and prayer, the program is intended to provide essential space and time for participants to discern their call to vocational ministry.

Some residencies begin with a one-year commitment. These residencies may be full-or part-time, depending on availability year to year (see details below). Following the first year, the Resident and the leadership will determine if the residency will continue for an additional year.

All Ministry Residencies involve 
the following components:


Residents assume an essential role on their host church staff, and experience the day-to-day reality of vocational ministry


A staff supervisor and a spiritual mentor will be selected for the Resident, meeting regularly for job skills development, prayer, formation, and feedback

REGULAR seminars

All Gregory House Residents gather for essential theology, Bible, and leadership training from senior leaders

one or two year commitment

Some Residencies begin with a one-year commitment, and may be extended by an additional year. Others begin with a two-year commitment.

behind the scenes

Residents attend host church staff meetings/trainings and participate in vital planning for church initiatives and events

regional retreats

Participants gather together with other emerging ministry leaders from throughout the region for unique training opportunities

The number of part-time and full-time residencies available varies year-to-year

Every time I sit in a Gregory House seminar, I am filled with gratitude. The opportunity to receive this level of mentorship and training—all within the life of the church—is such a gift. I could be using my skills any number of organizations, but I get to use them here, serving in the house of God, and to be raised up into a life of ministry by spiritual mothers and fathers. Gregory House has had a deep formational impact on my life, and given me vision for the future.

Alison Freeman


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