We believe that God has uniquely equipped the local church to identify, develop, and send pastors, church-planters, and missionaries. Theological institutions could be a mighty reinforcement to the church, but ought not replace her.
In that light, Grace Church has implemented a two-year pastoral residency program to help develop personal, pastoral, and theological preparation for gospel ministry.
Who is eligible?
Grace’s pastoral residency program is available to members of Grace Church who demonstrate sufficient gifts, calling, and qualification for gospel ministry. For those who are interested in the program, but are not members of Grace, we would encourage you to talk with your pastor(s).
The two-year track is structured so that participants could hold a full-time job in addition to the program. There is no stipend for those enrolled.
To see the layout of the two-year program click the links below:
What is the end result?
The hope is that Grace Church can send graduates of this program into local churches as pastoral staff members, into church-planting, cross-culturally as missionaries, or serve Grace Church as elders, or in some spiritual leadership capacity. However, the two-year program is the evaluation window used to discern how, or if, Grace will partner long-term with the resident.