Pastoral Residency2019-03-12T14:50:46-05:00

Pastoral Residency

The Pastoral Residency is a leadership development program for emerging leaders who feel called to vocational church ministry and desire ministry experience in a vibrant church. It is uniquely designed to provide personal mentoring, leadership training, and hands-on experience working with one of the staff teams of the church to equip emerging church leaders for a lifetime of ministry significance.

  • Residency start dates vary with availability.  Inquire for additional details
  • Approximately 29 hours per week are set for program involvement
  • Residents are given a stipend with optional housing for single residents

Residents gain experience by serving as part of a staff team in one of the ministry teams of the church. The team in which a Resident serves is chosen with the Resident based on experience, team chemistry and desired ministry future. Some of the teams at The Ransom in which a Resident might serve:

  • Ransom Kids – 0-5th grade
  • Ransom Teens – Middle School/High School
  • Creative Arts & Worship
  • Campus Leadership

“Not only is The Ransom a fantastic church with powerful, spirit-filled ministry, but The Ransom is also a great training ground for ordination.  The Ransom sets you up for success in ministry.”

Former Spiritual Formation Resident

Developmental Elements

Ministry Experience

Hands on ministry that qualifies as supervised ministry towards ordination

Ministry Coaching

Personal coach for ministry questions

Personal Development

Equips you to be successful both personally and in ministry

Leadership Development

Weekly teachings centered around pastoral leadership topics


Experience a unique environment with a dynamic staff


Feedback to help you grow as a pastor

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“The leadership training and hands-on experience that takes place are both humbling and empowering for the young leader.”

Former Creative Arts Resident