Our goal for ministry residency at Grace is to create intentional environments
that will catalyze the holistic development and strategic deployment
of emerging leaders who are called to greater kingdom impact.

Residents begin at Grace in the fall, and continue their residency for a duration of 9 months.

Hands-on Experience

Residents will have the opportunity to gain hands-on ministry experience in the following areas of focus:

• Children's Ministry
• Marriage & Family Ministry
• Men's Ministry
• Missions
• Outreach
• Technology
• Worship Ministry
• Women's Ministry
• Youth Ministry

Ministry Exposure

Residents will be exposed to ministry tasks in various areas, including:

• Congregational Care
• Discipleship
• Event Coordination
• Ministry to Refugees
• Small Group Ministries
• Leading/Teaching
• Urban Outreach

The Resident Experience

Each intern is placed within a specific ministry focus, but will also receive a broad exposure to ministry in many ways.

A typical week a Grace ministry resident:

• Exposure and practical experience within your ministry focus
• Projects that help you engage with a variety of ministries
• Bible Study and Leadership Development
• Group and one-on-one meetings with coaches and residency directors

Ministry coaches walk alongside residents to help them process their experiences, guide them discerning their calling, and encourage them in their personal growth, and their journey with the Lord. Residents will also spend time together as a cohort, meeting regularly to discuss scripture readings, work through leadership curriculum, debrief ministry experiences, and pray together.


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Vickrey - webGrace Church has facilitated an environment for me to observe people gifted in leadership and of high character doing ministry, as well as given me opportunities to succeed in hands-on leadership. During my time at Grace, I have been around healthy Christ followers who have been great models for how to serve God and live a life worthy of their callings. It has been a healthy challenge for me to be in a place where the bar is high and the environment is healthy. 

–  Jordy Vickrey (Youth Ministry Resident 2016-2017)

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