Why the Grace Greenhouse Residency (GGR) Program?

  • Prepare for Your Next Step. Experienced leaders are invested in your ministry journey. You’ll have a ministry coach and ministry leaders in your corner as you train and prepare for your next steps, whether it be schooling, mentorship, or launching into your field of ministry.
  • Access Broad Ministry Experiences. As a resident, your training experience will allow you to cross invisible borders that exist in traditional ministry settings. You’ll get to interact with ministries serving different generations and different cultures.
  • Grow in Spiritual Maturity. You’ll be encouraged to a new level of spiritual maturity through healthy habits that will strengthen your longevity in ministry, like practicing spiritual disciplines, maintaining life-giving relationships, and setting boundaries for your time.
  • Level up Your Leadership Skills and Own Your Spiritual Gifts. You’ll learn and practice your unique spiritual gifts in real-life discipleship interactions while discovering how your gifting works alongside the gifts of others to strengthen the local church.

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

2 Timothy 2:2

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Residency Areas of Interest

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What does the residency involve?

  • Two nine-month terms running late August to late May
  • 25 hours a week
  • Choose one area of concentration while getting experience in many of other ministry areas
  • Develop both skills and godly character as you grow to be a servant leader in the local church
  • Opportunity to complete School of Ministry (through the Alliance Center for Leadership Development) while completing residency
  • Receive $500/month stipend to help cover expenses (most residents also work a part-time job to supplement income and/or are going through the School of Ministry during residency)
  • Housing is not included, but we will work to help you find housing if you are coming from outside the Cleveland area.
  • Applications are accepted January 1st – May 1st
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Current Residents

This is the current collection of ministry residents who make up our Grace Greenhouse. Over their time with us, each of these individuals will be putting their faith into practice through various ministries at Grace Church, getting real-world experience and solid Biblical training in their chosen area. Thanks for praying for God’s work in and through them!

Bill Hawthorne

Ministry Focus: Youth

First Year

Claire Elrod

Ministry Focus: Church Planting/Prison

First Year

Daniel Dinardo

Ministry Focus: Youth

First Year

Sam Lombardo

Ministry Focus: Grace Kids

First Year

Partner with Us

Partner with the Grace Greenhouse Residency to multiply the impact of your organization and share meaningful ministry experiences:

  • Hosting a resident
  • Seeking a resident for short or long-term ministry opportunities
  • Employing a GGR resident
  • Sharing an experience or resource to benefit the residency program

The more partners, the more potential for gospel-centered ministry!

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Interested in a Ministry Internship?

GGR offers flexible internships based on the requirements and needs from your school or organization.

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GGR serves as an extension to the Christian Missionary Alliance District Residency. This broadens the residents’ experience to explore deployment throughout the CMA. We are consistently looking for residents interested in ministry within the district or in the district level.

Learn more about the CMA Greenhouse

Connect with Us

Anna Beatty

Director of Residency
440-243-4885 ext. 123