At Ignite Church, we strive to advance the kingdom of God by making strong disciples. We believe there is a pressing need in our day for biblically called and qualified men to pastor churches—men who will devote their lives to gospel ministry.
The Ignite Pastoral Residency is a two-year, full-time pastoral training program that exists to train men for pastoral ministry. The Pastoral Residency trains men in the responsibilities of the pastorate: the ministry of the Word (1 Tim. 3:2), pastoral care (1 Pet. 5:2), oversight and leadership (1 Thess. 5:12), and setting an example for the flock (1 Pet. 5:3). By the end of the program, residents will have received extensive pastoral and theological training in a local church context. We hope graduates of the program will be obedient to the call of God on their lives to pastor the Church—whether through planting, revitalization, or other local church ministries.