Program Outline

Our Residencies exist to develop you as a young leader for a lifetime of Kingdom impact through engaging your head, heart, and hands in pursuit of Jesus.

Through our partnership with Reliant Mission, our residency is a paid, support-based 2-year program. This program, open for anyone who has completed their Bachelor's degree, is designed for young leaders who are passionate about partnering with God's redemptive work in the world, in Jesus' name. The residency prepares you for lifelong Kingdom impact through developing your head, heart, and hands.


We want our Residents to be equipped with a clear worldview and understanding of the Gospel that will prepare them for a lifetime of Kingdom impact. This preparation includes studying to receive your Masters of Art in Christian Thought at Bethel Seminary as part of your residency role. The support goal each Resident has will include the cost of tuition.


As you prepare for life-long leadership, whether in the context of vocational ministry or not, our residency will help prepare you to be with Jesus and discover the difference between performance-based living and true heart transformation. Each Resident is paired with a mentor focused on personal formation and a part of a personal development cohort alongside other Residents.


As a Resident, we invite you to explore with us a biblical model of serving as you continue to uncover how Jesus is calling you to be on mission, and uniquely created you to fix a brokenness in this world. You will get first had experience leading within a church minstry context.

Generic Residency Job Description

  1. Character and Personal Development: 2-3 hours per week
  2. Theological Development (seminary course work): 8-10 hours per week
  3. Discipleship (D Group and MC): 3-4 hours per week
  4. Specialized Track: 20-25 hours per week
  5. Staff Meetings: 2 hours per week
  6. Administration & Support Raising: 3-4 hours per week

Some Ministry Tracks we have available at Calvary Church:

  • Youth/Students
  • Kids Ministry
  • Impact (Outreach)
  • College/Young Adult
  • Care
  • Discipleship
  • Senior Adult

Reliant Application Process

Phase 1 - Application

Phase 2 - Ministry Assessment

  • You will receive an email with your ministry assessment questions after your application is reviewed
  • *NOTE: You will not be able to save your answers between sections. Please set aside an hour to do this assessment*

Phase 3 - Local Interview

An interview will be done by your local supervision here at Calvary Church based on your ministry application and assessment.