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Hope Residency

Hope Residency

We are currently accepting Residency applications for our Fall 2018 class.

Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:18-20 (MSG)

What is Hope Residency?

Hope Residency is a ministry development opportunity for high capacity young leaders who are called to vocational ministry. Over the course of 11 months, residents will be challenged to grow personally, relationally and spiritually as they gain practical experience in a ministry position working side by side with church leadership and a personal mentor.

Who is it for?

Hope Residency is for young adults generally 20 years or older who are called to full time vocational ministry. Some great candidates for residency include:

  • Someone who has completed at least two years of post high school education and is ready to gain hands on experience in ministry.
  • Someone with a degree or at least three years of post high school work experience in non-ministry field who has felt called to full time ministry and is looking for a safe place to learn and experience vocational ministry.
  • Someone in a transitional season who is looking for ministry experience and personal leadership development.
  • What to expect

  • One on one mentorship within your ministry department.
  • Weekly leadership training and development specifically designed for the resident team.
  • Hands on experience and training in vocational ministry basics.
  • Resources including conferences, books, and trainings with high level leadership to foster growth in ministerial leadership as well as personal, relational, and spiritual growth.
  • Spiritual encouragement and discipleship.
  • Targeted insight and guided assistance in resume and interview prep with opportunities to interview with ARC churches around the country.
  • Essential Information

  • Hope Residents are considered temporary, part time staff members and will be scheduled to work 30 hours per week.
  • Residents will be paid $11 per hour, not to exceed 30 hours per week.
  • Housing may be available for single resident candidates. Residents who are interested in housing options during residency should email residency@hopefellowship.net for more information.
  • Hope Fellowship residents are asked to commit to the position for 11 months beginning mid-August through mid-July. Specific start and end dates will be communicated to applicants during the interview process.
  • Applications for residency will be accepted and considered year round, however, applications received by March 31 of the current year will be given first consideration for placement in the fall class of the current year with an August start date. Applications received after March 31 may still be considered for the current year’s fall class if there are positions still available. For more information about the application timeline, contact our office at residency@hopefellowship.net.
  • We are currently accepting applications for resident positions in the following areas:
    Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th grade)
    Students Ministry (6-12th Grade)
    Young Adults (18-mid 20’s)
    Grow Ministry (Bible Studies, classes and groups)
    Connections Ministry (Volunteer Leadership)
    Experience Teams (Worship, production, video)
    Communications (graphic, print and web design, social media)