Hope Residency

Start your ministry journey with us!

Hope Residency is a ministry opportunity for high capacity twenty-somethings who are navigating their next steps in ministry leadership. Over the course of 11 months, residents are challenged to grow in personal leadership, relational leadership, and spiritual leadership, gaining practical experience in a ministry position working side by side with church leadership and a personal mentor.

What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2

Essential Information:

  • Hope Residents are considered temporary, part-time staff members.
  • Pay is $12/hour, not to exceed 30 hours per week.
  • Residency is an 11-month commitment from September through July.   

 

Application Timeline

Applications for residency will be accepted year round, however, applications received by March 31 of the current year will be given first consideration for the upcoming cycle. Applications received after March 31 may be considered as positions are available. For more information or questions, please contact us below.

AREAS OF RESIDENCY

Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th grade)

Student 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)

COMMON QUESTIONS

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 who has at least three years of post high school work experience who is called to full time ministry and is looking for a safe place to learn and gain experience in vocational ministry.
  • Someone who has been a high capacity ministry volunteer for at least two years after high school and is called to full-time vocational ministry.
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