Development Tracks

One of the primary goals of Church Residency is to offer a well-rounded experience that will equip a leader with the many different competencies needed to be successful in full-time church ministry.

Leadership

  • Mission/vision and creating/casting
  • Strategic planning
  • Goal setting
  • Building/leading teams
  • Creating a reproducing/sending leadership culture

Ministry

  • Up-front communication (preaching, teaching, etc.)
  • General pastoral duties (weddings, funerals, etc.)
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Creating a volunteer culture (recruiting, training, retaining)
  • Evangelism
  • Specialized ministry competencies (according to areas of focus)

Personal

  • Spiritual (personal discipleship, spiritual disciplines, etc.)
  • Emotional (emotional health, personal boundaries/margin/time management, "EQ," etc.)
  • Relational (interpersonal relationships, family background, accountability/mentoring, etc)
  • Financial (personal budget, giving/saving, retirement/long-term planning, clergy tax issues)

Practical 

  • Team dynamics and conflict resolution
  • Interoffice communication
  • Church marketing and social media
  • Preparing and overseeing a budget
  • Human Resources practices/issues
  • Time management
  • Event planning
  • Leading effective meetings

Areas of Focus

We currently offer ten focus areas:

  • Senior Pastor / Church Planter / Executive
  • Worship Arts

  • Church Production

  • Creative / Communications

  • Children

  • Students / Youth

  • College

  • Spiritual Formation / Adult Discipleship

  • Care / Counseling

  • Missions