Developmental Components

The Church of Eleven22’s School of Ministry offers several unique opportunities in which resident’s serve alongside staff in specific ministry areas. Ministry area assignments are made in partnership the needs of the ministry area and the resident’s experience, educational background, and his or her desired ministry future.

Residency focus on resident development via the following six integral components:

Ministry Experience
Ministry Experience is the primary component in this two-year program. To ensure that each resident has the ability and knowledge to effectively and competently lead as a full-time minister, residents participate in, lead, and are responsible for significant and real-life ministry experience.

Ministry Mentoring
Residents meet weekly with their ministry area Direct Report to discuss their ministry area progress, ensure professional growth, and provide the resident every opportunity to gain the competencies needed for full-time ministry.

Leadership Training Curriculum
The Leadership Training Curriculum trains residentss in an interactive, engaging classroom environment designed to give valuable insight into four different types of leadership: self, relational, spiritual, and organizational. In addition, the School of Ministry provides auxiliary training events in the areas of preaching/teaching, pastoral care/counseling, spiritual formation/discipleship, and missions.

Personal Development
Although Personal Development is similar to Ministry Mentoring, it more about who the resident is than what the resident does. Two times per month the Resident Coach meets one-on-one with the resident to support their personal development and individual discipleship.

Synergy and Church Culture
We believe that the synergy experienced in a healthy staff culture is more “caught” than “taught,” and that residents benefit greatly from participating in a thriving and healthy staff and church culture. The Church of Eleven22 staff culture includes weekly staff meetings, staff lunches and various staff events. Within this context residents pick up the unique nuances and attitudes that make the culture of the Church of Eleven22 so distinct.

Bi-Annual Evaluation
Twice a year formal evaluations allow for the resident, Resident Coach, and the Resident’s Direct Report to evaluate the resident’s School of Ministry experience, as well as his or her readiness for ministry. Additionally, these evaluations identify areas for growth that may have been overlooked in the five developmental components.

Is Residency Right For You?

Are you ready to take your next step in being equipped and trained for full-time ministry? We invite you to apply following the steps outlined below. We accept applications for residency year round with all apprenticeships starting in August.

Step 01

Complete Recommendation Forms
Download and complete three editable PDF recommendation forms to attach to your online application.

Step 02

Complete Questionnaire
Download and complete this editable PDF questionnaire to attach to your online application.

Step 03

Upload Demo Recordings
Complete demo recordings and uploaded to YouTube prior to beginning the online application. (Worship Applicants Only)

Step 04

After completing the previous steps, submit your application.


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