The Christ City Ministry Residency is a 1 year program designed for individuals to grow in their understanding of ministry and giftings for ministry as they discern their calling to vocational or lay ministry.

What to Expect:

The curriculum includes teaching from Christ City Pastors and Ministry Directors, one-on-one mentoring, and dedicated time observing and serving in each of the ministry areas of the Christ City Network.  

The commitment of an average of 8-10 hours per week is designed to accompany and complement work or school. This is an unpaid residency. However, ministry expenses such as books and resources will be covered by Christ City. 

The Ministry Residency Program is structured around four main elements: Learn, Observe, Serve, and Reflect:

  • Learning about the ministry philosophies of the network, each neighbourhood church, and individual ministries
  • Learning about the various ministry roles available and the vocational discernment stories of each Christ City staff member 
  • Observing the ministry philosophies in practice in each church and ministry
  • Serving in a various ministries based on a ministry rotation
  • Reflecting on all the above through a reflections log and meetings with a ministry mentor

For the duration of the program, residents are expected to: 

  • Attend and complete all training and readings 
  • Participate fully in coaching and mentoring