Our goal for the Residency program is to allow participants to Explore, Experience, and Engage. We want you to explore your giftedness through evaluations and coaching, experience intentional discipleship strategies in various ministry environments, and engage in leadership at FC, or church planting.
As participants explore, experience, and engage the Residency process they will be immersed in a classroom setting and in ministry role at FC. We want to provide a solid theological foundation, leadership development, as well as disciple-making strategies. Residents will also be immersed in the disciple strategy of FC called The Journey.
As residents discover their giftedness, are trained in leadership, theology, and strategy, we believe he or she will be fully equipped for church planting. Throughout this program there will be on-going evaluations of each resident, including his/her personal progress and the health of his/her family.
It is our intent not only to prepare you for the immediate purpose of planting a church, but also to prepare you for the on-going challenges of maintaining a new church. Our hope and prayer for you is the process of planting a church will be a positive and rewarding experience for your entire family.
Overview and Expectations:
- Classroom: Monday 6:30-8PM.
- Ministry Experience: Hands on experience in ministry is paramount for leadership development. We will provide a ministry coach to help guide you through the experience.
- Writing Assignments: Participants will be expected to complete all writing assignments.
- Assigned Reading: Participants will be expected to read all assigned reading by the deadline.
Areas of Focus
Discover your gifts and develop your ability to lead worship. Participants will assist in worship programming, developing the worship experience on Sunday, and developing his or her musical skills. Participants will assist in rehearsals, planning, organizing, and leading volunteers.
Discover your gifts and learn how to write sermons, lead a staff, and grow a church.
Participants will develop his or her gifts and assist in all aspects of programming and executing the adult worship services of FC. You will participate in creative meetings, debrief the services, and execute projects. He or she will learn to operate various production equipment and programs.
Discover your gifts and participate in planning, organizing, and executing externally focused ministries. Help prepare teams for mission trips and go overseas with one of our teams.
Discover your gifts and help create an incredible experience for guests that attend FC. Learn how to connect with seekers and attenders and help them take his or her next step to connect at FC. Participants will also provide a number of administrative tasks that enable proper follow up.
FC Kids: Participates will help create the best environments for kids to meet Jesus and grow in faith. He or she will assist in volunteer development, guest services, project management, and general administration. Participants will also use their unique giftedness to minister in the large group environments on Sunday.
FC Students (6th-12th grade): Participants will interact with volunteers, organize student ministry events, participate in creative meetings, learn organizational skills, assist with a variety of planning tasks, and truly be a part of a fast-paced team working within the student ministry.
Training will consist of the following subjects:
Preaching / Communication