The Discovery residency program develops emerging leaders who want to pursue vocational ministry. Residents can be enrolled in an undergrad, graduate school or somewhere in-between. Ministry Skills, Leadership Development and Soul Care create the core of the program. Goals and coaching plans are individually customized so each student can achieve confidence and be ministry-ready upon completion.

The program is a one-year commitment with the possibility of an additional second-year. Compensation is provided along with a host home.

We are currently accepting applications for years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.

Apply online. You can expect an email within a week of applying. Have questions? Email Renae Loring, Pastor of Leadership Development.

Available Tracks.

  • Children’s Ministry

  • City Engagement & Compassion Ministry

  • Design & Visual Storytelling

  • Operational Ministry

  • Global Missions

  • Pastoral & Preaching

  • Special Needs

  • Worship Arts & AV

  • Youth Ministry


  1. Our residencies are 1-2 years long. We do not offer summer programs.

  2. Compensation: a small stipend, free room and board living with one of the families in our congregation, and paid vacation.

  3. Residents work about 20 hours per week.

  4. Daily schedules are flexible as most of our residents take online classes, attend one of the local schools, or work another job while completing their residency.

Our Current Residents

Tim Hurley
Worship Arts

Contact Tim

Joel Aper
Global Ministry

Contact Joel

Corey Benko
Children’s Ministry

Contact Corey

Kodiak Miller

Contact Kodiak