Strengthen a Church

Residency Program

A program for those beginning their ministry career with a heart for church planting and have a need for hands-on experience.

Program

Information

A program for those beginning their ministry career with a heart for church planting and have a need for hands-on experience.

Overview

The Residency Program facilitates a unique opportunity for emerging church planters—three years away from planting—to gain ministerial experience, develop their leadership skills, learn and receive support from experienced practitioners, and receive financial support at the critical juncture between designing their ministerial vision and launching their church in New York City.

Please note that City to City does not offer placement for Residents in a local church, but it does facilitate learning, experience, and growth within the congregation they are currently rooted in and considering planting through.

Please note that City to City does not offer placement for Residents in a local church, but it does facilitate learning, experience, and growth within the congregation they are currently rooted in and considering planting through.

Program Highlights

Ministry Experience Residents will serve in a ministry role in a local congregation and be supervised by a dedicated mentor within their church.

Expert Training Residents will receive personalized training and coaching from CTC’s experienced church-planting staff, specifically tailored to support them in their individual goals and needs.

Financial Support CTC will offer stipends for each resident through their sponsoring church to subsidize their income while participating in the Residency Program.

Objectives

Establish Realistic Goals Future church planters will be able to discern their calling to plant within the Metro New York City area.

Church Sponsorship Sponsoring churches will discern if the Resident is a good fit to plant through their congregation.

Financial Support Churches will receive funding from City to City that they are required to pass on 100% to their Residents.

Ideal Candidates

  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Someone who feels called to ministry, particularly church planting in NYC
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Desires hands-on experience
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Has lived in the New York City metro area for one year prior to applying
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Involved with a local congregation that has identified and confirmed their giftings
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Considering planting a church within the next 2-5 years

Requirements

  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark We’re looking for individuals who have a heart for church planting and renewing NYC through the gospel.
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Residents must be two to three years away from planting their own respective churches.
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Residents must have lived in New York for a minimum of one year, preferably more.
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Residents must serve in a ministry role at their sponsoring church for a minimum of 20 hours per week alongside a pastor designated to supervise and mentor the resident.
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Residents and sponsoring churches will be responsible for providing biannual updates to CTC on their experience during their time in the Residency Program.
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Residents will attend gatherings of all members of the Residency Program for further training and mutual encouragement.

Applications for the Residency Program are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 ministry year. Formal theological training is not a requirement for acceptance into the Residency Program. Applicants must fulfill all the requirements of the application process to be considered for the program, once accepted to the program, residents and their churches are eligible to apply to renew their residency for an additional year.

Interested in learning if you qualify to participate in the Residency Program?