We invest in proven leaders to help them plant churches that plant churches.
Think finishing school, not internship.
We like to think of the church planting residency as both a finishing school and an incubator. It allows entrepreneurial leaders who know they’ve been called to the directional leadership of a new church plant to take their first steps toward doing so while being coached and encouraged every step of the way.
The Residency Program is decentralized and gathers twice monthly for three days over seven months...September through March. The Residency focuses on Leadership issues such as Self-Awareness, Gospel-centered Ecclesiology, Leadership Development, “best practices” and “how to’s” of local church leadership. Along with the Fellowship Associates partners and staff, the Fellowship Network of 75 + church leaders and other strategic partners share wisdom and invest in our Residents.
Our cohort model allows for mentor and peer learning. We have over fifteen years of experience hosting a Residency Programs and have trained over 90 church planters. Our partner churches multiply our ability to pass along lessons learned and best practices.
Our thinking toward every Resident we train includes:
- How can we equip and prepare this Resident to plant a church that plants churches?
- How can we build into this Resident so that he catalyzes church planting in whatever city and region he plants?
- How can we prepare this Resident to create a residency in the future and train other church planters?
What excites us? The gospel multiplied through healthy leaders that plant healthy churches that build healthy leaders to plant other healthy churches.
Residency Director Training
In recent years, we created a new leadership training experience for those who want to establish a church planting residency program. We gathered everything we have learned the past 18 years and packaged it to make it transferable. This training not only includes our approach to recruiting, church planting tools, and operational systems, but also includes our coaching to help contextualize everything to your unique context. Contact us for more information.