Good leadership is at the heart of any successful organization. The Church is not any different. God has always moved in the Church through strong leaders. Our desire is to take a select few of the top emerging leaders in the country and equip them to plant churches of significant influence.
The main goal of our Residency program is to build and enhance leaders of influence who plant churches. It is not an internship where Residents spend the year making copies or doing research or acting as “gophers” for a year. Much like medical students after they graduate from medical school, our Residents are focused on exploring both the theological “why’s” and practical “how-to’s” of church leadership before launching out to plant a new church of their own or during the first year of their church plant.
The Residency Program is ten months, August to January it mostly meets in Little Rock…Feb to June the Residents gather at partner churches. The Residency focuses on Leadership issues such as Self-Awareness, Gospel-centered Ecclesiology, Leadership Development, proven “best practices” and “how to’s” of local church leadership. Along with the Fellowship Associates principals and staff, the Fellowship Network of 50 + church leaders and other strategic partners share wisdom and invest in our Residents.
The Residency Program is de-centralized. Residents gather twice a month, for three days at a time for six months and once a month for the last four months to learn best practices and be developed as leaders in a co-hort model.