Leadership Ministry Residency
The Leadership Ministry Residency exists to discover, develop, and deploy the next generation of spiritual leaders. We help emerging leaders discover their heart and talent and actively develop those gifts for transformational leadership in the church, non-profits, and the marketplace.
The Leadership Ministry Residency replaces our former internship program with a robust cohort experience. Residents are embedded with the local church staff for 25 hours of work per week for 10 months, receiving spiritual mentorship, theological training, and equipping for transformational leadership in their various life domains.
Through our relationship with Southern Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary, residents can receive seminary course credit by participating in the seminary track of our nine-month Training Program.
What is the duration of the Leadership Ministry Residency?
Residents begin together on August 16, 2022, and end on May 31, 2023.
Are residents paid?
Yes, residents are paid. Residents will receive $1,000 per month.
What are the expected work hours of a resident?
The total time commitment is 25 hours weekly, Sundays–Thursdays.
What are the possible seminary credit hours?
All residents have the opportunity to choose the seminary track of the Training Program. The seminary track is not required and does not count toward the 25 weekly hours. The Training Program seminary track currently provides residents the ability to earn 21 core hours of seminary credit to transfer directly to Southern Seminary or Dallas Theological Seminary upon completion.
Can the seminary credits be transferred?
The seminary hours cannot be transferred outside of Southern Seminary or Dallas Theological Seminary.
Can I work as a resident at The Village if I have a full-time job?
Keeping a full-time job during the Leadership Ministry Residency at The Village would not be feasible. The majority of hours necessary for each position require residents to work in our offices throughout the week to gain experience and mentorship.
Does The Village provide medical benefits for residents?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer medical benefits for residents.
Will The Village cover my moving expenses?
If you choose to relocate to the DFW area for the Leadership Ministry Residency, you will be responsible for any moving expenses.
Does The Village help international resident candidates secure work visas for the Leadership Ministry Residency?
No, The Village does not assist international candidates in obtaining work visas.