About ASI

The Austin Stone Institute is a church-based training system designed to develop those called to lead in the home, church, city and world.


The ASI Residency Pathway invites men and women into a season of intentional training for a missional life – all for God’s glory.


ASI Summer internships are an abridged version of our church-based residency program designed to develop students and young leaders in their theology, character, and skills over a 3-4 month timeframe.


The ASI Residency Programs invite college grads into a season of intentional training for a missional life – all for God’s glory.


Austin Stone Church Residencies

Do you ever wonder, “Where can I find other authentic gospel-centered leaders who will invest in me to develop in doctrine, character and skills?”

Are you a college graduate or in the marketplace and curious about your next adventure?

By joining the church-based ASI Residency Program you can experience intentional training for a missional life — all for God’s glory!  Learn vocational ministry under the guidance of an Austin Stone Supervisor as you play a significant role in leading in the local church. You could even find yourself on a team planting a new church work here in North America or other parts of the globe! We welcome men and women who want to be used to make their life count for the greatest purpose possible.

For The City Network: Business, Non-profit & Urban Ministry Residencies

Do you long to invest your life in areas of social good, justice and restoration?
Many next generation leaders are finding this is much harder than they expected. Our Residencies through the For the City Network were created for people considering a lifetime devotion to this kind of work — to be exposed to everything that comes with it. Join us for an experience designed to provide aspiring business, non-profit and urban ministry leaders with the tools and training they need for impact wherever they go. We don’t want to just develop and train you in specific knowledge and send you on your way – during your time with us, you’ll practice hands-on training in the city with real leaders who are making a difference.
Begin by completing the ASI Application, and our team will connect with you to discuss the specific Residency opportunities through the For the City Network. 

How We Train Our Leaders

We train our leaders through the Men’s and Women’s Development Program: a church-based higher-education program built to train men & women for biblically qualified leadership in the home, church, city and world.


    Learn to see the beauty of Christ and become an accurate handler of the Word of God.


    Learning is best done with a specific ministry in mind, along with opportunities for reflection and feedback.


    Life change happens best when reflection, cooperative learning and accountability are in community.


    Each cohort has a coach who provides mentorship, gospel counseling, tutoring, advising and shepherding.


    A diverse range of classes and advanced tracks to train men & women specific to their calling.