In August 2015, The Austin Stone will launch a two-year residency cohort for aspiring pastors and church planters. In addition to our Leadership Development Program, the cohort will provide specific learning environments:
Specifically, this pastoral residency will provide tangible missional community leadership experience, ownership of specific ministries each year at one of our campuses, and specialized training from our senior staff in organizational leadership.
Finally, this small cohort will have monthly time with the Executive Pastor of Campuses for additional development and soul care.
WHAT ARE THE BASICS?
The cohort will begin in August, 2015. Each Resident will be responsible for raising their salary and benefits for the two-year period. The Austin Stone will provide training for support-raising to the candidate upon acceptance. The Austin Stone will provide a housing stipend for the Resident and his family.
THIS IS WHO COULD JOIN US
This residency is for individuals who believe they have been called by God to pursue vocational ministry, have demonstrated gifts of leadership and preaching/teaching along with some practical experience in these areas, and desire further equipping to lead in the Church.
Ideally, a candidate would be over the age of 25 with some experience in vocational ministry.