Commit the next two years of leadership development to the church, city, or nations. Do you want to learn how to be a better Christian leader in the church, city, or nations? Do you want to wrestle with hard questions and assess your understanding in a ministry setting? The Residency Program at The Austin Stone Institute was built to teach you doctrine and theology while supplying the opportunities for you to apply what you learn.

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What You'll Do

Get Connected

You will have a robust experience in a structured disciple-making community. You will be plugged into a missional community and will pursue accountability through a weekly Peer Discipleship Group.

Get Trained

You will participate in the Men and Women's Development Program in your first year of residency for theological training. You will also read through the Bible -cover-to-cover - during your residency.

Get Ready

You will have a great supervisor in your chosen area of ministry who will train you in practical skill development. Your supervisor will intentionally cultivate specific skills that will get you prepared for your future ministry.

Support Raising

The Austin Stone Institute has partnered with Reliant – a leading non-profit fundraising organization for support raising, coaching, accountability, donations, and payroll. This means that you will be a Resident of The Austin Stone Community Church and an employee of Reliant.

As a Resident, you will attend a Reliant fundraising intensive workshop to equip you with the knowledge and skills to raise financial support. The Reliant team works with you to build support goals and to get you ready for employment.

You will be responsible for getting to the Reliant fundraising intensive workshop in Austin, TX. The Austin Stone Institute will cover the workshop expense, housing, and one meal each day of the workshop.

How to Apply

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Application Timeline

  • Oct 14, 2018 – Applications Open
  • Dec 21, 2018 – Early Application Deadline ($25 off application fee)
  • Jan 15, 2019 – Final Application Deadline (application fee is $49)
  • Feb 20, 2019 – You will find out if you have been accepted into the Residency program.
  • Feb 25, 2019 – Support Training Registration Deadline
  • Mar 7, 2019 – Support Training and Workshop in Austin, TX (required)
  • Mar-Jul, 2019 – Support Raising Completion
  • Aug 1, 2019 – Your Residency Begins

About the Austin Stone

The Austin Stone Community Church exists to love God, love the church, love the city, and love the nations. We seek to be a community who gives glory to Christ above all things and welcomes all people to join us in worshipping Him. As a Resident, you will need to agree with our affirmation of faith. To learn more about what The Austin Stone Community Church believes, ​please go here​:
Identity and Beliefs

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The Residency Program through The Austin Stone Institute is a great opportunity to help you grow in your ministry and leadership skills. Apply now!

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