What Makes A Great Residency?


Residents come from all over the country with all different backgrounds, and though exciting, it can be difficult to step into a new position, new team and new city. With this in mind, we’ve built into our program regular opportunities for residents to build community with one another, both in and outside our church.


As believers we experience lasting growth when we increase in knowledge, character and skills. We call these three components – head, heart and hands. Our supervisors play a key role in our program, as they intentionally develop each resident for a missional life that glorifies God through all three dimensions of growth.


We believe the strongest and best leadership training should come out of the local church. Jesus gave to the church leaders to equip the saints for the work of ministry, so we whole-heartedly believe it is in the local church where future leaders can be best nurtured, challenged, trained, and released for ministry.

Have you ever wondered, “How can I make my life count for Jesus and His glory?”

Are you a college grad? Consider a church-based residency to learn ministry under the guidance of other experienced leaders.  Explore the depths of a particular church ministry and even prepare to be part of a church planting team.  All residents play a significant role in leading ministry at The Austin Stone while under the close mentorship of Austin Stone leadership and an ASI supervisor.

All ASI opportunities have the primary focus of leadership development. While some residency programs focus on what a resident might bring to an organization, our program is different. Our commitment is to the growth and development of each resident in three facets: