Residency

A 10-Month Ministry Immersion Experience

The Crossing Residency is geared for those...

- considering full-time vocational ministry
- with a passion for leading people into a life changing relationship with Jesus
- who thrive in a fast paced ever changing culture
- with a thirst to learn and absorb
- who play well with others
- who don’t take themselves too seriously
- who adapt in a variety of settings with a variety of people
- looking to grow in their capacity to lead

Ministry Focus Tracks

Residents have their choice of Ministry Focus Tracks during their residency. When working within their area of focus Residents are taking the lead on projects, handling day-to-day details, building and leading teams, and navigating a variety of situations. Residents are considered as a part of the team, in both expectation and ownership. Residents are immersed in ministry and learn firsthand what it takes to invest in the lives of others and impact a community.

Areas of Focus

In addition to a Resident’s Ministry Focus Track they also get a sampling of experiences from each area of ministry here at The Crossing. This could range from serving on the Parking Team to pulling together a video shoot. We believe there is value in being exposed to as many aspects of ministry as possible.

Residency Roundtables

Over the course of the 10 months, we will regularly gather Residents together for times of processing, discussion, celebration, prayer, and conversation in a roundtable style experience. We want to create space where thoughts can be shared, questions can be asked, and feedback can be given.

Mentoring

While Residents are here at The Crossing they will be paired up with a Mentor from our staff. In most cases the Mentor will be their direct staff oversight. Residents meet with their Mentors weekly.

The Experience

Residents work in a full-time capacity alongside The Crossing staff (20-30 hours per week).
They receive a weekly stipend, and are housed with families from The Crossing. Residents have the opportunity to attend some of the best leadership conferences in the country!

Culture and Competency Conversations

Twice a month, we will gather our Residents together for a focused time of learning. These conversations will range from soul care to leadership competencies. Our Residents aren’t here to simply do tasks. Instead, our goal is to give them hands-on experience and a mental framework to shape the ministries they will one day lead.
These will include, but are not limited to:
Staff investment • Staff Development • Multi-site • Diversity • Church processes: assimilation, DEPs • Church culture • Leadership Development • Project Management • Pastoral Care/Benevolence • Networking • Leading up, down, and across • Resume Writing • Interview Strategies • Understanding Your Community and Culture • Longevity in Ministry • Budgeting • Legal Liabilities

What are we looking for?

What do you get?

What do you need?

The Crossing is looking for college students that have completed no less than 2 years of full-time study toward a four-year degree.

The Crossing Residency is geared for those…
  • pursuing full-time vocational ministry
  • with a passion for leading people in to a life changing relationship with Jesus
  • who thrive in a fast paced, ever changing culture
  • with a thirst to learn and absorb
  • who play well with others
  • who don’t take themselves too seriously
  • who adapt in a variety of settings with a variety of people
  • Residents will work in a full time capacity alongside The Crossing staff
  • Residents will receive a weekly stipend
  • Residents will be housed with families from The Crossing
  • Residents will experience a home-build trip with our partners in Mexico
  • Residents will have the opportunity to attend some of the best leadership conferences in the country with our team

How long does it last?

The Residency at The Crossing lasts 10 months. Starting August 1, 2021 and wrapping up May 29, 2022.   We believe this will give Residents an understanding of the ministry rhythms here at The Crossing.

  • Residents will need to provide their own laptop computer, cellular phone, and transportation.

How do you apply?

  • Fill out our online application.
  • You will be contacted for an interview once your application is complete.
  • Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2021
  • Have Questions? Email Karen Rainville.