Why be a Resident at Grace?

For those who are pursuing a call to serve vocationally through a local church, Grace Fellowship has designed a two-year ministry resident program to assist in, clarify, and affirm that calling. The program’s thrust is to raise up men and women living Jesus-centered lives, have a deep conviction to serve His Kingdom, and recognize their best contributions in this season of their journey.  

The Program

The program was birthed in 2015 from the necessity to lengthen Grace’s leadership bench as we sought to launch new locations in the greater Columbus area. Since then, we have seen residents step into full-time positions both at Grace and in other ministries.

The Design

The design is to spend 25 hours per week in both "hands on" learning coupled with theological and cultural reflection. Ideally, the resident will have completed or be in the process of completing a degree program which will best suit their intentions upon completion of the program.

All residents play a key role in growing gospel influence through our ministries and are closely mentored through Grace’s leadership and the resident supervisor. For this reason, we require that all residents live within the greater Columbus area (or about 15-20 minutes from one of our campuses).

Each resident will be salaried at $25,000 annually paid every two weeks. As a resident, your salary will not be based on performance, history or experience.  The program runs from August through July and is renewable after the first year.

What to Expect

Year 1
Residents can expect to spend their first 12 months in rotation through many of the departments within Grace, learning first hand what it means to function as a large, multi-site church.

Year 2
During the second year each resident will focus their time in one specific area of ministry which they believe they ultimately feel called to serve in. The program is set up for those who are naturally proactive – virtually every door at Grace will be open for you to explore and learn how to grow in your ministry understanding.