NextGen Ministry Residency

Chapelstreet’s NextGen Residency Program is a two-year process of learning, mentoring and ministry experience for those called to some form of kids or student ministry.

Who can apply?

Men and women who have completed or are close to completion of a college degree with a desire to go into full-time ministry. A degree in early childhood education or ministry is preferred but not required. We are looking for that person who enjoys leading large groups of kids, has a teaching gift, and is comfortable on stage. Chapelstreet has partnered with Leadership Pathway for our NextGen residency program. You can apply here.

What will the residency look like?

Exposure:  The first few months will be filled with observation – weekends, midweek programming, Kids and Next Gen staff meetings, budgeting process, recruiting, curriculum content. We will be getting to know each other and developing a personalized plan for your growth and development as a leader. 

Education: (on-going) Assigned reading about Kids ministry; one-on-one discussions; possible conferences or off site trainings with the Chapelstreet Kids or NextGen team.

Entrusting: In months 3-12 month. You will fully engage on our team and be entrusted with hands-on ministry responsibilities. You will rotate weekends through areas and campuses- responsibilities may include:  lesson planning, teaching, preparing small group resources, participating and planning large group events and activities. During this time you will also work on a Residency Project which will be based on ministry needs or resident’s gifting. 

How do I apply and will I be compensated?

You will apply through Leadership Pathway and you can read more details here. 

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