Pastoral Residency Program

Training the Next Generation of Leaders through Residency

Providing hands-on experience and leadership training

We believe that the church has both an opportunity and responsibility to identify, equip, and send the next generation of pastoral leaders into gospel ministry. 

We believe that while seminaries and graduate schools can provide a solid foundation in the classic theological disciplines, the local church is further suited to provide exposure to the realities of pastoral ministry and personal spiritual preparation.

Just as a teaching hospital provides its residents with further clinical training and the opportunity to practice their skills, so too Chapelstreet Church seeks to provide more intensive and intentional ministry experience in the context of the local body of believers.

Chapelstreet’s Pastoral Residency Program is a two-year process of learning, mentoring, and ministry experience for those called to some form of pastoral ministry and leadership.

Please note that we are unable to accept international students at this time.


Program Details


Interest Form

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Practical Training Components

Preaching: Residents will receive instruction and coaching in both one-on-one and group settings. Residents will have opportunities to preach in Chapelstreet venues as part of our teaching team.

Leadership: Residents will participate in Chapelstreet’s ongoing Leadership Development process with other full and part-time staff.

Pastoral Care: Residents will receive instruction and experience in a variety of pastoral care contexts, including weddings, funerals, and hospital and home visits.

Personal Mentoring & Coaching: The cornerstone of our Pastoral Residency program is our commitment to personal mentoring in both spiritual formation and practical ministry experience.

Seminary/Academic Study: While not required for every resident, Chapelstreet will work with each resident to develop a plan for seminary/academic study and a tuition sharing plan.

Time Off & Compensation

Residents will receive 2 weeks of vacation per year (with approval of the Leadership Development Team). The Pastoral Residency is a full-time role with compensation. Please inquire for more details. 

Application Process

Who can apply to be a pastoral resident?

Successful applicants will be gifted and motivated men who sense a call to pastoral ministry and meet the qualifications of leadership as outlined in the New Testament (see 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:7-9). They will have completed an undergraduate college degree, and while graduate studies or seminary are desired, they are not necessary to apply. Applicants should have some hands-on leadership and ministry experience and be able to supply references to that effect. They should be able to provide the endorsement of the church in which they are currently serving or have previously served.

The first step in the application process is to fill out our online Interest Form. While we are always accepting applications, we don’t always have openings in our program. However, once you submit the Interest Form, we will contact you via email within two weeks to let you know whether or not we have openings in our program. If we have openings and you are selected to move on in the process, we will send you our formal application and may proceed with an interview.

Please note that we are unable to accept international students at this time.

Feel free to reach out via email to Jenny at if you have questions.

Interest Form