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 prove 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.


Program Details


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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 hospital and home visits.

Personal Mentoring & Coaching: We provide residents with strengths-based coaching and mentoring in spiritual formation.

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 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 undergrad 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.

We are currently accepting applications but feel free to reach out via email to ( if you have questions before applying. The application can be completed online. Once that is submitted we will follow up with an email. If you are asked to move on in the process, we will follow up with an interview.