Resident Leadership Academy

The resident program will facilitate leadership development in emerging leaders who feel called to vocational ministry. Its a 2 year leadership training program that will provide both hands-on ministry experience and personal mentoring. Our goal is to equip and empower potential church leaders for a lifetime of kingdom work and maximum ministry significance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the residency?
One Life’s residency is a 2 year program.  We encourage residents to complete the full program, giving more time to develop their leadership and ministry potential.
Are there any educational requirements?

We accept residents at any stage of life.  If you are currently working on a college degree you will be compensated $500 per month as a first year resident.  If you are a college graduate you will be compensated $1,000 per month as a first year resident.  There are no educational requirements in order to apply for the residency, but we do encourage the pursuit of education and will be as flexible as possible.

How many hours will I be working?
We encourage residents to work around 20 hours per week.  Sunday mornings are required.  Residency trainings and a weekly coaching meeting should be attended.  Aside from that we offer flexibility for you to set your office hours.
Is housing provided?

Yes, housing will be provided!

Who will supervise me?

Each resident will have a ministry coach that meets with him weekly.

What areas of ministry do you provide for residents to get experience in?

You may choose to do a residency in the following areas of ministry: care/outreach, children’s ministry, spiritual formation, student ministry, worship/tech and church planting.

What opportunities does the residency provide?
– Monthly leadership training meetings on 2nd Thursdays at 9 a.m.
– Monthly preaching evaluation/feedback sessions on 4th Thursdays at 12 p.m.
– Quarterly lunches with our lead pastor
– Weekly meetings with a ministry coach

Application Process

1. Complete online application
Application process open January 1 - April 30, 2023

2. Interview with a Pastor

3. Background check approved

4. Residency offers given to approved applicants

Current Residents

Andrew Nichols

Family Ministry Resident

Sam Stockfisch

Pastoral Resident

Tracy White

Family Ministry Resident

Melissa Corrie

Next Steps Resident

Addison Wright

Family Ministry Resident

Maranda Sutton

Next Steps Resident