Is the CTK church planting residency right for you?

Christ the King Church has had an ongoing residency for future ministry leaders for the past several years. We’ve trained dozens of men for leadership and it has been a great success. Several people have gone out from our residency into church planting, staff ministry positions, and workplace vocations with a mission-mindset.

So if you’re considering this, read on and I’ll answer a few common questions.

Who is the residency for?

The CTK Church Planting residency is for men who want practical, missional, and theological training in church planting. This can apply to (1) lead/founding pastor of a church plant, or an (2) executive/staff pastor of a church plant. We assess every applicant’s readiness for church planting before final approval to the residency. We are not looking for “rock stars,” but faithful men whom God is calling to plant a church.

How does this differ from CTK’s Pastor School? 

The CTK pastor’s school is for training men to be pastors at Christ the King Church. The residency, however, is for men who are called to plant other churches. The Church Planting Residents will participate in Pastor’s School, but will also receive coaching from Michael Clary or Doug Shell and join our staff team to get additional practical experience. Some residents receive funding from external sources (such as NAMB, FEC, etc).

What are the schedule requirements?

The biggest component is pastor’s school which takes place on Monday evenings. Plan on around 3-4 hours per week of extra work, plus a weekly staff meeting and monthly coaching.

How long is the residency? 

The residency is ten months long and runs from September of 2016 till May of 2017.

Is there funding available for the residency?

CTK does not directly fund residents, but will work with your sponsoring organization (if you have one) to help you secure funding.

When is the application deadline?

July 1st, 2016.

How do I apply? 

You can apply on the Residency Page of the CTK website.


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