PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Lakeside Christian Church desires to participate in raising up the next generation of pastors, church leaders and missionaries. We believe that while seminaries and Bible schools provide a solid foundation in classical theological disciplines, the local church is best suited to provide exposures to the realities of pastoral ministry and in-depth ministry preparation. Just as a teaching hospital provides its residents with further clinical training and opportunity to practice their trade, so too Lakeside Christian Church seeks to provide more intensive and intentional ministry training within the living context of a body of believers.


Thanks to the vision, training and financial support of Made to Flourish, we have been able to establish a pastoral residency program. This program enables us to offer both mentoring and ministry training. 

 

Residents are hired for a 2-year term to serve at Lakeside. In addition to performing the general job responsibilities, residents will also work closely with the leadership, devoting intentional time for mentorship and training. The last portion of the residency will include assistance in discerning God’s calling and finding placement in a local church.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We welcome anyone who senses a call into full-time vocational Christian service to apply. Applicants are required to have completed a graduate degree in biblical or theological studies (MA, M.Div., or equivalent) by the completion of the program. Candidates must affirm and confess Lakeside’s What We Believe and What We Commit statements. 

 

Interested in applying, please contact the Pastoral Residency Coordinator, Brad Horner, (bh@lakesidechristianchurch.orgfor more information. 


Our residency program will bring on one, full-time resident at a time. We recognize the variety of gifts and callings necessary for the local church and have identified two possible positions for our next resident:

PASTORAL RESIDENT FOR WORSHIP AND TEACHING

The Pastoral Resident for Worship and Teaching for Lakeside Christian Church is responsible to carry out the church’s mission by effectively overseeing and leading our weekly praise and worship, being part of the teaching rotation in preaching and small groups, and cooperatively working with our staff and volunteers for ministry. This is a full-time position for a length of two years, to equip the pastoral resident for life-long service in a local church.


JOB DESCRIPTION

PASTORAL RESIDENT FOR DISCIPLESHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS

The Pastoral Resident for Discipleship and Communications for Lakeside Christian Church is responsible to oversee and develop discipleship opportunities, as well as assess best communications strategy and technology solutions for ministry to the congregation. This is a full-time position for a length of two years, to equip the pastoral resident for life-long service in a local church.


JOB DESCRIPTION