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.