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.


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 look forward to identifying and cultivating the gifting our our resident.


The Pastoral Resident for Lakeside Christian Church is responsible to carry out the church’s mission through a wide range of potential ministry opportunities, with the objective of equipping the pastoral resident for life-long service in a local church. Specific tasks would be suited for the resident’s gifts, abilities, and eventual ministry focus. Multiple opportunities for mentorship will be made available. This is a full-time position for a length of two years, after which leadership will help the pastoral resident find permanent employment in a local church or ministry context.