Northview Leads Residency

Northview Leads Residency

If you are a young leader, with God-sized dreams in your heart for serving in His Church and you’re looking for your next step to gain vital ministry experience, the Northview Leads Residency may be for you! Our two-year program, led by Northview’s experienced and supportive church leaders, offers hands-on ministry experience, personalized mentoring, leadership and discipleship training, while emphasizing healthy ministry habits to sustain you for a lifetime. And, now, through a partnership with Taylor University, you can also choose to earn a Master of Arts in Ministry degree at the same time.  



Read more about our professional residency (offering two years of hands-on ministry experience) and our graduate residency (offering two years of hands-on ministry experience + a master’s degree from Taylor University).


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Northview Church and Taylor University have partnered to offer a Graduate Residency that will equip emerging church leaders with the theological training and practical experience they need to be effective wherever God is leading them.

Our graduate residency program is a two-year ministry immersion. For 20 hours per week, residents serve in a ministry area that aligns with their particular calling under the guidance of a coach. Weekly one-on-one meetings with the coach focus on developing ministry skills and personal development. All residents come together for two hours each week to focus on growing as a leader and a disciple and to create rhythms of life that prevent burnout and promote flourishing.

The graduate residency is only for qualified applicants who are accepted by Northview Church and Taylor University. Graduate residents take courses taught by Taylor University faculty as they work toward their MA in Ministry degree throughout their residency. The hours a resident serves in ministry may be used toward ministry practicum for the degree.

Taylor University was named as the No. 1 best midwest college by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about the MA in Ministry degree and to begin the application process, click here

Northview Church offers training, coaching and hands-on experience that will equip emerging church leaders with practical experience they need to be effective wherever God is leading them.

Our professional residency program is a two-year ministry immersion. For 24 hours per week, residents serve in a ministry area that aligns with their particular calling under the guidance of a coach. Weekly one-on-one meetings with the coach focus on developing ministry skills and personal development. All residents come together for two hours each week to focus on growing as a leader and a disciple and to create rhythms of life that prevent burnout and promote flourishing.


Resident positions are available in

• Worship Ministry

• Pastoral Ministry

• Video Production

• Weekend Services

• Northview Kids

• Northview Students

• Local & Global Outreach

• Small Groups & Serving Teams

• Special Needs

• Leadership Development

• Communications


Benefits

Northview Church is committed to investing in emerging leaders and provides the following for each resident:

• A monthly stipend of $1000

• Offer of a $6000 scholarship to all residents who pursue the TU degree

• Optional housing (or housing support) for single residents

• All expenses paid for an annual residents’ retreat

• An invitation to participate in the annual Northview Leads Conference

• All expenses paid for the residents’ short-term mission trip to serve at New York City Relief


Qualifications

These are the essential qualifications for all residents*:

• Expresses a clear call to ministry

• College graduate (or clearly on their way)

• Clear and compelling leadership potential

• Committed to the 27 hours of the residency each week: 24 hours of hands-on ministry service, one hour of coaching and two hours of classroom leadership training per week

• Some ministry experience

• Appropriate maturity and work ethic

• Aligns with our ministry philosophy, theology, culture and staff

• Has their own transportation

• Has their own health insurance

*Graduate residents must meet Taylor University’s qualifications for admission into the MA in Ministry program.


FAQ

Yes. In fact, we encourage it as a way to make ends meet. However, as you arrange your schedule, you will need to prioritize the hours of your residency and find part-time work that can accommodate that schedule. All our residents have been able to make this arrangement work. 

The on-boarding dates for our residency are in January, June and September.

  • Fill out the application
  • Phone interview with our residency director
  • References checked
  • Interview with the prospective coach and members of his/her team 

Yes, we have married residents in the program. 

Ready To Apply?

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to our desire to be conservative in our ministry strategy during this unprecedented season, Northview leadership has decided not to on-board any new residents in June 2020. As of now, we are not accepting new applications and will open the link to consider applicants for September 2020 as soon as we feel it is appropriate. Thank you for understanding. 

The Northview Leads Residency has three on-boarding times throughout the year. Please consider the application deadline for the desired start date listed below. If you have any questions, please email
hr@northviewchurch.us.

  • January 1: Submit application by September 15th
  • June 1: Submit application by February 15th
  • September 1: Submit application by May 15th