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Leadership Residency Program

Cohort-based Learning

Emerging leaders will participate in a learning cohort (ideally 8-12 candidates).  This cohort will meet on a monthly basis.  Participating churches will host the cohort on a rotating basis, collectively providing teaching and training while the cohort builds relationships with each other and participating church leadership.


Participating Candidates will:

  • Grow in real-life ministry training and equipping

  • Mature as followers of Christ

  • Engage in collaborative learning from local practitioners

  • Learn to understand local culture and context

  • Experience hands-on discipleship and leadership opportunities

  • Formulate a plan for future ministry endeavors

Who should apply?

Women and men that have a strong desire to grow in their abilities to equip disciple-making disciples of Jesus in their local church.

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2022 Residency Structure & Schedule

The Leadership Residency Program is a six month long program. The Residency will be structured on a Cohort/Lab model. Residents will participate in a Learning Cohort and Teaching Lab each month, alternating between the Lab and Cohort gatherings.  Here is a sample of the gathering schedule:

  • Learning Cohort (in-person) - Saturday morning (3rd Saturday of the month, 9am-noon)

  • Teaching Lab (online) - Wednesday evening (1st Wednesday of the month)

Theology of

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Neuenschwander
Lead Pastor, Central Community Church

Missional Engagement

Speaker: TBD

Vision Discovery & Casting

Speaker: Pastor Matthias Haeusel
Lead Pastor, Cross & Crown Church

Discipleship Structures

Speaker: Pastor Adam Christiansen
Executive Pastor of Ministries, Cross & Crown Church

The Self-Aware Leader

Speaker: Pastor Mike Kelly
Associate Pastor, Trinity Church Seattle
Director Northwest Church Planting Network

Strategic Ministry and Leadership Selection

Speaker: Pastor Adam Christiansen
Executive Pastor of Ministries, Cross & Crown Church

Residency: Schedule
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