fbpx

Providence Leadership Institute

The Providence Leadership Institute is intended to provide Biblical leadership training and mentoring for both pastoral and lay ministry leadership.  The Institute includes 6 areas of leadership training: Ministry Residency, Ministry Internships, Advanced Christian Leadership, Church Ministry and Leadership, Biblical Counseling, and Next Generation Leadership.

Why Develop a Leadership Institute?

In general, our culture is raising up a generation of leaders divorced of character and moral absolutes.  Yet as followers of Christ, the two are inseparable.  More than that, within the pages of Scripture we see that character always trumps competency.  The church has a responsibility to identify and train leaders that will honor Christ, lead with great skill and influence in the church, workplace and community.

Overview of Areas of Leadership Development

1. Ministry Residency

The Ministry residency is an intense 24-month training program available to both male and female college graduates pursuing a life of vocational ministry.  It combines education (in partnership with several seminaries and universities), training, mentoring, and exposure to the various facets of ministry.

2. Ministry Internship

Ministry internships are 9-month part time or 3-month full time internships that provide both male and female seminary or college students considering full time vocational ministry an opportunity to receive training, grow spiritually and gain experience with coaching in specific ministries as they consider God’s calling on their lives.

3. Advanced Christian Leadership (TBD)

Advanced Christian Leadership is a 20-week course that seeks to provide a biblical overview of the character, skill and emotional intelligence of Christ-like leaders.  This course will include both class work and forums with Christian leaders in the Triangle.

4. Church Ministry and Leadership (TBD)

Church Ministry and Leadership is a 20-week course that seeks to train lay leaders for effective church leadership.  Topics include ecclesiology, basic Christian doctrines, missions, expository teaching, leader development, team building, and counseling.

5. Biblical Counseling (TBD)

Biblical Counseling is a 20-week course that seeks to train lay leaders in the basics of Biblical pastoral counseling.  This course includes both class work and mentored counseling opportunities.

6. Next Generation Leadership (TBD)

Next Generation Leadership is a 20-week small group study that prepares students for a life of Christian leadership.  This course includes both class work and a mentorship with adult Christian leaders.

Overview

Providence is passionate about Jesus Christ, the gospel and His church.  Not only the existing church but also the future church.  As a result, we believe Providence has a major role to play in raising up and training the next generation of healthy Christian men and women who will make an eternal impact in their generation and future generations.  Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Church Planters and Missionaries not only need to be grounded with a foundation in spiritual disciplines and theology but also need to be exposed to the realities of ministry and missions within the context of a body of believers.  In light of this, and by God’s grace, we believe Providence Church is uniquely gifted to equip and train individuals pursuing a lifetime of vocational Christian ministry.

Who should apply to be a Ministry Resident?

Qualified applicants will be gifted and motivated men and women who sense a call to some form of vocational service.  They will have completed an undergraduate college degree, currently studying in a post-graduate degree in biblical or theological studies (MA, M.Div or equivalent) or have recently completed a post-graduate degree in biblical or theological studies.  In addition, they will come with significant ministry experience and a strong recommendation and endorsement from the church in which they are currently serving or previously served.

Overview of the Residency

The residency is a 24-month program with 2 available tracks that can be customized to the needs and calling of each resident.

1. Track 1 – Ministry Training – Residents have the opportunity to take EQUIP courses in:
      • Pastoral Ministry and Leadership
      • Bible Exposition 1 & 2
      • Discipleship
      • Biblical Counseling
      • Missions
      • Evangelism
      • Church Planting

Through the Ministry Training Track, Residents have the potential to earn up to 24 hours of credit at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

2. Track 2 – Mentored Ministry – Residents have the opportunity to serve alongside Providence Church Pastors and Ministry Leaders in a ministry specific area of their choosing. Areas include:
      • Senior Leadership
      • Kid’s Discipleship
      • Student Discipleship
      • Discipleship/Spiritual Formation
      • Counseling
      • Worship
      • Missions

Within the Mentored Ministry Track, Residents will be given ministry assignments and responsibilities within their ministry area and also be exposed to overall church leadership.

Each resident, regardless of track, will also participant in a weekly seminar with other residents focused on understanding and developing leadership skills and various facets of ministry and operations within a church.

Resident Expectations

Each resident is expected to commit 35 hrs/week of time training and serving within the Residency.  This would include the weekly leadership seminar and ministry team and staff meetings.

Each resident is expected to raise funds to support themselves while enrolled in the Residency.  Training will be required and provided to create a budget and raise funds prior to the start of the Residency.

Each resident will report first to the Ministry Residency leader and then to their respective ministry level coach.

How are Residents funded during their time within the Residency?

The Ministry Residency at Providence is fully support raised.  Each Resident will be responsible for raising their own salaries during the 24-month program.

Providence has partnered with a credible organization called Reliant that trains, coaches, and manages everything needed to help you with the support raising process.

With the best tools and resources at your disposal, support raising will be an excellent training ground for future opportunities in ministry.

Providence will seek to provide housing for all single residents.

Application Process for the Residency

Residents begin in both January and July of each year.  All applications must be submitted by May 1 (for January entry) and January 1 (for August entry) each year.  Resident acceptance will be based on applications, interviews, recommendations, limits of the program and desired track.

What investment does Providence Church make in each Resident?

In addition to ministry training and mentored ministry, Providence will invest in books, conferences, supplies, exposure to national and international mission trips and a MacBook for each resident.

Overview

Providence is passionate about Jesus Christ, the gospel and His church.  Not only the existing church but also the future church.  As a result, we believe Providence has a major role to play in raising up and training the next generation of healthy Christian men and women who will make an eternal impact in their generation and future generations.  Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Church Planters and Missionaries not only need to be grounded with a foundation in spiritual disciplines and theology but also need to be exposed to the realities of ministry and missions within the context of a body of believers.  In light of this, and by God’s grace, we believe Providence Church is uniquely gifted to equip and train individuals pursuing a lifetime of vocational Christian ministry.

Who should apply to be a Ministry Intern?

Qualified applicants will be gifted and motivated men and women who either sense a call to ministry or are evaluating a potential call to ministry.  They will be college age or older with some ministry experience and character recommendations from the church in which they are currently attending or previously attended.

Overview of the Internship

There are two options for ministry interns:

      • A 9-month part-time (20hrs/week) position that starts in August and completes in May.
      • A 3-month full time (40hrs/week) position that starts in May and ends in August.

Within both options, the ministry intern will be assigned a ministry coach within the ministry area of their choosing.  Areas include:

      • Senior Leadership
      • Kid’s Discipleship
      • Student Discipleship
      • Young Adult Discipleship
      • Groups Ministry
      • Discipleship/Spiritual Formation
      • Connections
      • Counseling
      • Worship
      • Missions

Each Intern will also participate in a weekly seminar with other interns focused on understanding and developing leadership skills and various facets of ministry and operations within a church.

Intern Expectations

Each Intern is expected to commit their allotted time training and serving within the ministries each week.  This would include the weekly leadership seminar and ministry team and staff meetings.

Each Intern will report to their respective ministry level coach.

How are Interns funded during their time within the Internship?

The 9-month internship at Providence is fully support raised.  Each 9-month intern will be responsible for raising their own salaries during the program.

Providence has partnered with a credible organization called Reliant that trains, coaches, and manages everything needed to help you with the support raising process.

With the best tools and resources at your disposal, support raising will be an excellent training ground for future opportunities in ministry.

Providence will seek to provide housing for all 9-month interns.

The 3-month interns will be provided a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Application Process for the Internship

Interns begin in both May (full-time 3 month interns) and August (part-time 9 month interns) of each year.  

Applications for the 9-month internship must be submitted by February 1 each year. 

Applications for the 3-month internship must be submitted by March 1 each year.

Acceptance for both internships will typically be decided upon within several weeks and acceptance will be based on applications, interviews, recommendations, limits of the program and desired ministry.

What investment does Providence Church make in each Intern?

In addition to ministry training, coaching and discipleship, Providence may potentially invest in books, conferences, supplies, and exposure to national and international mission trips if deemed appropriate for the development of the intern.  

Previous

Next