Christ Academy Residency Program
The Christ Church Summer Residency Program exists to equip college students and young adults with a theological framework and ministry experience as they explore their personal ministry and future calling.
The Christ Church Summer Residency Program includes three components:
Theological Framework: All residents will attend weekly classes on Theological & Biblical Studies, Apologetics & Campus Ministry, Vocational Calling, and Pastoral Ministry taught by the staff at the church.
Ministry Experience: Each resident will be placed and work directly in a ministry department at the church, as well as working together on multiple church-wide events, to get a full exposure of pastoral ministry.
Biblical Community: In addition to classroom and ministry experience, the residency will also feature both formal mentoring and groups, as well as informal events to explore the city of Memphis.
What can you expect out of this residency program?
This residency will provide you with a chance to learn and apply ministry in the context of the local church. Each resident will work within a specific department, attend residency classes, and experience Christian community. The advantage of this approach is that it requires students to apply what they learn in real time.
What will the classes be like?
Residents will have four different class topics throughout the summer, Theological & Biblical Studies, Apologetics & Campus Ministry, Vocational Calling, and Pastoral Ministry. Each class will be an hour and fifteen minutes, and taught by a member of our pastoral staff. In addition, residents will read and discuss two different books during the summer.
Are these paid positions?
Yes! Residents will receive a $2,400 stipend for the summer.
I’m not from Memphis; where will I stay?
If you’re not from Memphis, your department will place you at a host home for the summer.
What’s the summer schedule?
The Residency Program is 9 weeks, beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and lasting through Friday, July 26, 2019.
All residents will arrive on Wednesday, May 29. Orientation will be the 29th, 30th, and 31st. Residency classes and departmental responsibilities will begin June 3, and continue throughout the summer. All residents will work VBS (June 17-21) and SOS (June 24-28), and have the following week off (June 30-July 6). Residency classes and departmental responsibilities will resume July 7, and continue until the completion of the program on July 26.
What if I still have questions?
Contact Grant Caldwell or Andrew Grissom with any further questions about the program.