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Residency at Fairhaven

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The Fairhaven Church Residency Program is a two-year leadership training program designed to provide hands-on experience working with one of our staff teams, personal mentoring and leadership coaching to equip emerging church leaders for a lifetime of impactful ministry.

Residents will:

  • Make a 2-year commitment, working approximately 25-30 hours per week
  • Fully participate in church life and staff; be recognized as Fairhaven staff members
  • Receive a weekly stipend
  • Complete graduate studies included in the program from Crown College
  • Receive résumé and networking support during the final six months of the residency

Staff Meeting

To become a resident, you must …

  • Have a bachelor’s degree (any field of study)
  • Have a clear calling to vocational ministry
  • Adhere to Fairhaven’s Statement of Faith
  • Have ministry leadership experience

A resident’s experience includes …

  • Ministry experience – Learn how to lead effectively and completely through significant real-life experience
  • Leadership coaching – Receive one-on-one mentoring to develop ministry experience
  • Personal development – Receive one-on-one coaching to ensure personal growth in community and as a follower of Christ
  • Leadership training – Attend weekly staff meetings and weekly resident meetings to develop leadership skills through established curriculum and real-world scenarios
  • Evaluations – Meet for quarterly assessment reviews to discuss self and coach evaluations
  • Graduate studies – Earn a master’s degree from Crown College, with several areas of study to choose from

Important dates:

  • Start dates – January or June
  • Application Deadlines – March 1 for June start date, October 1 for January start date

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