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Abundant Life Residency

Our mission is to see lives changed by Jesus by equipping and empowering emerging leaders to fulfill their calling in planting vibrant, gospel-centered churches.

“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” -2 Timothy 2:2 

Character

Calling

Competency

Is God Calling You to Ministry?

Do you have a passion for seeing lives changed by Jesus but don’t know what your next steps are?  

The Abundant Life Residency is a two-year program developed with three specific tracks. 

Church Planter – The Church Planter Residency equips and empowers emerging leaders to fulfill their calling in planting vibrant, gospel-centered churches.

Global Missions  The Global Missions Residency equips and empowers emerging leaders to be effective missionaries and church planters in diverse cultural contexts worldwide.

Counseling InternshipThe Counseling Internship offers a comprehensive experience for students pursuing a master’s degree in counseling in a faith-based and clinically informed environment.

The Abundant Life Residency will equip you in 4 specific areas to fulfill the call to ministry God has placed on your life:

HEAD: Foster a deep and comprehensive understanding of God, his mission, and the church.

You will be trained to lead and serve with clarity, passion, and effectiveness. The program equips you to bring glory to God and advance His Kingdom in all you do by focusing on...     

  • Understanding God 
  • Grasping his mission  
  • Understanding the church 
  • Discovering your part 

HEART: Nurture a heart that is deeply rooted in a love for Jesus.

You will be mentored in how to align your heart with God’s heart, follow Jesus, and serve Him faithfully in all that you do through... 

  • Personal and spiritual formation  
  • Mentoring and spiritual guidance 
  • Service and compassion  
  • Mission and kingdom-mindedness  

HANDS: Equip you with practical skills and competencies.

We will equip you with practical skills and competencies so you can confidently step into your call to ministry. Your equipping experience will include…    

  • Leadership development  
  • Discipleship and teaching  
  • Administration and planning  
  • Creative outreach  

FEET: Direct and empower you to fulfill God's Great Commision.

We will assist you in discerning the calling God has placed on your life in fulfilling the Great Commission. The discernment process involves… 

  • Gifts and passion assessment 
  • Exposure to ministries 
  • Commissioning and sending  
  • Community discernment  

HEAD: foster a deep and comprehensive understanding of God, his mission, and the church.

You will be trained to lead and serve with clarity, passion, and effectiveness. The program equips you to bring glory to God and advance His Kingdom in all you do by focusing on...     

  • Understanding God 
  • Grasping his mission  
  • Understanding the church 
  • Discovering your part 

HEART: nurture a heart that is deeply rooted in a love for Jesus.

You will be mentored in how to align your heart with God’s heart, follow Jesus, and serve Him faithfully in all that you do through... 

  • Personal and spiritual formation  
  • Mentoring and spiritual guidance 
  • Service and compassion  
  • Mission and kingdom-mindedness  

HANDS: Develop practical skills and competencies

We will equip you with practical skills and competencies so you can confidently step into your call to ministry. Your equipping experience will include…    

  • Leadership development  
  • Discipleship and teaching  
  • Administration and planning  
  • Creative outreach  

FEET: Discern the direction God is calling you

We will assist you in discerning the calling God has placed on your life in fulfilling the Great Commission. The discernment process involves… 

  • Gifts and passion assessment 
  • Exposure to ministries 
  • Commissioning and sending  
  • Community discernment  

Not called to a Residency? Here are other ways to support and be involved.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Applicants should have a strong call to plant a church, be actively involved in ministry, and meet specific requirements set by the program. A bachelor's degree is preferred.  

The residency is a 24-month process starting in August of the year you apply.  

You will get paid a monthly stipend and be required to raise a monthly support goal. Abundant Life Church contribution amounts may vary from resident to resident and may change from year to year.

You can start raising support after you are accepted into the program. We will provide training to assist you. After being accepted, you will begin raising support in June, and all support goals must be met by the end of August. 

Yes. We have found it beneficial to have in-person experience and hands-on training.  

The residency program is offered both full-time and part-time. Weekly hours and residency schedule will be individualized.   

Reach out to us at alresidency@livingproof.co