Residency Program


Purpose:

Prepare and equip residents to start their own multiplying movements. Planting churches that will go on to plant other churches who plant churches.

Length:

One year. Second year option available at the discretion of Lead Pastor.

Compensation: 

The compensation will be $40,000 a year.

Goal: 

Come the end of the residency term, each resident will be equipped with skills, resources and relationships necessary to launch a successful kingdom work. 

What COTFC is looking for in a resident:

  • Fundraising Ability - They will be expected to participate in deputized fundraising of at least $20,000 annually. 

  • Ministry Experience - They will be expected to have previous experience working for a church.

  • Relational Evangelism - They will be expected to have the ability to lead someone to Christ with confidence and clarity.

  • Entrepreneurial Experience - They will be expected to have the ability to start something from scratch.

  • Self-Awareness - They will be expected to have an accurate understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses.

  • Teachability - They will be expected to have a recognition that they don’t know it all.

  • Proven Leadership - What have they led successfully in the past?  Are they a leader of volunteers or a leader of leaders? 

  • Vision Casting - They will be expected to have the ability to cast a compelling vision.

  • Self-Feeder - They will be expected to have a strong dedication to personal growth.

  • Strong Disposition Towards Execution - They will be expected to flat out get stuff done!

  • Christ-like Character - They will be expected to be a person of integrity and exhibit the fruits of the spirit in their life.

  • An Undeniable Call - They will be expected to have absolute certainty towards the call of church planting as their NEXT STEP in ministry. 

What the Residency will include:

  • Regular 1on1 meetings with the lead pastor

  • Participation in CPAC (Church Planter Assessment Center) 

  • Expectation to lead a small group and to reproduce small groups

  • Lead a Ministry Area

  • High-Level Access to leadership meetings, creative meetings, tough decision-making meetings, etc.

  • Access to other pastors on staff at COTFC

  • Access to other NewThing planters in the KC network 

  • Opportunity to teach on Sunday mornings at COTFC with occasional outside opportunities

  • Being “sent well” as you launch out

  • Continuing coaching support after the residency concludes

What does the interview process look like?

  • Step One - 1-2 Interviews with differing staff of COTFC

  • Step Two - Multiple In-Person Interviews with Spouse

  • Step Three - Completion of Church Planter Assessment through Stadia

More info about Stadia’s assessment can be found on their website: https://stadiachurchplanting.org/services/assessment