Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, Tenn., has announced a one-year ministry residency experience for 2015.
The Ministry Residency at Brentwood Baptist is a one-year residency experience equipping next generation pastors, worship leaders, missionaries, disciplers and church planters to effectively lead the local church.
Brentwood Baptist has provided internships for hundreds of men and women impacting the kingdom of God around the globe, according to a press release. The release also stated that, by virtue of its many resources, strategic Nashville area location and distinctive multicampus approach to ministry, Brentwood Baptist is well-positioned to provide a more in-depth, church career focused training and hands-on ministry leadership experience for God-called men and women.
Just as a teaching hospital provides its residents with further clinical training and the opportunity to practice their trade, likewise The Ministry Residency at Brentwood Baptist seeks to provide a safe and intensive ministry training experience within the context of a body of believers, the press release stated.
The release also said that while seminaries and universities provide a solid foundation in many disciplines, Brentwood Baptist believes the local Church is well-suited to provide exposure to the realities of ministry and address the “experience gap” for those new to ministry. Therefore the purpose of The Ministry Residency at Brentwood Baptist is not to replace what universities and seminaries are providing, but to complement them.
Choosing from seven ministry tracks, residents will be placed in a daily learning environment on one of five Brentwood Baptist campuses under the mentorship of an experienced ministerial staff member. Residents will also participate in a cohort seminar learning experience one day each week taught by seasoned church leaders.
The release specified that successful applicants will come to The Ministry Residency at Brentwood Baptist postcollege, preseminary, mid- or post-seminary and called to vocational ministry in the local Church. The one-year residency includes housing, moving allowance, ministry resource budget and support raising training.
Paired with a degree from a seminary or university, graduates of The Ministry Residency at Brentwood Baptist will be prepared to become some of the greatest Church leaders of the next generation.
Applications are being accepted through March 1 for the first residency cohort beginning late August. Informative materials, frequently asked questions and an online application are located at brentwoodresidency.com.
For additional information, contact Brian Dodridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.