At Grace, we know roots are important. Our grounding is in God’s Word, and our stability is in the strength of real community. At the same time, we are renegades, daring to follow Jesus into the risky work of establishing his reign in the midst of a thousand competing kingdoms. When Jesus launched his Kingdom-of-God revolution in Galilee, he didn’t start with crowds. He called Twelve. His invitation? “That they might be with him and that he might send them out” (Mark 3:14). Rooted and renegade.

Beginning this summer, we are pleased to offer a limited number of positions across the Grace Family of Churches for our revamped Rooted Renegade Residency. The Residency will be a year-long leadership training experience in which Residents will be rooted in the community of a local Grace church while training in collaboration with the full cohort of Grace Family Residents.

Rhythms and Responsibilities

Leaders will experience high quality training and life-on-life discipleship

During the year, Residents will be part of two week-long immersive intensives focused on leadership development and calling discernment. In between these, Residents will be part of bi-monthly huddles with other leaders from other campuses to process and apply their learning. In addition, as Residents serve in their local contexts, they will have opportunity and access alongside key Grace staff.

Leaders will be given missional leadership responsibilities for Grace initiatives into schools, neighborhoods, and cross-cultural projects

Next generation leaders must know how to advance the Kingdom and make disciples in the real world beyond the walls of the church! Because of this, we will be giving leaders significant responsibility and support to launch local ministry initiatives in the neighborhoods, nations, and next generation. We expect these to include: leading Good News Clubs, discipling Campus Thrive leaders, working in Clarkston, teaching in house church, helping with neighborhood initiatives, helping to lead short-term mission trips, and other such opportunities. We expect these leadership responsibilities to be around 25 hours/wk.

Leaders will live in the local community

Through the Residency, each Grace church will help Residents identify affordable housing. Residents will be responsible to pay for their own rent and utilities, while maintaining a suitable standard of living and cleanliness.

Leaders will be sent on a Winter Mission Trip together

Nothing develops community like doing mission together. In 2018, the Resident trip partnered with Grace Capital City to serve in Washington, D.C. The 2019 trip details are still in development.

Leaders will be paid a stipend of $1200/month, with the expectation to support raise $400 of that stipend monthly

In most cases, it will be necessary for Residents to identify a local part-time job that can supplement necessary income further; local churches can help connect Residents to additional employment opportunity.

Who should apply?

Each Grace Church is looking for two to four high-character men and women willing to move into the community at their local church. Applicants should be proven leaders who feel a sense of calling toward a career in ministry,

Application dates and details

Apply online

Also, you can email for more information.

Key Dates:

Application deadline – May 31, 2019

Acceptance notification – June 12, 2019

Residency begins – August 5, 2019

Residency ends – July 31, 2020

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