The Ransom Church Residency is a two-year pastoral leadership development program

designed to immerse emerging leaders in the life of the local church and to equip them

for a lifetime of kingdom impact.

Residents gain experience by serving on staff within one of the ministry teams of the local church.  Residents will receive one-on-one coaching and a collaborative learning experience where they will further grow in their leadership capacity and personal development.

developmental elements


Hands On Ministry Experience

  • Gain the leadership capacity and know-how to effectively and competently lead as a pastor

  • Receive significant and real-life ministry experience 

  • Qualify as supervised ministry towards Wesleyan Ordination


Ministry Coaching

  • 1 on 1 coaching in ministry skills

  • Receive practical feedback within their current tasks and assignments to grow in ministry competence


Personal Development

  • Equipping you for life and leadership transformation

  • Focuses on your growth as a follower of Jesus


Leadership Development

  • Weekly pastoral leadership training covering self-leadership, relational leadership and organizational leadership


Exposure to Culture/DNA

  • Grow and work with a dynamic team


“Not only is the Ransom a fantastic church with powerful, spirit-filled ministry, but the Ransom is also a great training ground for ordination. The Ransom sets you up for success in ministry."


“The leadership training and hands-on experience that takes place are both humbling and empowering for the young leader."



Who should consider a residency?

The residency is designed to provide a hands on ministry experience for those who are called to vocational ministry.  Ideally, applicants will have a college education, some ministry experience and are looking to develop ministry and leadership skills.


What ministry team will I serve on?

The team in which the resident serves is chosen with the resident based on experience, team chemistry and desired ministry future.


Some of the teams the resident might serve on include: 

  • Ransom Kids - 0 - 5th grade

  • Ransom Teens - Middle School / High School

  • Creative & Worship

  • Campus Leadership


When does the residency program begin?

Residency start dates vary with availability.  Inquire for more details.


How many hours a week does a resident work?

Approximately 29 hours per week are set for program involvement.


Is the residency paid?

Residents are given a stipend with optional housing for single residents.

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