Lifegate Residency – Leadership Program

Context: A few decades ago, the church began to passionately preach how powerful it was for us to have an impact in the marketplace. We designed sermon series and ministries around this concept, and while it was desperately true our life with Jesus needed to be expressed beyond the church walls, we’re a few decades down the road looking around and wondering where the future church leaders are.

It’s true, there are handfuls who sense the call of God for vocational ministry, but the opportunities for them to be developed outside of a classroom (or in tandem with a classroom) is rare and often filled with the ministry leftovers. We’ve watched over the years as men and women try their best to respond to the call they sense, but soon feel underprepared and overwhelmed by the demands of vocational ministry.

Lifegate Residency was born out of the desire to do our part in preparing, equipping, and investing in emerging church leaders.

Our Goal: We have designed this program to give hands on, tangible experience for highly qualified leaders who see vocational ministry as a part of their calling. The Residency is a concentrated time of leadership development, intentional hands on ministry experience, and the opportunity to have focused ownership within the area you serve.

We create leadership opportunity unique to the calling the Resident is both pursuing and walking out while engaging within Lifegate’s uniquely expressed culture. We believe these two combined will create not just a meaningful experience, but also an opportunity for deeper and wider growth in the callings God has for the Resident.

Time Commitment & Details:

  • Begins in September runs through May
  • Weekly classes taught by Lifegate leaders
  • 20 hours each week
  • Flexible scheduling for those in careers
  • Adults 18+ invited to apply

How do I become a Resident?

If you are interested in becoming a Resident at Lifegate Church, please fill out the application below and email it to by Friday, May 10, 2019.

Residency Application