The Residency at MDPC

The Residency at MDPC

The Residency at MDPC is a nine-month program for men and women with a clear call to vocational ministry. We will use practical learning, hands-on ministry, and mentoring from a pastor or department director as a platform for each resident’s spiritual and leadership development. Residents will pursue theological studies (via seminary or other graduate program) during the program. Over nine months, residents will grow and add to the vibrancy of the MDPC community. Our hope is that you will leave here ready to serve the church in vocational ministry.

If you are a college graduate or a current seminary student and feel a call toward local church ministry or ordination, please consider applying.

Areas of Ministry Training

  • Adult Discipleship
  • Caring Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Finances and Stewardship
  • Marketing and Production
  • Outreach
  • Student Ministry
  • Worship
  • Young Adult Ministry

August 28, 2023-May 12, 2024

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church will provide:

  • Housing, if needed
  • Monthly stipend of $1,300
  • A full-time pastor or department head for one-on-one weekly mentoring and coaching

A personalized program including significant ministry opportunities, practical learning, and time for theological study. Our goal is to place you in a ministry context where you can thrive in your strengths while exploring areas for growth.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current seminary student or willing to enroll in theological studies during residency
  • Possess a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a call to serve His church in vocational ministry
  • Align with the MDPC’s belief and mission 
  • Have a teachable, servant heart
  • An eagerness to learn, try new things, and be mentored
  • Serve in various ministry departments, aligned with your identified areas of learning and ministry call
  • Complete the interview process
  • Pass a background check
Vacation Policy

Two weeks of vacation time will be available over the 9-month period

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