(Applications for the '23-'24 Send Residency are open through June 1, 2023)
We believe that it is our responsibility and privilege to train up leaders who will be sent out to expand the mission of God in other places as missionaries, church planters, mobilizers, and church planting teams. An ideal candidate is one who is experiencing a call to devote their lives to the mission of God and has a desire to learn and grow from a gospel-centered, multi-ethnic, missional sending, multiplying church. Fielder Church pastors and staff will invest in these future mission expanders by equipping them through learning cohorts, hands-on ministry, leadership development, and missional experience.
At Fielder Church, we adopted the simple statement, “We are a people who inhale and exhale the gospel and make disciples who do the same.” This reminds us that believing and loving Christ does not lead us to complacent lives of basking in that love, but instead fuels us to take action to serve and make Jesus known. Somewhere between the book of Acts and the modern church, there was a disconnect where churches lost the vision for raising up their people to become the army it requires to reach the world. This burdened our church to create a systematic process of mobilization to make sure that our church body had a process to be what we call, “Send Ready.” We want this sending DNA to be reflected in all areas of our body which is why we see the value in our residents serving in various areas of the church staff.
Send Residents will be considered Fielder Staff with a less than 30-hour work week. Approximately half of residents’ time (12 hours per week) will be focused on serving in a ministry area. Applicants will have an opportunity to choose one of the following ministry areas: Children, Students, College, Missions, Discipleship, Worship, or Communications to gain hands-on experience. In the application, residents will specify if there is a particular area of interest or if there are certain skills that are helpful in a ministry area. The other half of the residents’ time will be split into 4 categories.
Meeting as a group for learning and mentorship
Engaging the local community
Coordinating and serving at outreach and mobilization events
Serving on Sunday mornings
We think it is important for the church to financially invest in these individuals. We have created a stipend that is available for participants to receive. In addition to that, we will create an opportunity for residents to raise additional funds.
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If you have any questions about the send residency, Angela Kwak, our Associate Mobilization Pastor, would be happy to connect with you!