equipping individuals to be effective in gospel ministry

Interest Meeting

Join us at our Providence Road campus on October 25 from 12-1 pm for an interest meeting about the 2021-2023 Residency Class. Learn more about the program as a whole and learn which ministry tracks will be available for the coming year. Register here!


 Program highlights

  • Professional Development
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Theological Development
  • Practical Ministry Experience
  • Inivitation to Staff and Leadership Meetings
  • A Dedicated Ministry Mentor

program philosophy

The goal of the Residency is to equip every individual to be effective in gospel ministry. Two-year Residencies are preferred but can range from 12-36 months in length at Mercy. Residents will serve in different ministry areas, but will also have broad theological, leadership, and ministry training. We will build each curriculum around the candidate to help them achieve their ministry goals. With that in mind, Residents will receive training that is specified to their ministry area of focus.


Program Benefits

Residents will be provided with valuable ministry experience and leadership training. Participation will give Residents greater presence and responsibility in Mercy ministry. Participation will strengthen resume-building as they pursue vocational ministry. The Residency may fulfill some educational requirements for seminary.


Discipleship & Groups


available Ministry Tracks



Family Ministries






Discipleship and Groups



If you have any other questions regarding the Residency Program, please email Pastor Rashard at

Frequently Asked Questions


All residencies require funds to be support-raised through Reliant.


Residents are allowed to do seminary while enrolled in Mercy’s Residency Program.


Support A Current Resident

To support a current Resident, visit our leadership page and click their photo!