equipping individuals to be effective in gospel ministry

Interested in Mercy’s Residency?

Interested in being a part of the 2023 Residency Class? Please complete the interest form below and join us on Oct 30 after the 9 am service at Mercy Northeast or after the 11 am service at Mercy Providence Road for a brief interest meeting.

Keep scrolling for available tracks, application deadlines, and general timeline!


  • Professional Development
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Evaluated, Practical Ministry Experience
  • A Dedicated Ministry Mentor

what is residency?

This program is for those who believe God is calling them into full-time ministry, as well as those who believe they will be involved in some form of Christian vocational work in the future. The Residency Program application is open from July – December.  Mercy Church and Reliant staff will then prayerfully evaluate the merits of each application. Following the evaluation, the applicant will be notified whether or not they have been accepted into the Residency Program. As a church, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to train men and women for Christian ministry and view it as a great privilege and responsibility.


Deadline for Application: January 28 (References & background check required)
Local Interviews Deadline: February 11
Support-Raising Training Registration Deadline: February 28
Support-Raising Training: February 24-25 (Charlotte, NC)
Start Date: August 1


As a church, we are committed to helping future leaders flourish in vocational gospel ministry by developing character, cultivation of competency, and discernment of calling.



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


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Available Ministry Tracks





Communications/Digital Media


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!