equipping individuals to be effective in gospel ministry

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We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Residency Class! If you are interested, please begin your application by clicking the button below. The Mercy Residency will not appear as you begin the application but continue applying and you will be able to select Mercy Church when prompted. See the application deadline and timeline below.


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


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, 2022


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.


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Discipleship and Groups

(When applying, choose Intern/Resident from the program list.)


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. When applying, choose Intern/Resident from the program list.


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!