Student Ministry Residency

In our 60 years of ministry, Grace Church has had a history of pastoral internships and planting churches. We are excited to continue reproducing pastors who are equipped to shepherd other churches.  

We are presently vetting candidates for a 12-month, paid residency with weekly oversight of our Middle School ministry (6th-8th grade), in Morton, IL. Our Middle School ministry consists of Wednesday evening youth group, Sunday morning Sunday school, and Sunday evening small groups, as well as other special events. Grace Church will provide housing, office space, and computer equipment during the residency.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualities:

  • Hold a Bachelors degree

  • Aspire to pastoral ministry

  • Have the personal qualities of those in pastoral ministry (1 Timothy 3:1-11; Titus 1:5-9)

Following the residency, the individual should have:

  • A year of rigorous pastoral experience including teaching, preaching, Biblical counseling, people-care and leading volunteers

  • A working understanding of how a church functions

  • A developed personal philosophy of ministry

Due to the length of the application, please allow at least an hour to complete it.