Leadership Development

The Resident Program at Perimeter Church exists to equip young leaders for vocational ministry. We use practical, hands-on ministry experience as a platform for ministry skill development. The two-year program includes theological training, exposure to life-on-life missional discipleship, mentorship, and a full-time job within one of the ministries of Perimeter. Our hope is that each resident would be sent out well-equipped to serve the local church.

We create extraordinary environments that discover, develop, and deploy lifetime disciple-makers.


Jesus taught His disciples, personally mentoring them and giving them access to His life. He also immersed His disciples in real-life mission.  As a resident, you will experience Perimeter’s thoughtful and intentional method of disciple making and training, receive valuable teaching from ministry leaders in Biblical study and ministry topics, and do meaningful work in a specific department within the church.

Here is the core of what you'll experience as a Perimeter resident:

  • Theology

    Equipping residents in biblical and theological knowledge to develop and reinforce a Christ-centered approach to vocational ministry.

  • Discipleship

    Perimeter’s main focus is transformation through Life-on-Life Missional Discipleship (LOLMD). LOLMD follows the Biblical model laid out by Jesus and how He developed His disciples. As a resident, you will get to experience this firsthand both by being in a discipleship group and having the opportunity to lead a group for students.

  • Ministry Immersion

    The work of a resident is important and purposeful. As a resident, you will work within crucial roles to ensure you grow in your skills and abilities, and the ministry of the church can function to most effectively impact God’s Kingdom.

  • Accountability Culture

    A place of clear expectations, regularly measured and evaluated

Ministry Tracks


Summer day camp marketing & programming


KidsThrive Children's Discipleship (K - 5th)


Church partnerships, community impact, and member deployment



Middle School (6th - 8th)
and High School (9th - 12th)



Worship leading, music directing


College and twenty-somethings gatherings and discipleship

The Specifics

Ministry Residency
This a two-year experience designed for a select group of qualified men and women. All roles are full-time and salaried opportunities. If you are a college or seminary graduate, graduating college student, or present seminary student, please consider applying.

When does the program begin?
The two-year program begins in August of each year.

How do I apply?
The application for our Fall 2023 cohort is closed. If you are interested in applying for Fall 2024, please fill out our Interest Form. We will begin reviewing applications in January 2024.

Questions? Contact Michal.

Michal Whitlock

Resident Coordinator