Leadership Development Residency

Interested in ministry vocation, but not quite sure what that really means? Our two-year residency program may be just the way to find out. We desire to provide hands-on practical ministry and leadership development for current and future ministry leaders–so that they may be deployed for the Kingdom.


What is the Leadership Development Residency?

The Perimeter Residency was started to help current and future leaders like you develop your God-given potential. It is here that you will grow in an understanding of your gifts and calling by engaging in productive work while you learn.

The Residency was designed after the One who developed leaders best—Jesus—and His model of disciple-making. Our vision is that you will graduate from the program a sincere worshipper and lifelong disciple-maker.

Here at Perimeter, it is our desire to make and deploy mature and equipped followers of Christ. We want to move into our families, communities, and the world, following Jesus’ model of disciple-making, with a sense of urgency and intentionality in sharing the Good News that transforms and redeems.


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

  • Camp & Sports Outreach (Camp All-American)

    Summer day camp marketing & programming

  • Children's Ministries

    KIDS Discipleship (K - 6th)

  • Community Outreach

    Church partnerships, community impact, and member deployment

  • Student Ministries

    Jhi (6th - 8th) and Watershed (9th - 12th)

  • Worship

    Worship leading, music directing

  • Young Adults

    College and Twenties


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.

  • What is the length of the program?

    August 3, 2020 - July 29, 2022

  • Perimeter Leadership Development Residency sounds great! How do I apply?

    Application opening October 1, 2020.

Still have questions? No problem. Contact Michal.

Michal Whitlock

Resident Coordinator