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:

  • Ministry Content

    One day a week is set aside for training in Bible literacy, vocational ministry, practical life/work skills, team building leadership development and more.


  • 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.


  • Community and Fun!

    We think one of the reasons Jesus chose to do ministry and mission with people is because it’s just more fun! There will be times to laugh together and also to encourage and support each other. We’ll have weekly resident lunches, participate in team building activities, take a few field trips and have lots of time to just hang out together. We hope you will develop life-long relationships that will encourage you wherever God’s calling leads you.


Ministry Tracks

  • Student Ministries

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


  • Children's Ministries - (Position filled for the 2019-2021 class)

    KIDS Town Discipleship (K - 6th)


  • Women's Ministries

    Discipleship, assimilation, training, and bible studies


  • Camp & Sports Outreach (Camp All-American)

    Summer day camp marketing & programming


  • Worship - (Position filled for the 2019-2021 class)

    Worship leading, music directing


  • Young Adults

    College and Twenties


  • Community Outreach - (Position filled for the 2019-2021 class)

    Church partnerships, community impact, and member deployment



The Specifics

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