Central Church is 135 years old, but we still strive to meet the changing ministry needs around us. That includes a commitment to developing the next generation of leaders.
Our staff is broken into departments, which means you’ll get a diverse range of experience. While many residency programs rely on 1-2 people to develop residents in a few ministry areas—in some cases a single ministry area—Central’s Residency Program provides focused coaching from experts in numerous fields.
Bottom line? When you leave our program, you’ll have the skills to thrive as a solo pastor or within a larger ministry team.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’d love to answer any questions you have. If the answers below aren’t what you’re looking for, let us know by emailing our Director of College and Young Adult Ministries, Mindy Schweitzer, at [email protected].
What are the hours?
25-29 hours per week
Can I have another part-time job while in the Residency Program?
Yes. We encourage part-time work outside of the residency program. However, hours and ministry experiences related to the residency program must take priority.
Can I get school credit for being in the program?
Yes. Through our partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary, residents are eligible to earn a Master’s in Christian Leadership or achieve 2/3 of their Master’s of Divinity.
When does the residency program start?
The start date is August of 2021.
Do I get paid?
Yes, this is a paid opportunity. We will provide more details during the application process.
How do I apply?
Fill out the button below to apply for the Residency Program, or email our Director of College and Young Adult Ministries, Mindy Schweitzer, at [email protected] for more details.