2022-2024 Application Is Open

The Chase Oaks Residency is a two-year intensive leadership program designed to provide real-life ministry experience, personal development, and leadership training for those pursuing vocational ministry. Residents will be equipped with both the personal and professional tools for a thriving future in ministry. The time commitment is 25 hours per week.


Thank you for your interest in applying for our residency program. There are two steps to this application:
  1. Fill out the Residency Interest Form below.
  2. Fill out our formal job application (together with your resume) here.


If you have more questions, please contact Jeff Jones at [email protected].

It depends on the role. Each resident has a specific role at one of our five campuses in the North Dallas area.

Residency opportunities become available when there is a willing, intentional mentor and meaningful, ministry-building assignments where a resident can serve and lead.

Yes, this is a paid residency for 25 hours per week.

The residency is a 2-year program that runs from August, 2022-July, 2024.

Not much in ministry is typical, and your schedule will depend on the location and position you apply for. Aside from a weekly Residency Huddle that will help with team connection, you can expect your participation in the Residency Program to take about 25 hours a week, including Sundays. Your mentor will work with you on scheduling to ensure the best use of your time.

The Residency Program is open to college graduates and current students who feel called to vocational ministry.


Cam Hammond

My experience as a resident was great. I was able to learn and grow in a lot of different areas as well as meet and get to know people from different races and cultures. I recommend this ministry position to anyone who has never done ministry before and is interested in ministry or joining a church’s staff.

Kaitlin Roach

I came into this program with zero expectations and very little confidence in myself as a ministry leader, and never would’ve applied for it if leaders hadn’t given that little push to try something that hadn’t been in my original plan. That’s the attitude of Chase Oaks staff—pushing you to try new things, to be a better version of yourself, and to live the life that God has called for you. Two years later, I am happier, more confident, and living out a mission that I was able to discover through this program.

Ashlyn Stanley

The residency at Chase Oaks was the perfect next step for me in my desire to be in full-time ministry. I learned how to receive and give feedback. The program also helped me find my voice in ministry and I got to step into applying my God-given gifts on a weekly basis. I was challenged but never set up for failure. The residency gave me the ability to be in ministry while having multiple helping hands guiding me in my journey of exploring vocational ministry. I can confidently say the residency prepared me for the job I have now, and I’m so grateful for Chase Oaks and their leadership.

Joanna Williams

For me the residency wasn’t “easy.” It was a challenging time where God continued to show me that he didn’t “need” me in ministry but he desires to use me in ministry. During my Chase Oaks Residency I not only was able to grow professionally, but personally. I was surrounded by so many people who challenged, encouraged, and supported me through all of my successes, trials, and failures. I also believe he prepared me to step into full-time ministry, something I don’t think I would’ve done if it wasn’t for the residency.