The Chase Oaks Residency is a transformative, part-time (20 hours paid), two-year adventure in vocational ministry designed to prepare emerging leaders for a lifetime of impactful ministry. Watch your confidence grow as you gain new skills and understanding through mentorship, ministry experiences, leadership development, and an understanding of self that produces a clearly articulated sense of calling.


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

Chase Oaks is looking for adults (college graduates or equivalent) who are motivated by a strong vocational call to serve the church. Residency candidates should demonstrate excellent character, drive, and eagerness to serve and be developed as ministry leaders.

No. As a church we want to equip the next generation of ministry leaders. If that’s you, then welcome you to apply for our Residency program. Residents will be asked to be active members of Chase Oaks, attending worship services, and participating in community while serving in their area of ministry. To learn more about Chase Oaks, click here.

There are several ministry areas across our campuses where residents can focus and be developed, including local outreach, groups, young professionals, college, students, kids, care, communications, and our Spanish and Mandarin-speaking campuses.

The Chase Oaks Residency has two components to it: One is a weekly Development Cohort in which you, along with other residents, will grow your understanding of God and his love while learning to lead yourself and others. Together you will also discover your God-given purpose and learn to design your life to your call.

The second component is rooted in practical ministry experience. Each resident is paired with a dedicated ministry supervisor to serve alongside. Ministry supervisors provide coaching and training while empowering you for the meaningful work of ministry. Together, you will celebrate your success as you see God work in and through you.

Yes, this is a part-time (20 hours per week) job, so having other part-time jobs is fine so long as you can meet the requirement set for Residents.

We are currently taking applications for our new resident class. Residents will begin their 2-year residency at the beginning of August 2024 and ending in July 2026.


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.


  1. Fill out our residency interest form below.
  2. Apply our formal job application form here.