True wisdom consists in two things: knowledge of God and knowledge of self.

John Calvin

You don’t have to go outside the church to learn how to lead within the church. We believe it is the responsibility of the local church to train and equip the next generation of gospel-centered leaders (Eph. 4:12). The Residency Program desires to create disciples who don’t just know theology, but lead out in it within the life of the local church and throughout the world. During the one-year program, you will participate in a transformative environment with other men and women, learning about Christian story, Christian belief and Christian formation in ways that are specific to your role as a leader. In order to accomplish this, the Residency Program is comprised of two tracks. Residents meet corporately on a regular basis, with the two tracks also meeting individually.

Ministry Residency

The ministry track equips men and women who perceive a calling to vocational or lay leadership within the context of the local church. Whether exploring church planting, executive leadership, ministering or eldership, ministry residents receive equipping for service in the local church at a every level.

Marketplace Residency

The marketplace track equips men and women to lead faithfully in whatever professional context God has placed them. It trains participants both in cultural engagement and in ways to understand and support one another in creating culture. Marketplace residents learn to create to the glory of God and to pursue what is true, beautiful and good for the benefit of their professions and their spheres of influence.


Components of the Residency Program include mentorship, reading, written assignments, participating in group discussions, attending colloquiums, active service in the church and more.


A prerequisite to entrance into the Residency Program is participation in and completion of the Training Program; however, exceptions may be made for men and women who already hold credentials in the spheres of biblical, theological and spiritual formation.

2020–2021 Residency Program

If you have completed the Training Program, you may apply for the Residency Program. The cost of the program is $500

Monthly Rhythm of the Residency

  • Week 1 – All Residents
  • Week 2 – All Residents
  • Week 3 – Track-Specific Meeting
  • Week 4 – Bible/Theology Prep & Rest

Meeting Time

Sundays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Suite 165

Flower Mound campus of The Village Church

Registration for the 2020–2021 Residency Program is closed.