The Normandale Ministry Residency Program exists to train and expose young men and women to ministry within our church in order that they might assess their desire for full-time ministry as well as grow in their readiness for full-time ministry.
See the Residency Guide
Overview of the Residency
How Does the Ministry Residency Work?
The ministry residency is a part-time program that begins each August and lasts for 12 months. We designed this residency to help you develop the tools and knowledge to maintain everyday ministry. You will be exposed to common ministry, administrative, and pastoral assignments that apply to almost every church. Each month will have a ministry topic and the assignments for the month will focus on that topic. Our goal is to give you a real feel for ministry, giving you confidence to potentially move forward into a full-time ministry role.
What is the Committment?
We will hold a monthly residency meeting on the last Sunday of every month. At this meeting, we will discuss the monthly reading, all assignments, and the related hands-on practice. Attendance at the monthly meeting is required. Residents should expect to spend 2-6 hours every week on the residency. They will not be required to set aside specific hours and may maintain their current vocations. Having flexibility to be at the church during regular business hours on occasion would be beneficial. There is no compensation for residents. However, we will supply all books and materials.
We Are Complementarian
Normandale is complementarian. This means that men and women are designed by God to fulfill different roles. In light of this, the role of pastor/elder are for men only, so with any assignments related to that role, they will be for reserved for men only.