Alliance New England is excited to share that we have several pastoral residencies available!
We are the regional office of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, which serves 50 churches located throughout the six New England States. Our churches are located in urban, suburban and rural areas; range in size from 30 to 1,200+, worship in multiple languages and approach ministry in a myriad of ways! Yet together they are working to bring the hope of Jesus Christ and the gospel to all parts of the region.
A residency is an opportunity to cultivate the art of pastoral ministry, gain practical experience and develop key skills while serving in a healthy congregation. Through the approximately two-year experience, a resident is immersed in the life and leadership of the church, with the opportunity to support, lead and develop ministries, serving alongside the senior pastor and lay leaders, all while building their foundation for service to Christ and his Church. This is all conducted with great intentionality, but also in a spirit of providing time and opportunity for observation, experiences, mentorship, development and candid feedback. A pastoral resident may focus on a particular ministry area (i.e. working with youth), multiple ministries (i.e. youth & worship) or in generalized pastoral ministry.
Our residencies are compensated positions and some residencies will include housing. Candidates should have a strong calling for pastoral leadership, a passion for helping churches in New England reach the unchurched, and a deep desire for mentored development. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Bible, Pastoral Ministry or other ministry-related field is preferred but not required. All candidates must be able to meet licensing requirements with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. At the completion of the residency, the intention is that the resident would seek and find placement in New England for further ministry with the C&MA as a staff pastor, lead or solo pastor, or church planter.
How To Apply
To be considered for a residency, please forward your resume and any accompanying materials to Alliance New England, attention:
Director, Leadership Development & Placement A
Alliance New England