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The residency program is a dedicated season of training designed to prepare you for the ministry God is calling you towards. Each residency at Two Cities Church will provide you with:

  • Practical and meaningful ministry experience
  • Theological development and sharpening
  • Focused leadership training and development
  • Opportunities to lead special projects and initiatives
  • Key presence within our Two Cities staff
  • Personal Development and a dedicated ministry mentor
  • Opportunity to earn a seminary Masters Degree for free as a part of your theological development




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College Residency

This residency focuses on leveraging recent college graduates to be disciple-makers on one of the college campuses here in Winston-Salem, because we believe if you reach the campus you can reach the world. This track is excellent preparation for anyone looking to go into full-time ministry in a variety of capacities.

Ministry Residency

This residency focuses on creating space to explore a ministry calling and gain valuable experience alongside our church staff. Potential ministry opportunities may include Worship, Discipleship & Groups, Missions, Kids, Students, First-Impressions, Communications, Assimilation, and others.

This residency is for those who have limited vocational ministry experience, but want to explore a ministry calling.

Pastoral Residency
This residency is designed to help equip future pastors and church planters to lead at a high level within the local church.

This residency is for those with previous ministry experience who desire to plant a church, lead a campus, or work in a high-level leadership position within a church.

frequently asked



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How are residencies funded?

The residencies at Two Cities are fully support raised. Each resident will be responsible for raising their own salaries for the two-year residency. But we want to take the fear out of the support raising process! Two Cities has partnered with an incredible organization called Reliant that trains, coaches, and manages everything you need. With the best tools and resources at your disposal, support raising raising will be an excellent training ground for future opportunities in ministry.

What will I be doing?
Your job description and responsibilities will largely depend upon which residency you participate in. The College Residency focus on reaching the college campuses and making disciples among college students. The Ministry Residency varies per ministry area and is tailored accordingly. The Pastoral Residency involves working closely beside our lead pastors and getting a front-row seat in learning how to lead a church.
What kind of degree will be offered?
In order to maximize the residency experience, we offer a single track Master of Arts in Ministry.
Does anything else come with the program?
Two Cities Church will provide you with a MacBook during your residency that is free for you to keep after the residency has ended.
Will housing be provided?
You will be responsible for your own housing, and Two Cities does not cover any moving costs. If, however, you need helping finding a place, we may be able to make some suggestions.
What does the application process look like?

The application process consists of three stages. The first stage involves exploring whether a residency at Two Cities is a good fit for you. You will have a preliminary meeting with the Residency Director, and the director will then decide if this is the right fit. The next stage involves assessing you. Once the assessment process is complete, you will go through a series of interviews. Upon the completion of this stage, you may be extended an invitation to become a resident. Upon acceptance, you will enter the third and final stage of preparation. During the final stage, you will go through support-raising training and enroll in our degree program.

For a more specific timeline, check out the “When would I start?” FAQ. 

When would I start?

There are two on-ramps for Residency at Two Cities Church – fall and spring.

– Applications due February 1, 2021
– Final decisions by February 25, 2021
– Support Raising Training March 18-21, 2021
– Residency Start Date August 1, 2021

– Applications due June 30, 2021
– Final decisions by July 29, 2021
– Support Raising Training August 2021
– Residency Start Date January 1, 2022

How long are the residencies?
Each residency position is a two-year commitment. Both years of residency are crucial in providing sufficient time for developing ministry skill competencies, as well as for the completion of the corresponding master’s degree.
Will I have a job with Two Cities Church once my residency is over?
Residents are not guaranteed a job at Two Cities upon completing their residency.