Discipleship and mission are at the heart of this residency program. We understand discipleship to be sharing life with Jesus in a way that makes us more like Him. Discipleship happens as we share everyday life with Christ, but this only happens with intentionality. Daily rhythms of prayer, weekly discipleship discussions and seasonal retreats anchor following Jesus into the heart of this residency.
Three Dimensional Ministry
We were created for the abundant life of Christ which is found as we engage relationships with God (up), the family of Christ (in) and the world (out). Residency life is patterned after the ways of Jesus and the work/rest rhythms He modeled for us.
Up - Spending time in prayer, solitude, corporate worship, retreat, and spiritual direction in order to develop a closer relationship with God. Pursuing deeper intimacy with the Lord and receiving spiritual healing, maturity, empowerment, joy and perseverance.
In - Living, playing, connecting, and working together in order to support each other in life and faith. We will work together and play together: ministry, jobs, lunches, card games, hikes, etc. Encouraging one another and supporting one another to follow Christ in all fullness of life.
Out - Jesus consistently sought to connect and serve people of all ages and walks of life. Whether it’s having lunch with students from Golden High School or talking with your coworkers at your part-time job, we join God on His mission to save our lost world.
Rhythms of Residency Life
Intentional Living: A rule of life with predictable patterns of prayer, worship, discussion and service help to grow into the men and women God is calling us to be.
Daily - We were made for a balance of rest, work and play. Daily rhythms include praying, working, eating, resting and leisure.
Weekly - Meeting weekly to discuss how God is working in our lives, working a part-time job in the community, ministry leadership and service. Weekly rhythms also include discipleship/residency group, sabbath day, time to play and rest.
Monthly - Dinner with your host family, mentoring from a ministry leader within the community, talking about how your sense of God’s calling on your life is developing. And whenever possible, we will have some fun together: dinners, hiking, bowling, card games, movies, etc.
Quarterly - Times of retreat, solitude, spiritual growth, and time off. Quarterly evaluations to check in about how the residency is going for you, how you are growing, what is going well and what is challenging.