Residency

The Front Range Residency Program is designed to give leaders an opportunity to gain invaluable wisdom, skills, character and experience that is essential for full-time vocational ministry. The Front Range Residency offers two tracks:

  1. Church Planting Residency: Being prepared makes all the difference when it comes to church planting. In this residency, you will be given the experience, training, coaching and one on one development that will prepare you to plant a church. You will be in a church that was started in 2014 by the Lead Pastor, Ernest Smith. You will gain insights and wisdom that comes from first-hand knowledge. You will also have access to many of the original church plant team and learn from their experience.
    • Training: As a part of your residency, you will be exposed to some of the best church planting trainers and coaches in our nation. You will be taken through a strategic training curriculum that was developed specifically for church planters. You will also take part in interviews with church planters and church planting pastors to learn from their experience and wisdom. You will also take part in at least one church planting conference with other church planters, church planting organizations and potential church planting partners.
  2. Ministry Residency: Many people believe they are called into full-time vocational ministry without knowing what that entails. In this residency, you will be given the experience, training, coaching and one on one development that will help you discern your ministry calling, as well as prepare you for that calling. You will be partnered with a pastor or ministry leader with the intent of you gaining wisdom and insights from them. Your coach will also provide you with opportunities to grow in your gifts, as well as some key ministry essentials like leadership development, recruiting and building teams, communication, pastoral care and others.
    • Training: You will be given one on one coaching and development that has been created specifically for the track you choose. You will also have the opportunity to learn from other leaders and pastors in your field of study. In addition, you will be given an opportunity to attend at least one conference or retreat to further your development as a leader. One of the greatest ways to be trained is to be given opportunities. You will receive opportunities to lead at significant levels within the church. The opportunities will give you a chance to succeed or fail, all while growing and developing in your character and leadership.

Length of Residency: We believe one of the best way to prepare someone for church planting or ministry is to give them an extended experience on staff with a church. As a part of your residency, you will spend 13 months with our team learning, growing and developing into the leader God has created you to be.

Cost: Each resident will be paid a minimal stipend to help with their cost of living. This stipend will not be enough to cover all expenses, so each ministry resident needs to have other plans to cover their expenses.

Typical Weekly Commitment:
Church Planting Resident: 30+ hours per week.
Ministry Resident: 25+ hours per week.

Residency Positions are outlined below with job descriptions. If you would like to apply for the residency, click here. You can also email residency@frontrange.org with any questions.

Church Planting Resident

The mission of Front Range Church is to help people build community, discover purpose and grow their faith in Jesus.

Ministry:  Church Planting

Role Title:  Church Planting Resident

Reports to:  Lead Pastor

Objective: Church planting is a challenging call, but it is made easier by intentional development with a church and pastors who have walked through the planting process. As a part of this residency, the church planter will learn how to build a launch team, raise money and create a compelling vision, mission and strategy to reach the people of the community they will be planting.

Personal Requirements:

  • A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and personal growth strategies
  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit
  • Strong relationship skills
  • A person who exhibits self-leadership, leadership in their home and in the workplace
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the body of Christ
  • In agreement with the beliefs, values and By-Laws of Front Range Church

Knowledge/Gifting/Abilities:

  • A person who understands how God has wired them and seeks to grow personally
  • Ability and experience in recruiting, leading and developing a team of volunteers
  • Good teaching ability and communication skills
  • Ability to work with other team members, supervisors and leaders
  • Calling to be a church planter
  • Willingness and ability to pioneer new things and inspire others to new initiatives
  • Ability to connect relationally with volunteers and members of Front Range Church

Experience:

  • Track record of ongoing education, training, and learning
  • Have led a growing ministry for at least one year
  • Been a part of the same church body for at least 3 years
  • Preaching in some capacity on a consistent basis

Responsibilities:

  • Growing in preaching and teaching
  • Building and growing a ministry within Front Range Church that would be delegated to an internal leader within 6 months of leading the ministry.
  • Recruiting, developing and caring for Dream Team Members (volunteers)
  • Establishing and stewarding a budget
  • Creating a vision, mission and strategy for a new church
  • Growing in their evangelism and strategic sharing of their faith

Training Opportunities:

  • Hands-on experience each Sunday at a thriving, growing church
  • Resources and recommendations from experienced leaders
  • Conferences designed to inspire and grow you
  • Theology training and discussions
  • One on one time with lead pastor
  • Learning from other church planters 1-5 years ahead of you

Expectations:

  • Commit to the 13 month residency program
  • 30+ hours a week
  • Secure your own housing with help/recommendations from Front Range
  • Own a working vehicle

Kids Ministry Resident

The mission of Front Range Church: To help people building community, discover purpose and grow their faith in Jesus.

Objective: To expand the spiritual and leadership growth of those interested in seeking vocational ministry positions in kid’s ministry.

Personal Requirements:

  • A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and personal growth strategies
  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit
  • Strong relationship skills
  • A person who exhibits self-leadership, leadership in their home and in the work-place
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the body of Christ
  • In agreement with the beliefs, values and By-Laws of Front Range Church

Knowledge/Gifting/Abilities:

  • A person who understands how God has wired them and seeks to grow personally
  • Ability and experience in recruiting, leading and developing a team
  • Good teaching ability and communication skills
  • Ability to work with other team members, supervisors and leaders
  • Ability to teach in a kids small and large group environment
  • Willingness and ability to pioneer new things and inspire others to new initiatives
  • Ability to connect relationally with volunteers, parents and children/students

Experience:

  • Track record of ongoing education, training and learning
  • 1 year of working/volunteering in a kid’s environment (school, church, childcare program)

Responsibilities:

  • Sunday prep during the week
  • Sunday set-up and tear down
  • Ability to schedule volunteers
  • Parent Connect email and page updates
  • Serving in various kid’s volunteers roles as needed on Sunday mornings
  • Participating in required staff and ministry specific meetings
  • Leadership of one kid’s ministry focused large event, or four quarterly smaller events

Training Opportunities:

  • Participation in weekly resident Front Range U trainings
  • Orange Conference (in person or online)
  • Kid’s ministry related online trainings

Expectations:

  • Commit to the 13-month residency program
  • 25+/week working in kid’s ministry
  • Secure housing (we can help)
  • Have a working vehicle

Video Production Resident

The mission of Front Range Church is to help people building community, discover purpose and grow their faith in Jesus. For more information on this position, email andrewjunge@frontrange.org

Ministry:  Production

Role Title:  Video Production Resident

Reports to:  Technical Arts Director

Objective: The Video Production resident brainstorms, directs, produces, and edits video content for weekend services, ministries and special events at Front Range.

Personal Requirements:

  • A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and personal growth strategies
  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit
  • Strong relationship skills
  • A person who exhibits self-leadership, leadership in their home and in the workplace
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the body of Christ
  • In agreement with the beliefs, values and By-Laws of Front Range Church

Knowledge/Gifting/Abilities:

  • A person who understands how God has wired them and seeks to grow personally
  • Willingness to grow in recruiting, developing and leading a team of volunteers
  • Ability to work with other team members, supervisors and leaders
  • Ability to connect relationally with volunteers and members of Front Range Church
  • Organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects at a time
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills

Experience:

  • Track record of ongoing education, training, and learning
  • Minimum 2 years experience in video production, film, or related field
  • Minimum 6 months serving in a creative ministry (volunteer or staff)
  • Thorough understanding of technical aspects of a film set, including camera, lighting, and audio
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop
  • While not required for the Video Production Residency, the ability to capture photos in addition to video is a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Technical Arts Director and Worship Pastor to produce content for weekend services, ministries, social media, and special events.
  • Brainstorm relevant, engaging visual content that supports the Front Range mission and values
  • Capture footage of Sunday services, church-wide events, outreach, etc.,and maintain a well-organized video archive
  • Identify and capture stories of life-change within the Front Range community through testimonial videos and short-form documentaries
  • Upload weekly audio and video for podcasts and video archives on all appropriate platforms
  • Stay up-to-date on current trends in film, visual design, and church media production
  • Coordinate rentals and schedule Dream Team members for film shoots
  • Develop and coach Dream Team members in their technical and creative abilities, specifically with film and photography

Training Opportunities:

  • Hands-on production and leadership experience each Sunday at a thriving, growing church
  • Professional development resources and recommendations from experienced leaders
  • Leadership Pathway competency training
  • Theology training and discussions

Expectations:

  • Commit to the 13 month residency program
  • 25-30 hours a week working in the chosen ministry
  • Secure your own housing with help/recommendations from Front Range
  • Own a working vehicle
  • Own a modern, functioning computer capable of running Adobe Creative Cloud (Front Range can help if necessary)

Guest Experience Resident

The mission of Front Range Church is to help people building community, discover purpose and grow their faith in Jesus. For more information on this position, email JonnySharp@FrontRange.org.

Ministry:  Guest Experience

Role Title:  Ministry Resident

Reports to:  Guest Experience Pastor

Objective: Set cast vision for the Guest Experience ministry while caring for and developing coaches, leaders, and members. The Resident is vision-oriented and excellence minded, leading and encouraging everyone in the ministry to do whatever it takes to help people feel like they belong and can take a next step in what God has for them at Front Range.

Personal Requirements:

  • A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and personal growth strategies
  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit
  • Strong relationship skills
  • A person who exhibits self-leadership, leadership in their home and in the workplace
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the body of Christ
  • In agreement with the beliefs, values and By-Laws of Front Range Church

Knowledge/Gifting/Abilities:

  • A person who understands how God has wired them and seeks to grow personally
  • Ability and experience in recruiting, leading and developing a team of volunteers
  • Good communication skills and ability to lead meetings and cast vision
  • Ability to work with other team members, supervisors, and leaders
  • Willingness and ability to pioneer new things and inspire others to new initiatives
  • Ability to connect relationally with volunteers and members of Front Range Church

Experience:

  • Track record of ongoing education, training, and learning
  • Minimum 6 months participating in a related ministry team.
  • Minimum 6 months leading a related ministry team
  • Track record of involvement and participation in a community group

Responsibilities:

  • The Resident is expected to have a familiarity with each team and how they function. This means that a Resident should regularly rotate which teams they serve with on a Sunday morning.
  • Help identify, develop and deploy new leaders and coaches within the ministry.
  • Work with the Guest Experience Pastor to identify and implement strategies for growth and improvement in the ministry.
  • Help recruit and train new Dream Team members
  • Help the Guest Experience Pastor set and manage budget

Training Opportunities:

  • Hands-on experience each Sunday at a thriving, growing church
  • Resources and recommendations from experienced leaders
  • Leadership Pathway competency training
  • Theology training and discussions

Expectations:

  • Commit to the 13 month residency program
  • 25+ hours a week working in the chosen ministry
  • Secure your own housing with help/recommendations from Front Range
  • Own a working vehicle
  • Owning a modern, functioning computer is ideal but not required.

Community Groups Resident

The mission of Front Range Church is to help people building community, discover purpose and grow their faith in Jesus. For more information on this position, email JonnySharp@FrontRange.org.

Ministry:  Community Groups

Role Title:  Ministry Resident

Reports to:  Community Groups Pastor

Objective: Set cast vision for the Community Groups Ministry while caring for and developing coaches, leaders, and members. The Resident is vision-oriented and excellence minded, helping to oversee a team of coaches and leaders to plan and execute events and outreach opportunities, get people into groups, develop and deploy new groups, and care for/train existing and new leaders.

Personal Requirements:

  • A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and personal growth strategies
  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit
  • Strong relationship skills
  • A person who exhibits self-leadership, leadership in their home and in the workplace
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the body of Christ
  • In agreement with the beliefs, values and By-Laws of Front Range Church

Knowledge/Gifting/Abilities:

  • A person who understands how God has wired them and seeks to grow personally
  • Ability and experience in recruiting, leading and developing a team of volunteers
  • Good communication skills and ability to lead meetings and cast vision
  • Ability to work with other team members, supervisors, and leaders
  • Willingness and ability to pioneer new things and inspire others to new initiatives
  • Ability to connect relationally with volunteers and members of Front Range Church

Experience:

  • Track record of ongoing education, training, and learning
  • Minimum 1 year participating in a community group.
  • Minimum 1 year leading a group.
  • A proven track record of recruiting new group members and multiplying group leaders and groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Resident will develop and meet with coaches at least once a month.
  • Residents are expected to continually drive the ministry towards getting people involved in community.
  • Residents have a pulse on the wins associated with events that are planned, and they can make informed decisions about what events to develop, continue, or stop.
  • Help identify, develop and deploy new leaders and coaches within the ministry.
  • Work with the Community Groups Pastor to identify and implement strategies for growth and improvement in the ministry.
  • Help the Community Groups Pastor set and manage budget

Training Opportunities:

  • Hands-on experience at a thriving, growing church
  • Resources and recommendations from experienced leaders
  • Leadership Pathway competency training
  • Theology training and discussions

Expectations:

  • Commit to the 13 month residency program
  • 25+ hours a week working in the chosen ministry
  • Secure your own housing with help/recommendations from Front Range
  • Own a working vehicle
  • Owning a modern, functioning computer is ideal but not required.

Worship Ministry Resident

Ministry:  Front Range Worship

Role Title:  Ministry Resident

Reports to:  Worship Pastor

Objective: The Front Range Worship Residency Program is designed to give worship leaders an opportunity to gain invaluable wisdom, skills, character and experience that is essential for full-time vocational ministry. Worship Residents will be challenged to grow to be more than leaders of songs and become pastors of worship and of people. They will learn to lead, recruit and care for teams of volunteers all while growing in technical skills and musicianship. They will learn and be encouraged to extend an invitation into a genuine encounter with our God and King though passionate and expressive worship.

Personal Requirements:

  • A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and personal growth strategies
  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit
  • Strong relationship skills
  • A person who exhibits self-leadership, leadership in their home and in the workplace
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the body of Christ
  • A person who believes no task is beneath them and serves graciously
  • In agreement with the beliefs, values and By-Laws of Front Range Church

Knowledge/Gifting/Abilities:

  • A person who understands how God has wired them and seeks to grow personally
  • Excellent Vocal and/or instrumental skill with the ability to coach and train others.
  • Ability to play or sing with backing tracks and a metronome.
  • Ability and experience in recruiting, leading and developing a team of volunteers
  • Ability to work with other team members, supervisors and leaders
  • Ability to connect relationally with volunteers and members of Front Range Church

Experience:

  • Track record of ongoing education, training, and learning
  • Minimum 12 months leading worship and/or participating as a member of a worship team.
  • Track record of bringing creativity and fresh ideas to a worship experience.
  • Ability to produce resources and training in order to prepare the team for worship services.

Responsibilities:

  • The Resident is expected to have a familiarity with all aspects of Front Range Creative. This means that in addition to worship ministry, a Resident will regularly shadow and/or serve as part of our production, online and arts teams on Sunday mornings.
  • Will participate in the planning and preparation for weekend worship and special events.
  • Will assist in building of community within Creative Team by planning and preparing Team Nights
  • Help recruit and train new Dream Team members

Training Opportunities:

  • Hands-on experience each Sunday at a thriving, growing church
  • The chance to lead worship in different environments while receiving feedback from leaders
  • Training in all aspects of our production team in addition to worship
  • Leadership Pathway competency training
  • Theology training and discussions

Expectations:

  • Commit to the 13-month residency program
  • 25-30 hours a week working in the chosen ministry
  • Secure your own housing with help/recommendations from Front Range
  • Own a working vehicle
  • Owning a modern, functioning computer is ideal but not required.

Student Ministry Resident

Ministry:  Custom Student Ministry

Role Title:  Ministry Resident

Reports to:  Student Ministry Pastor

Objective: To help discern and develop the call of God on your life to lead and disciple the next generation. During your time with us you will have many opportunities to use and grow in your skill sets and gifts as a key part in not only our student ministry, but the church as a whole.

Personal Requirements:

  • A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and personal growth strategies
  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit
  • Strong relationship and relationship building skills
  • A person who exhibits self-leadership, leadership in their home and in the work-place
  • A person who is teachable
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the body of Christ
  • A person who is excited about the next generation and not just looking for a “stepping stone into real ministry”.
  • In agreement with the beliefs, values and By-Laws of Front Range Church

Knowledge/Gifting/Abilities:

  • A person who understands how God has wired them and seeks to grow personally
  • Ability and experience in recruiting, leading and developing a team
  • Good teaching ability and communication skills
  • Someone who can crate and work within new and existing systems
  • Ability to work with other team members, supervisors and leaders
  • Willingness and ability to pioneer new things and inspire others to new initiatives
  • Ability to connect relationally with volunteers, parents and students

Experience:

  • 1 year serving in some capacity within a Student Ministry

Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with leaders and students
  • Oversee different areas of student services
  • Overseeing 4th-6th grade environment
  • Help plan and execute events
  • Oversee follow-up process
  • Attending middle and high school games and other extra curricular activities

Training Opportunities:

  • Preaching
  • Creating systems
  • Planning events (i.e. missions trips, camps, retreats)
  • Discipleship
  • Building ministries
  • Opportunities to learn from some of the most influential youth pastors across the country.
  • Opportunity to attend student and leadership development conferences.

Expectations:

  • Commit to the 13-month residency program
  • Commit to the 13-month program
  • 25+/week working in Student Ministry
    • Tuesday and Wednesday nights required.
  • Secure your own housing with help/recommendations from Front Range
  • Own a working vehicle
  • Owning a modern, functioning computer is ideal but not required.

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