THE WELL

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Well Austin Residency Program is a two-year educational and ministry leadership program designed for post baccalaureate men and women who desire to explore vocational ministry in a local church setting, discover and hone their spiritual gifts, develop practical ministry skills, and learn the fundamentals of biblical theology.
 

The purpose of The Well Austin Residency Program is to continue the process of developing the character, skills, knowledge and vision necessary for a lifetime of ministry, while assisting the various Well ministries in fulfilling its vision of making much of Jesus by reproducing disciples who impact the world for the glory of God. The Well Austin Residency Program functions in a cohort style learning environment for the two-year program and consists of about 10 program participants in each cohort. Typically, participants are recent college graduates who are wanting to be developed and equipped for the work of vocational ministry.

The Reliant application is organized by state. When applying, choose TX, and then The Well Austin from the drop down menu.

DESIRED OUTCOMES OF THE WELL RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The hope with participation in The Well Austin Residency Program is that those desiring to explore vocational ministry will get the chance to do so within a local church setting as they hone their spiritual gifts, develop practical ministry skills, and learn the fundamentals of biblical theology.

  • PURSUE BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL WISDOM: Pursing understanding and foundation for their future ministry.

  • MEANINGFUL MINISTRY EXPERIENCE: To push back darkness together.

  • BECOME SPIRITUALLY FORMED: Pursuing spiritual maturity holistically within the context of community.

  • REPURPOSED AND AWAKENED: To the call of God on their lives. 

As Residents take seminary-level courses they will grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Word throughout their two years. By participation in Spiritual Formation Groups throughout the program, Residents will continue to grow in their walk with Christ and be formed for a lifetime of serving Him. 

 

Upon completion of The Well Residency Program, Residents will have a better understanding of how God has specifically gifted them for the work of ministry and have a clearer vision for where they are going long-term.

MINISTRY AREAS WHERE RESIDENTS MAY SERVE: 

  • Missions

  • Worship + Production

  • Communication + Creative Team

  • Children's Ministry

  • Youth Ministry

  • Community Groups

  • College Ministry

DTS CLASS OFFERINGS

Dallas Theological Seminary will be providing Residents with Biblical and Theological training during the Well Residency Program. During two years of The Well Residency Program, a Resident will also have the opportunity to take live DTS classes on-site in Austin. Courses will rotate by semester over the Residents will be encouraged to pursue a Masters's degree from DTS during their Residency. 

 

RELIANT PARTNERSHIPS 

Reliant is an evangelical Christian mission agency that is a trusted partner with hundreds of missional churches and Gospel-centered non-profits. Reliant partners with missional churches, like The Well Austin, to mobilize support-based missionaries for the great commission.

 

Reliant employs all Residents and assigns them to The Well Austin. We partner with Reliant because they specialize in equipping and sending church-based missionaries like our Residents. This partnership allows The Well to focus on ministry and Reliant to serve the Residents in aspects of employment and support team development. To see a sample of the support goal for Residents, please click here

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM & MINISTRY RESIDENTS 

 

The Residency Program is focused on development whereas Well Ministry Residents are focused on specific ministry areas and are job-specific. 

 

WHAT IS CURRENTLY OFFERED AT THE WELL? 

As of September 2020, The Well currently offers three job-specific Ministry Resident roles. These are:

  1. Church Planting Resident

  2. Worship Resident

  3. Missions Resident.

 

These Ministry Resident roles are job-specific and are not a part of The Well Institute. The 40 hours a week that these Ministry Resident roles spend with The Well Austin are geared towards specific job tasks and duties. Traditionally, these roles are filled by those with previous work experience. 

 

HOW DOES THIS DIFFER FROM THE WELL RESIDENCY PROGRAM?

The Well Austin Residency Program is development-focused instead of job-specific. Those in the program will spend about 20 hours per week on ministry specific work and 20 hours per week in development. Ministry Residents do not receive theological training through The Well Institute whereas those in The Well Austin Residency Program do receive theological training through The Well Institute. The Well Austin Residency Program functions in a cohort style learning environment for the two-year program and consists of about 10 program participants in each cohort. Typically The Well Austin Residency Program participants are recent college graduates who are wanting to be developed and equipped for the work of vocational ministry. 

 

A RESIDENT'S WEEK IN HOURS:

Your day-to-day experience is dependent on what ministry area you are serving in. If you are accepted, you will be under a ministry manager who will provide you with specific duties and often will also oversee your spiritual and professional development.

  • Specific Ministry Area / 20-25 hrs

  • Spiritual Formation / 5-7 hrs

  • Theological Development / 5-7 hrs

  • Professional Development / 2.5 hrs

  • Administration & Support Raising / 2.5 hrs

 

ADDITIONAL TIME COMMITMENTS:

  • Participate in all required Well Institute classes and Seminars 

  • Weekly Check-ins with Ministry manager

  • Quarterly Check-ins

  • Meet with Spiritual Formation Group weekly

  • Participate in a Discipleship Making Intensive

  • Able to consistently and fully attend class time

  • Attend a Community Group

  • Volunteer in Gatherings on Sunday mornings

  • Corporate prayer and fasting

  • One Summer Short-Term Mission Trip

  • Other outside-of-class assignments including Bible reading, scripture memory, book reading, videos, writing assignments as determined by the Residency Program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Check out the FAQ button below or email twi@thewellaustin.com 

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1-512-827-7784

 

CHURCH LOCATION

1601 Haskell St
Austin, TX 78702, USA​

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MAILING ADDRESS

4600 Mueller Blvd., Ste. 1003 Austin, TX 78723

 

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