Two-year pastoral residency program at Ward Church
For over 65 years, Ward Church has ministered to the western Detroit suburbs, guiding generations to live and love like Jesus. With locations in Northville and Farmington Hills, Mich., we engage in ongoing ministry and outreach to our neighbors near and far. We strive to embody the Christian ideals of worship and adoration of God, loving others through hands-on service, supporting and nurturing healthy families, and modeling open-handed generosity.
The Thrive Pastoral Residency program welcomes pastoral residents to work alongside the Ward pastoral staff for two years to gain strategic leadership experience and skills. The pastoral resident will work on large-scale ministry and leadership projects as well as daily ministry duties.
This program, which runs August 14, 2023 – Aug 15, 2025, will provide the resident with individualized and customized development opportunities to ensure their preparedness for long-term leadership. Similar to a medical residency, the Thrive Program focuses on the fine-tuning of specialized skills and DNA transfer that promote growth in four areas. We believe that these four growth areas are necessary to thrive as leaders in a 21st century local church context:
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