In 2009, with the ever-growing population of Sioux Falls, Linwood dreamed the unthinkable and planted a second church to hit a different target demographic. Linwood planted The Ransom Church, which now welcomes over 2,000 people to their weekly services.
In 2019, as we cheer on our church plants birthing new churches across The United States, Linwood has ventured into a new dream; helping upcoming pastors win and equipping them for ministerial success. Thus, the launch of our Residency Program. This is our passion because it has been rooted in our DNA for over 50 years.
Not an Internship. Hands on Practical Ministry to Help Residents Succeed.
Internships are too often designed to have you watch, observe, and complete the tasks no one else wants to do. Our residency is designed to equip the individual while in the trenches of ministry. We chose to equip, invest, and develop ministry leaders through our pastoral residency. This leadership developmental program is designed for emerging leaders who feel called to vocational church ministry and desire ministry experience in a vibrant church.
Residents can expect to be coached as you serve amongst the staff of Linwood during your two years here. Residents are placed in specialized areas to help focus on their pastoral goals through our unique teams. We offer residency in Lead Pastor and Student Ministries (grades 6th - 12th).
The best part: our residents get the best of both worlds. Through our unique partnership with The Ransom Church, our residents will experience a residency training ground unlike any other program; being fully immersed in different cultures/styles of programing from both churches, developing moldable tools to fit future success in ministry, and intermixing of other Awaken residents through our tested leadership training w/ the collaboration of The Ransom Church and Linwood Leadership Team.
Hands on ministry that qualifies as supervised ministry towards ordination
Personal coach for ministry-specific questions
Personal Development Coaching
Equips you to be successful both personally and in ministry
Weekly teachings centered around pastoral leadership topics
Experience a unique environment with a dynamic staff
Feedback to help you grow as a pastor
Contact Zach McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org