One-Year Ministry Residency at Cross Church

CCSMLogo-blogHow many could have saved their ministries if they had spent one year as a ministry resident on a church’s Ministry Team before they journeyed into the choppy waters of the local church? Ministers do not usually lose their ministry due to poor theology or questionable morality. They lose their ministry because they do not know how to relate to and lead people.

Would you want a surgeon to operate on your brain or a lawyer to defend you if they never had any on-hands experience under the supervision of someone more prepared than them? Interestingly, we regularly send God-called men and women into the local church without any local church experience.

A Ministry Track Will Be Customized with You

Join us for a one-year ministry residency at Cross Church and serve on our Ministry Team. Whatever you sense your calling to be in ministry, we customize a ministry track with you, placing you with an experienced mentor in ministry. You will not just hear about or watch ministry, you will lead and do ministry.

Single and Married Men and Women Are Welcome

We are in our third year at Cross Church School of Ministry. We have been privileged to mentor single and married men and women, and we are committed to equipping people of all ages. A few have come just out of high school, but most have come to us midstream or following college or seminary experiences. Anyone can apply, but not everyone is selected. Dr. Jeff Crawford, our President, determines who is admitted into our Cross Church School of Ministry.

Earn Hours of Credit for Your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree

Our Cross Church School of Ministry partners with 14 colleges and seminaries and can help you gain academic hours during your time here. You can earn as many as ­­­­­­­21 hours for being part of our one-year ministry residency. You can see a list of our academic partners here. You do not have to feel like you are losing a year of education. In fact, if you spend a year with us, you will accelerate your ministry.

The Cross Church School of Ministry is complimentary to academic education, not in competition with it. We can do what they are not able to do in providing a unique local church experience for an entire year. I believe we can help you navigate your calling in ministry and prepare you for life, leadership, and gospel advancement globally. By the way, if you have no interest in earning any academic hours, that is fine with us.

Our Cross Church Family Will Love You

You will be part of a wonderful and exciting church, Cross Church. Our church believes in preparing the next generation of God-called leaders, and they will become your support and family. You will become part of our family. Not just while you are here, but even after your time here is finished.

Our Cross Church Family overflows with joy when they know one of our School of Ministry graduates returns to complete their education, goes to the mission field, plants a church, serves on a church staff team, pastors a church, or is hired as a long-term ministry staff team member here.

Come join us in August at the Cross Church School of Ministry. Your life and ministry will never be the same.

Now is the Time to Lead,

Ronnie W. Floyd