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Residency Sites

Calling Potential 1001 NWC Residency Sites for 2020!

Each, year, 1001 offers multiple year-long residency sites to emerging NWC leaders seeking to gain experience starting ministries from scratch through coaching, mentoring, and practical application in the methods of church planting. We offer a variety of residency contexts throughout the United States and want to invite your team to consider applying to serve as a potential site.

Apply now through November 4, 2019!

Apply Now to Host a 1001 NWC Resident

The purpose of our residency program is to give highly-promising prospective NWC leaders the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced leader as they make plans to lead their own NWC.

Leaders selected by sites and 1001, around the country will serve for 12 months as they learn the trade and discern and develop their own identity as a NWC leader. The 1001 Movement will contribute $35,000 to each residency and we ask each site to contribute/raise $5,000. 1001 will also cover the coaching and training costs for the supervisor and resident at each site (many presbyteries/partners are willing to sponsor or co-sponsor; don’t hesitate to involve them!).

If you have interest in serving as a 2020-2021 residency site for 1001 NWC, I invite you to formally share your vision. To be considered as a residency site for 2020-2021, please submit these materials via email to Sara Hayden by Monday, November 4th:

  • A one-page (or less) description of your site and context, including responsibilities and opportunities the resident will have during your proposed residency; please include any special values and emphases your site/NWC upholds (such as university-atmosphere; risk-taking; collaboration; artistic; small-group emphasis, etc), and the kind of culture/ecology the resident can expect to experience and foster.
  • A 1-2 page letter of interest from the board/leadership team/session or other leadership group that will be responsible for supervising the resident, including the contact information for the direct supervisor, if known; include why this would be a good setting or opportunity for someone interested in NWC leadership (as opposed to another ministry setting). What do you hope to give and receive from this experience?
  • Proof of the following current insurance (required by our risk management department):
    • General liability limit of $1,000,000
    • An automobile liability limit of $1,000,000 (if the resident will be driving others around while on the job)
    • Statutory worker’s compensation (varies by state)

During November and early December, we will be in touch with and will select the sites for 2020-2021. In early December, we will work with the selected sites to finalize application materials, which will go online soon after (prospective residents apply to each site that they are specifically interested in). Accepted residency sites will be considered independent contractors and will directly supervise the resident.

Our hope is to continue to identify sites that value diversity, encourage faithful risk-taking and embody genuine excitement about fresh expressions of church. Let me know if you’d like to talk further – and please apply!

Sara Hayden