What is the GCI Pastoral Resident Program?

GCI’s Pastoral Resident Program is a two-year paid (or in some cases volunteer) vocational ministry experience for men and women who have successfully completed a GCI internship or, through their involvement in local church ministry, have shown themselves as faithful followers of Jesus with an aptitude toward pastoral ministry.

Who is a Pastoral Resident?

Pastoral Residents are people who sense a call on their life for pastoral ministry in Grace Communion International.  The program is designed to prepare Residents for lead pastoral ministry in GCI through theological training, preaching, administration, church organization, pastoral care, ministry leadership, and spiritual formation.  Though we hold loosely to whether the Lord is calling each Resident to a lead pastoral role, the program is carefully crafted to prepare each Resident for that purpose.  Pastoral Residents are placed in a nurturing church community with a support team including a Supervising Pastor, Ministry Coach, Mentor and Program Coordinator and the brothers and sisters of that local church.  Each Resident designs a personal Ministry Action Plan (MAP), in collaboration with the Supervising Pastor and Program Coordinator, for intentional development as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How to apply? 

To apply for the Pastoral Resident program in Grace Communion International, click on the following link to download the application, or call the program’s National Coordinator, Anthony Mullins, at 828.655.6081, or email  him anthony.mullins@gci.org

We invite you to support our leadership development programs by donating to the Ministry Training Center at Donate. 

Current & Recent Graduates of the Pastoral Resident Program

Anthony Walton – Los Angeles, CA

Cara Garrity – Waltham, MA

Patrick Quinn – Cincinnati, OH

Elizabeth Mullins – Hickory, NC

David Borum – Eugene, OR

Lucas & Ceeja Malmkar – Surrey Hills, OK