Helping you discern a calling to vocational ministry

Year established
2007

What is The Austin Stone Residency?

The Austin Stone Residency is a two-year program that provides an environment for future church leaders to grow in character and competency while experiencing hands-on ministry and a healthy church culture.

What We Do

Our residents grow by participating in spiritual formation, leadership training, and ministry experiences.

Spiritual formation

Grow in theology, character, and spiritual disciplines to lead from a place of wisdom and health.

leadership training

Gather with other residents to learn and apply biblical leadership principles and skills.

ministry experience

Gain practical knowledge as you apply what you learn in real ministry contexts and receive personal coaching along the way.

Testimonials

Hear from former Austin Stone residents about their experience with the program.

What To Expect

When does the residency start?

The Austin Stone Residency will start on Monday, August 31, 2023 and run through July 31, 2025.

Important dates

  • Application Opens: August 1, 2022
  • First Round Application Deadline: November 4, 2022
  • Final Round Application Deadline: January 16, 2023
  • Support Training and Workshop in Austin, Texas (Mandatory): March 2023
  • Support Raising Window: March–July 2023
  • Residency Begins: July 31, 2023

What will the schedule be like?

While each resident benefits from different ministry experiences, every resident completes our Austin Stone Development Program (ASDP), an in-depth study of doctrine and spiritual disciplines, leadership training modules, and a capstone project. Residents also attend weekly staff meetings, meet with supervisors once a week, and regularly gather with other residents for lunch and other activities. Residents prioritize abiding in Christ by sabbathing one day a week.

What will residents learn in ASDP?

The Austin Stone Development Program works through several areas of core Christian doctrine:

  • Doctrine of the Word
  • Doctrine of God
  • Doctrine of the Trinity
  • Doctrine of Imago Dei
  • Doctrine of Sin
  • Doctrine of Christ
  • Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
  • Doctrine of Election
  • Doctrine of Salvation
  • Doctrine of Providence
  • Ecclesiology
  • Eschatology

The program, also, addresses several core ministry philosophies at The Austin Stone and many other topics. Additionally, spiritual disciplines are studied and implemented to further stir affection for and obedience to God.

Are residents paid?

Yes, but residents raise financial support to provide a salary for two years.

How do residents raise support?

Residents go through mandatory training with Reliant, a partnering organization, to learn how to raise support and to manage financial gifts and supporters.

Where do residents live?

Residents live throughout the Austin metroplex, often choosing to rent an apartment or home with other residents. Residents are responsible for finding housing.

Our Residents

Caitlin Silvus

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Darby Maclea

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Jessica Shadden

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Leyna Cromarty

Women's Ministry Resident

Maggie Chadwick

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Sinclaire Davis

Institute Resident

Will Sheehan

Worship Resident

Annie Abuhamad

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Briley Brogan

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Bryson Upchurch

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Caitlin Cline

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David Icasiano

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Devanté Covington

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Hope Dossey

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Maggie Kappel

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