Information for Prospective Pastoral Residency Churches
For Such a Time as This is a program through the PC(USA) Office of Vocation designed to renew and grow small churches and help them to become healthy, missional congregations. The program pairs small, underserved congregations in rural, small town and urban settings with recent seminary graduates in two-year pastoral calls. The pastoral resident will be called as full-time Designated Pastor for a period of two years, during which time he/she would work with a Pastor/Mentor and other presbytery leaders to develop as a pastor and lead the congregation in growing “deep and wide”. Residents will be placed in regional clusters which will meet monthly for support and formation. Additional support, resources, and events will be provided by the PC(USA) to benefit the residents and residency presbyteries.