For Such a Time as This
Small Church Pastoral Residency Program
For Such a Time as This is a program through the PC(USA) Office of Vocation which seeks to pair small, healthy congregations without pastoral leadership with recent seminary graduates exploring a call to ministry in the small church. The pastoral resident would be called to a full-time Designated Pastor position for a period of two years, during which time he/she would work with a mentor and with the presbytery and synod to work through the first years of ministry. Three or four presbyteries or clusters of presbyteries would each provide three or four small congregations, for a total of 12-16 pastoral residency sites for each of the two years of the pilot program.