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Church Planter Residency

Henderson Hills Baptist Church
Posted: 07/09/2024
Edmond, OK

Called to plant a new church?  We want to help you do it!

The Residency Program at Henderson Hills is designed to holistically equip, evaluate, and send out qualified men who are called and preparing to serve as the lead pastor of a new church plant.

Henderson Hills Residency is a 24 month long, post-graduate, mentored ministry training program. It is designed for proven leaders who are seminary trained (or equivalent), who are also within 18-24 months of planting and are interested in a church-based pathway to assessment and partnership with the SEND Network and/or other like-minded sending agencies or partner churches.

Successful applicants will be gifted and motivated men who also meet the qualifications for eldership as outlined in the New Testament (see 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). They will have completed a graduate degree in biblical or theological studies (MA, MDiv, or equivalent) and will already possess substantial and relevant leadership experience.


While the first year will be more developmental in nature, a second year (“finishing school” or “fellowship”) will be added for endorsed residents to plan, build, and launch a new church.

The core of this program builds around a rigorous schedule of holistic “head, heart, and hands” training, with possible additional time and development depending upon assessments and recommended next-steps.

Throughout the program, theological reflection, skill development, character transformation, and spiritual maturity will be emphasized. The end goal is that humble, gospel-centered, multiplication-minded pastors will be launched into a lifetime of fruitful ministry and church planting. Like flying a plane or practicing medicine, “hands on experience” under supervision and guidance is essential to this type of formation.


Support / Compensation

  • Housing may be provided (depending upon availability)
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Required books will be provided.
  • Residents should be prepared to supplement their income as needed – either by working a part-time job (that does not conflict with residency schedule and expectations) or by fundraising.
  • Residents who are endorsed by the SEND Network can be partially and additionally funded by SEND as an “apprentice” for the second year of preparation and launch.
  • HHBC will come alongside endorsed planters and their new church by partnering financially, logistically, and through ministry teams and volunteers, etc.


How To Apply

If you are interested in this program, click here for a full job description.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Mark Callarman at

To Apply: Mark Callarman at