Purpose of the Ministry Residency
To develop leaders for Brentwood Baptist campuses, church starts, and God’s broader mission locally and globally. While some Ministry Residents may be retained to serve at Brentwood Baptist, the residency is not a guarantee of future employment.
Ministry Residents will be assigned to a ministry track, such as church planting, pastoral ministry, leading worship, missions, disciple making, etc., based primarily on the calling of the resident, but considering also the needs and opportunities within Brentwood Baptist Church.
In addition to the variety of ministry tracks, Brentwood also offers various contexts in which to do ministry. This includes eight different campuses: Brentwood, Station Hill, Avenue South, West Franklin, Nolensville, Woodbine, Lockeland Springs, and Harpeth Heights. For more information, visit BrentwoodBaptist.com
Outcome & Assessment
The Ministry Resident will experience at least two evaluations before the first-year anniversary. The supervisor and church leadership reserve the right to cancel the second year of Ministry Residency based on an unsatisfactory evaluation. The Ministry Resident also has the right to opt out if he or she does not feel it is a fit.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
- $2,500 monthly stipend (with up to $3,000/year scholarship for a first seminary degree, i.e. M.Div.) $30,000 annualized plus up to $3,000 in scholarship
- $3,000 monthly stipend for those who have completed their seminary degree. $36,000 annualized compensation
- Fund-raising options may be provided for those families needing to raise additional support.