12 months to prepare you for life-long ministry

The Canyon Hills Resident program trains, mentors,
and launches future ministry leaders to make more
and better disciples of Jesus Christ.


This program provides consistent and practical ministry opportunities, education, and leadership tools.


This program has one-on-one mentoring with pastors and ministry leaders in character, leadership, and skill.


This program will help you refine your ministry calling, build resumes, and send you out for kingdom work.

Applications are due on March 1, 2020


Five different tracks to focus and develop your ministry calling.

Biblical Counseling

Give help and hope to real people with God’s Word and gain training to counsel effectively from Scripture.

Worship Ministry

Lead our congregation in worship across multiple ministries and learn to lead a worship ministry.

Youth Ministry

Know, care for, and value students with the Gospel. Learn how to lead students and parents to grow in their faith.

Kids Ministry

Train up kids in the Gospel through worship, events, and learn to equip parents in ministry for the whole family.

Adult Ministry

Help people connect with others and grow in their faith. Learn and understand tools to equip leaders to minister and love people well.

Applications due March 1, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

The Canyon Hills Residents program is geared toward young adults who want to pursue a career in Christian ministry.

  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A desire to pursue ministry as a career
  • Graduation from college and at least 21 years of age (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Must have been involved in a local church for past 6 months
  • Some applicable ministry experience
  • Completion of application process
  • Must have a car, car insurance, health insurance, a laptop, and a cell phone.
  • Must provide three references: one professional/academic, one person (non-family), and one pastoral
  • US citizenship, permanent residency, or a visa and applicable work authorization

The program will start June 29, 2020.

This is a 12-month program. Nine months into the program, residents may begin applying for jobs at other churches.

Approximately 25 hours per week. We ask that this be your primary focus as you are preparing for ministry, though you can have outside employment.

Yes. You will receive a stipend of $1500 per month (approximately $15 per hour, based on a 25 hour work week).

Canyon Hills will work to provide housing for single residents. Married residents will need to find their own accommodations.

Yes. We have ministry on and off our main campus, so there will be times where you will need to provide your own transportation.

We do not offer visas to foreign applicants. If you already have an appropriate work visa, we would be happy to talk with you.

With church ministry, schedules change on a week-to-week basis, so a second job with a regular schedule would be very difficult for you in this program. We don’t want you to burnout and we believe that additional work could cause that for you. That being said, if you are able to find a flexible job that works within your ministry schedule, great. 

No. We will help you and equip you to be able to find ministry work after this program, but we cannot guarantee a job within or outside of Canyon Hills Community Church.

Yes. We welcome married students, but we do not provide housing for married couples.

If you have questions or want more information, email