24 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 in character, leadership, and skill with pastors and ministry leaders.


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

We onboard throughout the year


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.

Student 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.

Global Outreach

Discover your role in God’s plan to reach all peoples, mobilize the local church in disciple making, and support our global partners.

Our Residents


With a passion for long term missions, Amanda serves with the Global Outreach ministry. She is no stranger to other cultures, and has spent time in Japan with plans to return and support the Church and its part in that area of the world.


Andrew serves as a resident with the Global Outreach team. He grew up overseas in Papua New Guinea where his parents serve as global partners with Canyon Hills. After two years of Bible College, he and his wife desire to follow in his parents’ footsteps in taking the Gospel to the nations.


Preston serves on the Young Adults Team with the College Ministry. He enjoys music, movies, and spending time with friends. Preston has previously worked in camp ministry and hopes to one day return to that mission field.

Help House a Resident

One of the biggest hurdles is the cost of living in our area. We’re looking for those of you who have the ability to host a resident for little or no cost. By doing so, you’ll provide for one of their greatest needs in that season of life. Even more than square footage, what we need is you. We want our residents to get to know you, see you walk with Jesus, have meals together, and help them find community among our church.
You don’t have to be a biblical scholar to join us in preparing a resident for full-time ministry. You can impact their future just by offering the space you have and a glimpse into your walk with Christ.  

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 the application process
  • Must have a car, car insurance, health insurance, a laptop, and a cell phone
  • Must provide two references: one from a friend/colleague (non-family), and one pastoral
  • US citizenship, permanent residency, or a visa and applicable work authorization

We onboard new Residents throughout the year. Our Residents Pastor will coordinate with you when a wise start time would be.

This is a 24-month program. 18 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 based on a 25 hour work week.

Canyon Hills will work to provide housing for residents through hosts who are members of our church.

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 residents.

If you have questions or want more information, email