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 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 twice a year  –  January and June

Applications for the upcoming session due: December 1, 2021


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.


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Austin serves in our Biblical Counseling Ministry. He grew up as a missionary kid and anticipates returning to the mission field with his wife and son. He is passionate about working with local churches in Latin America to train leaders in biblical counseling.


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Josh serves in Student Ministry with a focus on high school. He grew up in the Seattle area and loves baseball and anything from the University of Washington!
Josh is preparing to go into full-time ministry with students.

View resumé HERE.

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Josh serves on our Global Outreach Team. He loves trying new things and sharing them with others. Josh recently returned from a year and a half doing missions in Japan and is exploring God’s calling to go back long term.


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Michael serves in Global Outreach working to mobilize members at Canyon Hills to reach the lost and grow in understanding of God’s heart for all peoples. Michael is passionate about digital media and being immersed in the outdoors. Michael is exploring what full-time missions ministry could look like.



Marianne is serving in the biblical counseling ministry. She was born and raised in California. Her favorite part of Washington are all the beautiful hikes! She loves any activity outdoors. Marianne is excited to grow in counseling and build intentional relationships with others.


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Glen serves in Adult Ministries supporting the Men’s Ministry at Canyon Hills to help reach and equip the men of Canyon Hills to live out being disciples of Jesus Christ. He has a heart to see men become disciples who in turn can disciple others. Glen is using his time at Canyon Hills to help discover how God wants him to be used in the next season of his life.



Under the supervision of the college lead pastor, Adam assists in the leading, teaching, preaching, and discipling of college students at Canyon Hills. He is passionate about the Truth, God’s Word, and helping students grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Adam’s desire, be it God’s will, is to one day step into vocational pastoral ministry.

Applications for the upcoming session due: December 1, 2021

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 have two start times for our Resident program each year. Upcoming:  January 2022 and June 2022

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