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 twice a year – January and July
Five different tracks to focus and develop your ministry calling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 upcoming start times for our Resident program: July 2022 and January 2023.
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 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.