Training the Next Generation of Leaders
One of the truly unique programs within the ministry is our Resident Leadership Program. This is a one year paid internship for seminarians with a passion for evangelism that plan to go into pastoral care or ministry. Each Resident commits to being online 20 hours per week sharing Jesus through our online response platform.
The program offers a high volume of opportunities for authentic conversation with people from different beliefs and segments of society. The conversations also cover a broad and diverse spectrum of difficult topics and prepare participants for future ministry.
The average Resident graduates with approximately 2400 Gospel-centered conversations. This experience consistently produces more prepared and effective evangelists that better understand how to meet lost and hurting people while graciously sharing biblical truth.
This type of hands-on training and high volume is simply not available in traditional seminary environments. We cultivate the skills and passion for witnessing and discipleship while providing a better understanding of how to minister within the challenges of culture today. This has led to future church leaders from around the world transitioning into actual ministry more quickly and successfully.
It has been a joy to see Residents go throughout the world to launch ministries in their native countries that so desperately lack a strong Christian teaching presence. Space prevents me from sharing every story and testimony but here is what a couple of our recent graduates shared with us:
This entire experience has given me a deeper sense of the brokenness in the world but also helped me see that God is mighty to save. I feel even more confident in sharing the gospel and engaging hard questions with the truth of God’s word because of my experience in this residency program. – Jeff H.
I have been able to sharpen my story and become even more effective in sharing it. I am memorizing more and more scripture and my prayer life is growing. I believe that EVERYONE who desires to go into ministry should experience volunteering on Need Him in order to get a glimpse of what we as future pastors and ministry leaders will be up against.
– John R.