Residency at ACC is a two year program with the aim of developing future ministry leaders through practical experience at ACC while engaging in seminary education. Our vision is to prepare and equip those who feel called to vocational ministry to send them out as weapons for the Kingdom of God. This program is designed to form students deeply in the image of Christ while growing their worldview and ability to minister in any context God calls them to. The combination of experience and rigorous academics will enable Residents to walk out the calling God has on their lives.


January 2024 - Applications

February 2024 - Interviews

March 2024 - Decision

August 2024 - Program start (optional summer start)

Program Length: August 2024 - August 2026

*1 yr contracts will be signed each year


  • MaCL degree from Dallas Theological Seminary
  • 50% of tuition costs paid by ACC.
  • A competitive hourly rate of $20 with an average of 25-30 hrs per week, plus potential bonuses.
  • A trip to South Sudan for a 2 week missions trip visiting our partner 4Africa in Summer 2025
  • A 12 week internship in NYC Residency cohort community
  • Real-life experience in vocational ministry.
  • Accountability in your walk with Jesus.
  • Community that is serious about discipleship to Jesus.
  • Growth and personal development from ACC Staff
  • Opportunity to lead others in your ministry area.
  • To grow in Biblical knowledge + theological understanding.
  • To apply that wisdom within a church context.
  • To cultivate individual ministry gifting.
  • To clarify God’s call vocationally.
  • To gain ministry experience while studying at a graduate level.
  • Must have graduated college with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Cannot have conflicting time commitments.
  • Available to begin Residency on August 1st, 2024
  • Must be present to work for the Christmas Eve and Easter services.
  • Personal and daily communion with Christ.
  • Regularly attend community group.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional and timely manner.
  • Pursue holiness in your relationships.
  • Flexibility if your role changes
  • Attend and participate in all ACC ministry area events and mandatory church dates
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Complete all seminary class assignment with excellence and in a timely manner.
  • Be present and serve at all services on Sundays (absences approved by supervisor)
  • 25-30 hours during the week working with your ministry area
  • 10-15 hours during the week dedicated to DTS classes.
  • Maintaining social media pages in a way that honors God.
  • Residents are responsible for finding their own housing
  • Residents are responsible for all living expenses
  • Residents are responsible for all books + fees.
  • Residents are responsible for 50% of their tuition costs (we suggest applying for additional scholarships)
  • Residents are responsible for their coursework management.

APPLY NOW FOR 2024 - 2026

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