We believe that the years just after college are incredibly important. You are making some of the biggest decisions of your life. What will you peruse? How will you define success in life? Who will you surround yourself with? Who will you marry? Because we believe in the value and impact of those years right after college, we have created the Definition YA Residency Program.
The Definition YA Residency is so much more than a job. It is an intentional season for you to be developed into God’s best version of yourself while devoting your full focus to making Jesus known on the college campus. This program is designed to stretch you, mold you, and equip you to live a life on mission; whether that be in full-time ministry, in the workforce, or anywhere else God may lead you.
Residents will work full-time, 40-hour work weeks as a part of the Definition Church Staff. They will be assigned leadership roles within the Young Adult Ministry where their primary focus will be outreach and discipleship on the college campus. Residents will put their whole focus on serving college students, investing in those that are in the season they themselves just came out of. Under the leadership of the Definition Young Adult Director, residents will be pushed to grow spiritually and equipped to use their gifts to lead others into what God has for them.
The residency program is two years long, and residents can either start in July or January of each year.
All residents are fully support-funded. This means that residents are responsible for raising their own salary. But don’t panic- we are partnered with an organization that trains, coaches, and manages residents throughout the entire fundraising process. This give you everything you need to fundraise well is a great learning experience for future ministry opportunities.
The application window for those wishing to start the program in July is September 1-January 1. The application window for those wishing to start the program in January is May 1- July 15. Click the button below to start the application process.
We cannot promise that you will get a job at Definition after completing the residency program. However, we will do everything we can to help you take your next best step.
Yes! This program is not exclusive to Definition Church partners. However, if you are accepted you will be expected to partner with Definition Church and be a part of weekend worship experiences.