Menlo Residency Program

Program Details

  • The Residency is a 2-year program that starts August 1.
  • The Residency is a part-time (29 hour per week) commitment.
  • Residents who are single will be offered shared housing through Menlo Church.
  • Your personal growth as a disciple of Christ is of utmost importance to us. Because of this, we have incorporated both leadership training and discipleship mentoring as a part of the Residency.

    For program requirements & application process click here.

    Program Tracks




    Adult Ministry

    Common Questions

    Who is Residency For?

    The Menlo Residency Program is geared toward young adults who want to pursue a career in Christian ministry and develop their leadership skills.

    What are the minimum requirements to be considered for the program?

    --Desire to pursue ministry as a career --College degree and at least 21 years of age (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis) --Must have been working or volunteering in a local church for the last 6 months --Some applicable ministry experience --Completion of application process --Must have a car, car insurance, health insurance, a laptop, and a cell phone --Must provide three references: one professional/academic, one personal (non-family), and one pastoral --US Citizenship, permanent residency, or a visa and applicable work authorization

    How do I apply for the program?

    Program qualifications and the application can be found here:
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    When can I start?

    The program starts on August 1st.

    How long is the program?

    The two-year program runs from August 1 to July 31 (two full ministry years). Eighteen months into the program, if coaches deem their residents ready, residents may begin applying for jobs at other churches.

    Where will I live?

    Menlo Church will provide housing for program participants. Each Resident will be offered one bedroom with access to a shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom.

    Do I need a car?

    Yes. Menlo Church is one church in many locations. Residents will be assigned to various campuses throughout the Bay Area and work different schedules based on each ministry's unique needs. Each participant is responsible for providing for his or her own transportation.

    What if I don’t live in the US?

    We do not offer visas to foreign applicants. If you're able to secure a visa on your own, then go ahead and apply!

    Can I have an outside job?

    Due to the nature of church ministry, your schedule will not be the same week to week, so we discourage a regular outside job where flexibility can be difficult. Additionally, the training schedule may be intense; we believe in caring for your whole self and want to be sure that outside jobs do not lead to Resident burnout.

    Are there any job guarantees after this program?

    While we are hoping to equip you to be hireable at the end of this program, we do not guarantee a job within or outside of Menlo Church.

    Can I participate in this program if I’m married?

    Yes. We welcome married students, but we will be unable to provide housing for married couples.

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