There is a need for more churches to be planted in Madison so that all may know and experience the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At Redeemer City, we seek to be a church-planting church. Our Church Planting Residency provides training, support, and encouragement to those interested in church planting. Find more information on the Sending and Exploratory Tracks below to see which may be the best fit for you. Reach out to nhobert@redeemercitychurch.org to apply or with any questions about the residency.

Sending Track

This track is for residents and spouses who are convinced of their calling to plant a church and are fully committed to it. This track serves as a “finishing school” for them to prepare for the unique work of church planting. Candidates for this track can come from within Redeemer City or move here for residency.

Description

  • Participate on the Redeemer City Elder team
  • Preach at least once a month
  • Co-lead a City Group (resident and spouse)
  • Lead a Ministry Team
  • Personal coaching towards development based on report from Assessment Center
  • Core Group Development (year 2)
  • Fundraising plan development and implementation (year 2)
  • Participate in training and coaching

Length of time

Two years

Funding

Health insurance, benefits, and 50% of salary provided by Redeemer City. 50% of salary is to be raised by resident.

Requirements

  • Application and vetting process by Redeemer City Elders
  • Complete fundraising requirements
  • Resident and spouse assessed to help customize Sending Track
  • Residents are not required to plant in Dane County


Exploratory Track

This track is for residents and spouses who are open to the possible call of church planting but need more time and experience to explore the decision. Candidates for this track can come from within Redeemer City or move here for residency.

Description

  • Participate on Redeemer City Elder team
  • Preaching opportunities
  • Co-lead a City Group
  • Co-lead a Ministry Team
  • At the conclusion of the Exploratory Track, if Redeemer City Elders want to invite the resident into the Sending Track then the resident and spouse will go through Assessment

Length of time

One year

Funding

Resident finds work in the Madison area

Requirements

  • Application and vetting process by Redeemer City Elders
  • Become members at Redeemer City Church