What is a Resident?
Each year, The Austin Stone Institute launches a two-year residency for worship pastors.
The Worship Residency exists to foster an environment that equips Worship Leaders in the spiritual and practical implications of their ministry to the Church and their city through musical, theological and character development.
In addition to our Worship Development Program, residents will be placed alongside one of the Austin Stone Worship Leaders to serve in various capacities at their specific campus. This close proximity to a specific worship leader allows for the most personalized growth and development over the two-year period.
Specifically, this worship residency will provide tangible servant leadership experience that builds toward ownership of either a specific worship role at one of our campuses or centrally within the Worship Ministry, and specialized training from our Worship Staff in pastoral leadership and songwriting.
During my two years as a resident, I'll be under the supervision of Justin Cofield who serves as Director of Development. Justin is a longtime pastor and worship leader who's passion in ministry is to help raise up and develop worship leaders like me.