Projected timeline and learning modules

For the City

COMING SOON:  Urban Church Planting Residency 

The NewStory Residency is a 2-year, full-time church planting leadership training program. This unique program is designed to give residents hands-on experience as they work with various ministry teams, engage in personal/family mentoring, develop their leadership, and become thoroughly equipped for a lifetime of ministry service. Our residency includes discipleship planning in all facets of being a pastor: preaching, coaching, discipleship group development, training, administration, Christian education, outreach, pastoral care, and other liturgical activities (weddings, funerals, etc.).

Residents will gain broad experience working with church leadership (both at NewStory and with a diverse cohort of ministers all around Seattle), volunteer teams, finance and personnel committees, and local social service professionals. Throughout this residency program, residents will be developing a pastoral identity through loving the congregation and the community. 

For more information, contact Pastor Jared: or fill out an interest form found here: