Turn Your Passion Into Purpose

CCV Residency Program


The CCV Leadership Institute Residency Program is designed to equip ministry leaders with the skills and experience they need for maximum impact. Through a combination of role readiness training, practical experience, and career coaching, graduates will be prepared to be leaders in the local church.


12-month program

Residents are paid a living & educational expense stipend

Full-time commitment with weekdays and weekends

Leadership training includes orientation, learning labs & discussion groups

Ministry coaching & mentorship with CCV staff

Individualized learning plan

Practical, hands-on experience

Career coaching

Independent master’s degree option through university partners


Residents can request placement in a variety of specialized ministries at CCV. Options include:





Adult Ministries



Guest Experience


"Before I came to CCV to be in the Residency Program, I had never worked at a church. This program prepared me to step into full-time ministry in ways that I never knew I needed. The Leadership Institute cultivates an environment where you have hands-on training from some of the wisest leaders in the church while also creating a space to be challenged and empowered in our respective areas of ministry."

- Jacob Tobon, 2020 Residency

"CCV’s Leadership Institute is one of the best programs there is because of the practical hands-on experience. The LI team and your coaches give you leadership opportunities and responsibility in various areas, regardless of your background. They walk alongside you while also providing a safe place to fail. I now have experience in event management, volunteer development, and many transferable principles in-between. If you are looking for a residency program that will immerse you in all things ministry and provide you with firsthand experience, look no further."

- Emily Smith, 2020 Residency

"Completing the residency was an incredible experience for my wife and I. We had the opportunity to do it together, which gave us a better understanding of what ministry could look like as a team. Coming off a hard season of ministry, the residency reaffirmed my call as a leader. I was given coaching, leadership advice, and hands-on experience to be sent back out into the ministry field. At CCV, they effectively win people to Christ, train believers to become disciples, and send disciples to impact the world. CCV does exactly that not only for the members but for the residents as well."

- Kaleb Smith, 2020 Residency

"Before I came to CCV, I was a teacher with little to no ministry experience. The Residency Program gave me a chance to jump into full-time ministry while learning from some of the best in the business. The program gave me access to learn from the leaders in our church and gave me a chance to apply what I was learning in a hands-on way. The Leadership Institute also provided me with a chance to connect and build relationships with people from different backgrounds who are now working in churches all across the country. This program allowed me to live out God’s calling to work in the local church."

- Alexis Alhadeff, 2020 Residency

Is Residency Right For You?

All residents must have a call to full-time ministry AND be 21 years old OR have bachelor’s degree/equivalent professional experience. Residents must have volunteer or professional experience or expertise in the area of ministry they are interested in. *Worship residents must be able to lead vocally as well with an instrument.

If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact LeadershipInstituteEmail@ccv.church.

*Accepting applications through May 15, 2024

Meet the Team

Meet Brian Leach and Shawna Seeger, CCV's Residency team. Both are dedicated to the development of future ministry leaders. As the Lead Residency Pastor, Brian brings over 30 years of experience and has a heart to equip pastors for ministry careers. Shawna has been on staff at CCV for over 10 years, and is committed to mentoring and developing people in life and ministry. They both look forward to working with you to discern the next step of your ministry journey!