Exploration | Apprenticeship | Residency

A pathway for ministry training

The Institute is designed to develop, disciple, and multiply leaders as they prepare for future ministry. These programs are available to anyone looking to take their next step in ministry. Whether you are beginning your ministry training journey, or you are ready to go deeper, the TR Institute is a place to explore, confirm, and develop the calling God has given you.

Whether you are beginning your ministry training journey, or you are ready to go deeper, the TR Institute is a place to explore, confirm, and develop the calling God has given you. To apply for an institute program, click the appropriate link below. For more information or questions, contact Hunter Bowen at (hunter.bowen@trbc.org).

TR Explore

A semester long “tour” of Thomas Road ministries. Students will observe different ministry areas including: Groups, NextGen, Connect, Care, and Missions. This is a great launching pad for introductory ministry students who are exploring where God is calling them, or looking for an overview of different church ministries.

Satisfies: CHMN 205, PLED 205
The application for Spring 2022 will open in the late Fall semester.

TR Apprentice

A ministry and leadership training program designed to holistically develop students as they look towards future ministry. Apprentices lead in a specific ministry area, receive biweekly coaching from a Thomas Road staff member, and participate in leadership training throughout each semester.

Satisfies: CHMN 300, CHMN 305, PLED 300, PLED 400, All 499 Internships

TR Residency

An intensive, year-long program offering ministry experience, leadership development, and spiritual growth. Residents are paid staff members responsible for essential ministry operations and programming in a specific department. Residents receive weekly coaching and ministry training. Applications will be accepted in the early Spring semester.

Satisfies: All 499 Internships
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