A pathway for ministry training

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. To apply for an institute program, click the appropriate link below. For more information or questions, contact Hunter Bowen at (hunter.bowen@trbc.org).


Explore is a semester long “tour” of Thomas Road ministries. Participants will observe different ministry areas including Groups, NextGen, Connect, Care, Worship and Missions. This program is designed for those who are exploring their calling and looking to see all that Thomas Road has to offer.

Satisfies: CHMN 205, PLED 205


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


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.

Satisfies: All 499 Internships