Church Residency Programs

The Eleven:6 Church Residency program partners with frontline ministries to Equip, Educate, and Empower emerging Christian leaders to pursue and thrive in vocational ministry. Elevate your program with accredited college and/or masters level course delivery and full degree pathways.

Church Residency Programs at Eleven:6

Empowering Ministries and Cultivating Passionate Leaders

In the world of ministry, finding and retaining passionate next generation leaders is a common struggle. The process of searching for individuals who truly connect with your ministry’s vision and mission can be challenging and hinder the growth and impact of your ministry. At Eleven:6, we understand your desire to see your ministry shine brightly, and we’re here to help you cultivate a new generation of exceptional leaders, one that carries your unique culture.

Our mission at Eleven:6 is to help you launch or elevate a customized and personalized residency program that addresses the challenges you face in finding and developing leaders. We believe in investing in young and emerging talent, especially those within your community, to create a vibrant leadership pipeline that aligns with your vision and values.

Whether your goal is to develop and retain young talent or to launch next generation leaders into ministry elsewhere, we are here to help accelerate and amplify that purpose.

3 Simple Steps to a University-Level Church Residency Program



At Eleven:6, we step into your world to understand your ministry’s unique needs and goals. Our signature Accelerated Design Process allows us to get to know you, your team, and the God-sized goals you’ve been called to. Through collaborative discussions and a thoughtful review of your existing program (if relevant), we work together to create a tailored university-level residency program that amplifies your vision, values, and culture.



With a clear vision in place, we move on to the development phase. We leverage our plug-and-play toolbox of resources, including cutting-edge software and access to accredited degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This enables us to develop an action plan that equips residents with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experiences, to become exceptional leaders. We ensure that the program exceeds academic standards and provides valuable educational outcomes.



Once the program is designed and developed, we help you quickly launch a proven, academic-grade discipleship training program with minimal investment. Our expertise and partnerships with accredited institutions allow us to offer incredible financial and eternal Return On Investment (ROI).

You gain a strategic team member — the entire Eleven:6 organization — that will dramatically minimize the mystery and the bandwidth load at every stage of the process. Why? So you can work in your gifting, your calling, and your capacity, developing and launching next generation leaders for the Church. And you don’t have to become and expert, earn a PhD, or spend countless hours searching for best practices and resources.

Residents will experience a transformative journey that combines hands-on ministry involvement, mentorship, and access to academic resources, setting them up for success in their future leadership roles. With our expertise in designing and implementing residency programs, our focus on immersive training and mentorship, and our commitment to ongoing support, Eleven:6 empowers you to cultivate a new generation of skilled and passionate leaders who will shape the future of your ministry.

Let us help you launch or elevate your Church Residency program with accredited degree pathways.

Your program, elevated.

Say goodbye to the frustration of searching for your next leaders. With Eleven:6, you can look forward to a future where your ministry is surrounded by a team that is fully aligned and committed. Together, let’s create a legacy of impactful leadership that leaves a lasting mark on your church or ministry.

Don’t let the problem of finding and retaining passionate leaders hold your ministry back any longer. Contact us today to learn more about how Eleven6 can help you overcome these challenges and build a strong foundation of passionate leaders within your ministry through our residency programs.

Remember, the future of your ministry is bright, and we are here to make it even brighter.

Recruiting Boost + Elevated Outcomes = Leadership Pipeline

Boost Recruiting

Church residency programs with degree pathways attract more — and more motivated — applicants.

Elevate Outcomes

Residents enrolled in our academic programs outperform non-credit peers in focus, commitment, and ministry outcomes.

Leadership Pipeline

Your ministry DNA, multiplied in next generation leaders, ready to join your team, launch into your ministry network, or beyond.


What do our Church Residency Program partners and alumni have to say?

Accelerate Implementation & Amplify Results

Our process, in conjunction with our uniquely integrated learning model, positions your Church Residency program to go beyond academic baselines and produce ministry and marketplace disciple-makers with a higher level of tangible competency, capacity, and character.  And it minimizes the bandwidth drain for your team in the creation, launch, and delivery of your program.

Learn More About Church Residency Programs

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you’re probably looking at a range of options right now, and we want to make this as easy as possible for you. Please reach out with any questions you have! 

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