FUMC 2 Year Church Residency Program

Our residency program exists to empower, equip, and send ministers of the Gospel into full-time ministry.  FUMC Durango is committed to investing in the next generation of Christian leaders.  We are excited to offer young adults an opportunity to partner with us in ministry while being able to learn under the great leadership of FUMC Durango.



  • Residents will work 30+ hours per week and are encouraged to find other part-time employment while in the Residency Program if needed.
  • Residents are paid a monthly stipend.
  • Residents have the opportunity to work along side FUMC Durango at 30+ hours per week from August  – May.  During the Summer months of June & July, residents may choose to work 10 hours per week at FUMC Durango or take the summers off.
  • This is a 2 year residency program.  We believe it to be most advantageous for residents to serve for 2 years.  This is not a requirement but a recommendation for the impact of your ministry here and the impact of the program to help develop you.

Residency Qualifications

  • Calling into vocational ministry
  • Graduation from College
  • Central philosophy and staff culture
  • Some ministry experience
  • Clear ministry competence and leadership potential
  • Successful completion of application process

Timeline For Residency Application

  • Applications are due March 3rd of each year.  The is for acceptance into an August start date.


Current & Past Residents

Coming Soon.

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