Pastoral Residency Program

As you are aware, Jay and Jan have been attending Water’s Edge Bible Church and participating in several areas of ministry including leading singing and the Kids 4 Truth program on Wednesday evenings; Jay has been doing scripture reading, prayer, and preaching on Sunday mornings, and teaching the “How We Got the Bible” class during second hour. Jay and Jan came to Water’s Edge from Grace Covenant Church in Elgin, where Jay was an elder and preacher. Jay intends to pursue full-time ministry involvement in approximately two years.

Jayson has a desire to see men move into ministry and to train others in expositional preaching and pastoral ministry, recognizing that multiplication of Biblical leaders is necessary for the mission of the church. To provide Jay with a breadth of church leadership experience, Jayson and the elders of Water’s Edge Bible Church have developed a Pastoral Residency Program and hope that it can serve as a template for others in the future. During this training time Jay meets regularly with Jayson for supervision and feedback and will receive evaluations from the elders on his ministry. A goal of the Pastoral Residency Program is to ordain Jay for gospel ministry. – Jay