Program Length

Our program runs 12 months. In order to understand the ins and outs of church ministry, along with the rhythms of the church calendar, you need to experience 12 full months in the life of a church.

Age Requirements

A typical resident is 21-26 years old. However, anyone age 18+ may apply.


Educational Requirements

We welcome residents at any point in their educational journey.  From the high school diploma to a seminary degree, anyone with a calling to vocational ministry will benefit by our program.


For those who live outside the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, housing is available (at no cost to the resident) with a Bethesda host family.


There is no cost to the resident. A weekly stipend will be given to you to cover your living expenses.

Download Sessions

In addition to all you’ll learn while working as a member of the Bethesda team, each resident will also participate in regular “Download Sessions.”  These sessions cover everything from Conflict Resolution to Church Authority.

More Information

For more information, please contact our Bethesda School of Ministry Director, Dr. Marti Williams.