OUR RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Are you a college grad? ... or do you have four years of work experience under your belt? Highpoint Leadership Institute's full-time residency program invites young leaders (primarily 20-somethings) into a season of leadership development. Explore the opportunity to use your strengths and skills in your preferred ministry area under the guidance and mentorship of a Highpoint Director.
Our full-time residency program is an elevated experience, designed to provide you, an aspiring ministry, non-profit, or business leader, with the tools and training for sustained impact. Learn personal and professional skills under the guidance of a Highpoint Director as you jump into the daily demands of life at Highpoint.
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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
While some residency programs focus on what you might bring to an organization, ours is different. We prioritize your development in this season of life, so you can prioritize developing others for the rest of your life. Our commitment and priority to you is built upon the following five areas:
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Executive Leadership | Administration, Finance, Human Relations, Project Management, Leadership
- Content and Creative | Communications, Teaching, Event Planning, Worship, Video, Design
- Next Steps | Missions, College/Twentysomethings, Groups, Highpoint Women, ManChurch, Marriage + Family, Serve, Help
- Highpoint Students | Middle School, High School
- Highpoint Kids | Nursery, Preschool, Elementary
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
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Fill out the Highpoint Leadership Institute Application by January 31, 2017. There are 2 parts to the application – please allow extra time for Part 2.
Sit back and wait to hear from us by February 28, 2017.
If accepted into the program, you'll be invited to a mandatory fundraising workshop at Highpoint Church at the end of March 2017.
The Highpoint Leadership Institute full-time residency program begins August 1, 2017.
HOW LONG ARE RESIDENCIES?
Residencies are typically an 11-month commitment, with an invitation-only option of a second year. A full-time residency requires 40-49 hours of work per week.
HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS TAKE?
The application is available for submission until January 31, 2017, and you'll hear from us by February 28, 2017. In theory, the sooner you apply, the sooner you'll hear back from us!
IS THIS A PAID POSITION?
It is, but it's self-funded. Don't be intimidated by this. Investment is not an expense; it's an opportunity for a greater return on investment. Your family and friends have always been invested in your development and will consider this a worthy investment. Highpoint Leadership Institute will train you in a proven fundraising model that enables you to raise 100% of your funding in 100 days. We know this is challenging, but it's a faith journey that gives you the opportunity to experience God's provision and direction in your life. Trust us on this one.
HOW DOES THE SUPPORT-RAISING PROCESS WORK?
All residents raise their support from outside sources. Highpoint Leadership Institute provides the training and accountability necessary for our residents to raise support, and we require all support-raising residents to attend our training workshop at Highpoint Church at the end of March, 2017 (date tbc). This training gives you a comprehensive look at biblical stewardship, fundraising goals, and practical tools to invite people to support you in this opportunity. In addition, your Director will coach you throughout your 100 days of fundraising.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO RAISE?
The baseline fundraising requirement for a full-time resident is $2,100 per month. However, the application process takes into consideration the unique financial position of each applicant for the purpose of building a reasonable budget. There are many details and moving parts that will be customized to your individual situation. Any exceptions can be discussed upon acceptance into the program.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. CAN I TALK TO ONE OF YOUR LEADERS?
Absolutely! Please fill out the form below and we'll follow up with you by phone, or you can email Sue Strydom.