Northwest Christian Church, McMinnville, OR - Residency

Northwest Christian Church

Multisite church in Newberg, McMinnville, and Tigard Oregon

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
over 40 over 1500 McMinnville, OR USA

Contact Information


Erik Neilson
mail   [email protected]
phone   (971) 241-4935

2351 Villa Rd.
Newberg, OR 97132

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Other Residency Internship 30-40+

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of the ADVANCE residency program is to give aspiring church leaders an opportunity to further their education and ministry experience. By partnering with Hope International University and Northwest Christian Church (NCC) our residents will get hands on ministry training while earning their Master of Arts Degree. The ADVANCE residency program consists of 36 graduate units which can be completed while working at NCC. The cost for the program is $17,415 which can be paid in two semester payments to Hope International University (HIU). Financial aid and student loans are available to qualifying students. Acceptance into the program will be based on the application for the ADVANCE residency program and successful enrollment at HIU. Half of the course work (18 units) will be completed online through HIU and half of the course work (18 units) will be completed on the campuses of NCC. OVERVIEW Through this residency model HIU and NCC partner in providing mentoring, evaluation, and supervision for our students. We seek to offer our students a broad and highly practical learning experience. This residency is ideal for both graduating college seniors or second career adults looking to enter vocational ministry. HIU PROVIDES: • HIU online course instruction for 18 units. • Staff support for online classwork. • A fully accredited Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree upon completion of the program. NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH PROVIDES: • Academic liaison & residency supervisor • An internship mentor for each resident • Practical ministry workshops for residents • Housing with a host family for the duration of the residency (some exceptions may apply to married residents) • Core Ministry training offered in Kids, Youth, Preaching, Pastoral Care, Worship, Small Groups, Business Administration, and Technical Ministry/Media COST FOR STUDENTS (2018-2019): Application Fee $40 Technology Fee $200 Tuition (36 units @ $450 per unit) $17,100 Graduation Fee $75 Total Cost: (note: 3% increase per year) $17,415 • HIU receives $11,400 ($5,500 per semester) which is used to pay for your online class work. • NCC receives $5,700 from HIU ($2,850 per semester) which is given back to the student in the form of a monthly $350 stipend and also used for housing costs.