What is the time commitment to be in the Leadership Development Program?
You can choose to do the program part-time (25 hours) or full-time (40 hours). The hours are consistent with a typical ministry schedule. Depending on your ministry area, you will serve 2-8 hours on Sundays.
How long does the Leadership Development Program last?
The program will last 10 months. Welcome day is August 21st, 2017 and that week includes a mandatory retreat for all LDPs. The program will end on June 30th, 2018.
What is the cost to complete the program?
There is no cost to complete the program. You can either work a part-time job to pay for your living expenses, or you can raise support to cover rent, food, and other living necessities. We will work with you to determine the amount you will need to raise. Gateway Church will cover the cost of all materials needed for the program.
I have no experience raising support. Will you help me?
Yes! We will provide tools, resources, trainings, and accountability to guide and encourage you through the process.
Who is the ideal candidate?
The LDPs ideal candidate (but not limited to) is a Christ following young adult who is hungry to expand their leadership potential. Specific ministry experience in your department of interest is not required, but a plus!
When will I find out if I am accepted into the Leadership Development Program?
Applicants will hear back by May 11th, 2017 regarding acceptance. We want to ensure that applicants have ample time to prepare for next steps (i.e. moving, support raising, scheduling, etc.)
Can you help me find a place to live?
Gateway has a limited number of families that have opened their homes to single residents and married residents without children. If an opportunity exists, we will match you up. Otherwise, we can give guidance on areas of the city that might provide affordable housing.
How many people will be accepted into the program?
We have a limited number of spots available, so we recommend applying early. The first to apply are the first to be contacted!
How can I get college credit?
If your college or university offers internship opportunities, we will work directly with your school to ensure you meet all the necessary requirements.