Residents + Interns

About Our Program

We believe in the Next Generation of leaders.

The Cypress Residency and Internship program is designed to prepare the next generation of ministry leaders for success in life, leadership, and ministry. Residents and Interns will get to experience this through being fully involved in ministry at the local church level. Residents and Interns will receive training and coaching from both young and seasoned staff who are engaged, innovative, and experienced. The Residency is a 1-year program, while the Internship is a 2-3 month program during the summer, fall, or spring semesters.

Ministry Areas

Below is a list of ministry areas you can apply to be a part of as a resident or intern at Cypress. Do you see an area that interests you?
  • Kids Ministry
  • Worship Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Tech/Production
  • Student Ministry
  • Adult Ministry/Groups
  • Business/Administration
  • Communications/Video
  • Host Team
  • Graphic Design/Social Media

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Applications are currently closed and will reopen in September 2024 for January and June 2025 start dates.

Developmental Elements

Hands On Ministry Experience

Experiencing practical ministry in the local church.

Ministry Coaching

Ongoing coaching and training from ministry coaches in a specific
ministry area.

Leadership Development

Weekly leadership training in self-leadership, relationship leadership, and organizational leadership.

Personal Development

Growing as an individual and a follower of Christ.

Ministry Evaluation

Receiving continual feedback from a ministry coach to help you grow
and develop.

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Hayden Peters

My residency experience at Cypress allowed me the opportunity to learn from a team of high caliber individuals, who taught me what it looked like to love and serve people well. I was able to gain real life experiences, not only in the work I was doing, but also in the training I received, and the relationships I  built with my team.

Rachel Wolfe

I learned more in my Cypress residency than I can adequately put into words. One of the biggest things was learning to love and work with people. There is nothing better than hands-on experience when you’re learning how to love and lead people like Jesus.

Cameron Spear

I absolutely loved my time at Cypress! Getting to partner with God, and do authentic ministry was such an amazing experience, and I am so grateful for every student and staff member.

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Kristen Robson

At Cypress, I had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in ministry, while being mentored, and led by so many amazing people. It gave me the chance to find my place in ministry, and find a deeper confidence in where God was calling me. This program made stepping into my calling 100 times easier.

Austin Mooney

During my residency at Cypress, I learned what it looks like to use my gifts in a healthy family-focused environment with people who want to challenge you to own every outcome while encouraging in guiding you on the way. The Cypress residency changed my outlook on ministry and discipleship.

Hannah Zumbrun

The program helped equipped me with real ministry experience. There are some things you can only learn when you’re immersed in practical ministry, and this program helped me do that and gain practical experience.

2911 Summer Leadership Program

2911 is our Summer Leadership Program for high school students who want to grow like never before.  Inspired by Jeremiah 29:11, the Summer Leadership Program is designed to cultivate a student's personal, spiritual, and leadership development and align them with God’s plan to give them hope, purpose, and the promise of a bright future.

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