Worship Residency

The Worship Residency program is a two-year residency for leaders who want to grow in both the spiritual and practical implications of their ministry.

This program provides leadership experience and pastoral growth as well as musical, theological and character development. In addition to being a part of our team, residents go through our Leadership Development Program and are paired with a staff member depending on what residency track you apply for.

*All residencies are a two-year, support raised program and include theological teaching through the Austin Stone Institute.

Important Dates

February 14, 2017 – “Early Bird” $50 Application Fee Waived
February 24, 2017 – Application Deadline
March 10, 2017 – Interviews & Decisions Deadline
April 20-24, 2017 – Support Raising Training in Austin (required)
May – July, 2017 – Support Raising completion
August 1, 2017 – Residency Start Date

Worship Leader Resident

Paired with a worship leader for 2 years with a primary focus in leading worship.

Worship Resources Resident

Paired with the Director of Resources for 2 years and primarily focuses on web development, communications, video production, and marketing.

Worship Production Resident

Paired with a Production Manager for 2 years with a primary focus on character development, volunteer leadership and leading people in worship through technology. Click here for more info.

Worship Albums Resident

Paired with the Director of Albums for 2 years with a primary focus in recording, engineering, and producing.


“My time in residency at the Austin Stone became the most formative experience of my life up to that point. Through community and mentorship God shaped me into a better husband, brought humility into my life as a leader, and grew in me a desire to see his kingdom advance.”

— Travis Sterrett

Past Residents


  • Jarryd Foreman
    Austin Stone Community Church - Austin, TX
  • Billy Wiginton
    McLean Bible Church - Washington, D.C.
  • Tara Thompson
    Christ Covenant Buckhead - Atlanta, GA
  • Zack Olsen
    Mosaic Church - Oakland, FL
  • Travis Sterrett
    Redeemer Fellowship - Kansas City, MO
  • Phil Mauiceri
    Redemption Hill Church - Washington, DC
  • Caleb Price
    Collective Church - Los Angeles, CA
  • Alex Howard
    Point Community Church - Austin, TX
  • Ryan Roberts
    Onelife Community Church - Wichita Falls, TX
  • Tito Torres
    Northeast Bible Church - Garden Ridge, TX
  • Dietrich Schmidt
    Austin Stone Community Church - Austin, TX
  • Brett Land
    Austin Stone Community Church - Austin, TX
  • Marcus Dawes
    Austin Stone Community Church - Austin, TX
  • Brooke Forrest
    Austin Stone Community Church - Austin, TX
  • Ryan Robertson
    Austin Stone Community Church - Austin, TX

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