When I first heard about the Pastoral Residency at Christ Community, I had just come out of a two-year professional development program at a Fortune 100 company. Knowing the accelerated growth and learning that comes from being involved in a unique program like this, I jumped at the opportunity to be involved in the Pastoral Residency. I’m so grateful that I did! The Pastoral Residency has served as wonderful compliment and extension of my seminary education, has provided me and my family a healthy and encouraging environment to grow as individuals and as a family, and has equipped me well to serve in the local church. I whole-heartedly commend the Pastoral Residency at Christ Community to any TEDS student seeking to serve in the local church.