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What is a OneWay residency?

Many young adults are passionate, gifted and full of enthusiasm. They are searching for purpose and new experiences.

A OneWay residency gives them the opportunity to learn first-hand what it could look like to pursue Kingdom-advancing work. At the core of the program, OneWay provides intentional spiritual discipleship, professional skill development and a thriving community.

Residents also learn how to walk together in daily life as they live together for nine months to a year.

“Living in the house and being a resident, you really get to know people well,” says current resident Serena Nottingham. “You’re able to encourage one another and pick each other up.”

Like OneWay interns, residents choose a specialized area to develop their talents while being mentored professionally and spiritually. Residency track options include audio production, video production, worship, communications, administration, evangelism, missions and finance.

Katie O’Malley, communications and administration resident, captures meaningful moments and stories as she interviews staff, takes meeting notes and writes copy for emails and social media posts. She also uses her skills in administration to help the ministry of OneWay flourish.

As a media and worship resident, Serena Nottingham leads worship for staff meetings, youth camps and local worship nights. She has hosted a podcast, created video for social media and helped bring video projects from the storyboard all the way to completion.

“Having just graduated I didn’t really know what I wanted to do next,” she explains. OneWay has been a place for Serena to discover how God can use her skills in media and music for His glory.

Throughout the program, residents build community by participating in team retreats, special events and all details of daily life as they collaborate in Kingdom-advancing work. (Learn more about the experience of our current residents.)

“Our Residency Program gives real-life ministry experience with a short-term commitment,” explains Kate Kavanaugh, Young Adult Ministry coordinator.

“You will work alongside other young people who are asking the same questions of ‘What is my purpose?’ and ‘What will I do with my life?’ " she explains. "A life saturated with ministry and community is the heart of our residency program, and we want to invite you to be a part of it!”


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