Pastoral Residency

What is the Pastoral Residency at Creekside?

The Creekside Pastoral Residency is a two-year mentoring program designed to train and equip the next generation of pastors. Believing the local church is the hope of the world, Creekside seeks to provide aspiring church leaders at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School a healthy church environment to learn, grow, and practice ministry after completing their degree. The Pastoral Residency is a paid position with full benefits that provides a wide-range of potential ministry opportunities suited to each resident’s gifts, abilities, and eventual ministry focus, with multiple opportunities for mentorship available.


Who is Creekside?

Creekside is an Evangelical Free Church located in Gainesville, FL. For nearly 50 years, Creekside has been a church devoted to the teaching of the Scriptures. We are on mission together to love God and others, grow in Christ and community, and reach our neighbors and the nations. Creekside’s vision statement, entitled The Profile of a Maturing Believer, outlines the attributes we hope to see come about in members of our church.


What is expected of a pastoral resident at Creekside?

Pastoral residents will be male MDiv graduates who demonstrate a commitment to following Christ, ministry leadership ability, a heart for serving the local church, and academic excellence. Those selected for Creekside’s Pastoral Residency receive a partial scholarship for their final year at TEDS and commit to moving to Gainesville, FL, upon completion of their degree, where they will serve at Creekside as a pastoral resident for two years.


I’m interested. What are my next steps?

Our next pastoral resident will begin June 2020. We will begin accepting applications mid-spring 2019. If you have additional questions, please contact  or call (352) 378-1800.