Program Description

Ambassador Church has a Church Planting Residency Program that is a church planter training program. It has been designed for called and qualified church planters to complete prior to full-time church planting work. The ACP Residency aims to equip the resident by instilling in him the biblical convictions, and by providing opportunities to observe how these convictions are lived out in the life of the local church.


The ACP Residency Program is a full-time one-year program based at Ambassador Church, Brea, CA. The program begins August 1 yearly and ends July 31 of the following year.


Applicants are required to submit a completed application with personal and pastoral references. Preference will be given to applicants with pastoral ministry experience and to those having completed a Master of Divinity or similar theological degree program.


Applicants will be screened, assessed and interviewed by the Church Planting Committee after submitting an application. Please click here to request an application.

Due Date

Applications for the TCT Church Planting Residency Program are due by May 1 of each year.

Components of the Residency

The Residency program is made up of the following components:

  • supervised ministry
  • TBI seminars
  • a mentoring relationship
  • a year-end assessment and evaluation

Field Education Credit

The Residency program is structured such that it meets the requirements for Field Education typically required to receive a Master of Divinity degree.


For any further questions and/or comments, please contact Pastor Ray Chang below:

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Church Planting Residency Program