The ASHNAZ Residency Program is for young Nazarene Graduates looking to invest in church ministry, live in community, and get a jump start on the next stage of life. 

Why come to ASheville? 

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What would I be doing?

The simple goal of the Residency program is to revitalize the ministry of the ASHNAZ church while also investing in each resident's future. 

Residents would either assist in current ministries such as:

  •  Worship Arts
  • Food Pantry
  • Recovery/NA
  • Small Groups
  • Children and Teen ministry

Or reach out into our community and begin new ministries Such as:

  • Hispanic community support
  • Involvement in local art and music scene
  • Working alongside of local non-profit
  • Homeless ministry
  • Mentoring programs

Along with a residents ministry involvement, we hope that this time will also lead to a great transition into your career field. Whether you seek out part-time or full-time work, we are committed to helping you find rewarding employment in the Asheville area to supplement your ministry with us. 

What is in it for you?

If you are accepted into our Residency program, ASHNAZ will provide free housing for your year of ministry with us. Provided we receive enough residents, we plan to rent a house/duplex in the neighborhood to foster Christian community AMONG the residents.

The program will also be an incredible time of discipleship, responsibility, community, spiritual growth, fun, and the ability to greatly shape the future ministry of the church in Asheville, NC.

If you aren't sure about what is coming after college, I am sure that our Residency program should be on your mind.  

if you would like to talk to someone about the program, or want to apply; 

contact Pastor Andrew at