You are the salt of the are the light of the world...let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.

-Matthew 5: 13-16


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Located in beautiful Truckee, California, Tahoe Forest Church (TFC) is situated on 52 acres bordering the pristine Truckee River. 


Set in an idyllic mountain location, the Tahoe Resident Leadership Program (TRLP) develops and guides aspiring Christian leaders for one year through experiential ministry training. The TRL Program provides participants with professional skills for planning, organizing, and developing Christian ministries. Tahoe Residential Leaders experience a unique perspective into vocational ministry through leadership training and serving alongside pastors and ministry leaders. The program will be tailored to the skill sets and interests of the selected leaders and allow each to complete an in-depth project of their choice that contributes to the Church community. Participants will live in a beautiful house on the Church property as part of the residential program, which will foster close-knit relationships. Residents will enjoy an unique, immersive experience with the natural setting of the property.


  • Immersion in a Christian community with fellow resident leaders
  • Theological, spiritual, and life mentorship from TFC Staff and Mentors
  • Experiential training in spiritual disciplines
  • Leadership Development - Leading while learning 
  • Completion of a capstone ministry project 
  • Unique and meaningful service projects (local, regional, global)
  • Inclusion in a dynamic and healthy church, located on a 52 acre campus
  • Network with multiple churches, leaders and pastors from all over United States
  • Immersive, authentic, experiences that pushes boundaries
  • 300 Days of sun
  • Outdoor Skill Training/Certification



  • A transformative life-changing experience
  • Growth in spiritual maturity
  • Increased self-reliance, direction, leadership skills, and purpose
  • Life-long relationships
  • Preparedness for real-world work


We exist to grow and guide aspiring leaders in their faith with God and their role in ministry




Service work and outreach will be an important part of the program experience. Residents will serve both locally, regionally, and internationally.


Residents will be paired with a mentor who will play an important role in the spiritual development and growth during their time in the program.


As leaders within our community, residents will have myriad opportunities to both develop their leadership skills and apply them in their ministry work and capstone projects. 


Residents will be challenged with diverse outdoor experiences that will intentionally encourage residents to step out of the comfort zone.  



  • Kids Ministry
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Young Adults


  • Music
  • Audio/Video/Lighting
  • Communication/Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography/Videography



  • Teaching/Public Speaking
  • Care/Counseling
  • Team Building/Vision Casting
  • Organizational Management


1. Who is an outstanding candidate?
2. Does the Tahoe Resident Leadership Program provide housing?
3. Can I work and still be a resident leader at the same time?
4. Can I bring a vehicle?
5. When can I start?
6. How do I apply?