You are the salt of the earth...you 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

 

MISSION

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



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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. Leadership and spirtual development, service learning, and ministry work are the four areas of focus for the program. The TRLP provides participants with professional skills for planning, organizing, and developing Christian ministries. Resident Leaders experience a unique perspective into vocational ministry through leadership training and serving alongside pastors and ministry leaders.  Participants live in a beautiful house on the Church Campus as part of the residential program, which fosters close-knit relationships. Residents enjoy a unique, immersive experience with the natural setting of the church property.

CORE PILLARS

SERVICE LEARNING

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

  • City Impact (video)
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Sierra Community House

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

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.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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. 

EXPERIENTIAL MINISTRY WORK

We provide breadth and depth to the many ministry opportunities that exisit within the church. For a list of the program tracks within ministry, please see below. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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


OUTCOMES

  • 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


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PROGRAM OPTIONS

5-MONTH, SINGLE SEMESTER OPTION | AUG 15 - DEC 25

This program option is intended to fit a student who may be interested in taking a semester off from his or her college plan to benefit from real-world experience and gain more insight into ministry work. The length of this option is ideal for students on an academic calendar. This program option may also appeal to students considering a gap year after high school or to those seeking an opportunity to participate in more than one experience for the year. Program Cost: $3500 Includes housing.

 

11-MONTH, YEAR LONG OPTION | JUNE 1 - MAY 1

This program option allows residents to participate in the full scope of church ministries, events, and seasonal opportunities. Summer at our Campus in Tahoe features outdoor church, family campouts, and numerous events that host various groups. Residents focus on a capstone project which allows for individual autonomy and creativity within a ministry of their choice. In addition, as part of the service-learning component of the experience, residents help build and lead an international service trip. Program Cost: $4500 Includes housing.

PROGRAM TRACKS 

NEXT GEN

 

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

CREATIVE ARTS

 

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

PASTORAL

 

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

 

 

FAQ's

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?