Fall 2018

Our program was developed 5 years ago under the leadership of the pastoral staff of Stonegate, including Jimmy Needham. In that time we have been blessed to see the Lord use this residency to equip and sharpen a number of worship leaders, artists and creatives for the sake of ministry. We are excited to now offer this opportunity to you.


    The Worship Residency is a 2 year program broken up into 4 semesters that fit within a typical collegiate calendar. The program and our church are located in the city of Midlothian, Texas, a suburb on the south side of Dallas. We work with worship leaders and aspiring worship leaders to develop them in a handful of key areas: theology, leadership, craft and character. Our aim is simple: to equip the saints for the work of service within the Church, to the glory of God. The program provides a balance of input (lectures, readings, studying and discussions) and output (leading worship and serving in various settings within our church). Our meetings usually fall on Sunday afternoons after our services end. They are comprised of alternating weeks of lectures/discussions and practice labs where residents get to exercise the skills and disciplines they've been learning.


    Our application process will launch on March 1st.The application is downloadable from this webpage. Simply click on the files. There are a very limited number of spots as we want to give focused attention to each of our residents, so don't delay in getting yours filled out before the cutoff date of May 1st. The application process itself includes a written portion, a performance portion (via video submission), and an interview. You will be contacted once we receive your form in order to schedule your interview.

    *Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply.
    The following 2 videos will need to be uploaded:
    1. A performance video of one worship song of your choosing (if you don't play an instrument you may have someone else accompany you).
    2. A 1-2 minute video introducing yourself and sharing why you would like to be a part of Stonegate Worship Residency.
    Upload both videos to wetransfer.com and email to . Please be sure to state your name at the beginning of both videos and please use the same email to submit both videos.
    Have three references complete the Reference Recommendation Form and email to . Reference forms must also be received by May 1st, so please be sure to communicate to your references the importance of submitting them before the cutoff date.
  • FEES

    Unlike other residencies, we don't require fundraising support for you to participate. This program is roughly a 5-10 hour/week time commitment and therefore presupposes that you will have enough time to generate income for yourself outside of the program you’d be doing with us. There is, however, an annual fee of $200 to participate.