The Ministry Coach must be willing and able to have a weekly face-to-face meeting with the resident. This weekly connection will provide regular feedback, as the coach and student make plans and honestly assess performance.
The Mentor must be willing and able to meet with the resident on at least a monthly basis. The purpose of this meeting is to provide encouragement and accountability for spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional health/wellbeing.
A specific, regularly scheduled time devoted to leadership development is an essential component of the residency program. The host church will assume responsibility for this for this. The Southern Wesleyan 3+1 Residency Director will provide guidance in curriculum selection as needed.
At least once during the two-semester residency, an opportunity should be given to the resident to attend a ministry training event. The selection is up to the leaders of the Residency Partner Church, and this requirement may be completed by participation in a conference, seminar, webinar, retreat or other format.