Residency at Movement Church


The Utah Movement, in partnership with Movement Church and the Intermountain District Church of the Nazarene, is currently looking for young leaders that are passionate about creating and developing innovative and collaborative ways to reach communities for Christ. Through our residency program, young leaders will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience for starting something from the ground up, developing community partnerships, and organizing community impact and outreach opportunities.

There are three residency opportunities: Urban Encounter (1-2 weeks), Summer Residency (8-10 weeks), Long-Term Residency 12-18 months). Each residency tier includes leadership and discipleship intensive with top leaders from across the country who are leading church movements in a variety of contexts. This summer residency intensive will end with a weekend of sightseeing in some of Utah's most sought after destinations.

Residency Opportunities

Summer Residency (10 weeks) May 13-july 17, 2022

The summer residency is approximately 8-10 weeks (25 hours per week) and includes a weeklong leadership and discipleship intensive with top leaders from across the country who are leading church movements in a variety of contexts. This intensive will end with a weekend of sightseeing in some of Utah's most sought-after destinations. The summer residency provides the opportunity to learn how to develop personal strengths, organize teams, build community partnerships, develop outreach opportunities throughout the city, and experience connections with others through our outpost church gatherings. The summer residency includes housing and a small weekly stipend.

Long-term residency (12-18 months)

The long-term residency is approximately 12-18 months and provides the opportunity to immerse into a focused area of leadership and personal development in areas such as social work, urban renewal, community outreach, church planting, entrepreneurship, and community partnerships. Residents will have the chance to connect with other non-profit organizations for internships and learning opportunities and will serve on the strategic development team for the Utah mission area. Every resident will work with our team to identify the area(s) they are most interested in learning from, including: community outreach, urban renewal, church planting, social work, communications, and entrepreneurship. The long-term residency includes housing.


Areas of Development

Magna, ut

Sunset Vista is a diverse community in Magna, UT where Movement Church has launched a new church. Love on the Move (the outreach arm of Movement Church) has hosted a Back to School Giveaway, Ice Cream Giveaway, and Fall Block Party in this community. Residents at Sunset Vista will focus on the following:

  • Fostering relationships in this mobile home neighborhood consisting of 170+ homes where an outpost church has been launched. 
  • Development of Summer Kids Club program
  • Development of Parental Education program (financial literacy, parenting)
  • Assist and provide leadership for weekly outpost church gatherings.
  • Conducting a demographic study of the community within Sunset Vista.

Brookside is another diverse community in West Jordan, UT where Movement Church is in the beginning stages of launching another new church gathering.  The vision is to host similar outreach opportunities as in Sunset Vista.  

Volunteers of america Youth Resource Center

This partnership involves mentorship and volunteer support with the vision to build relational bridges with the youth and young adults residing in the Youth Resource Center (YRC). Residents for the YRC will focus on the following:

  • Fostering relationships with the employees at the Youth Resource Center.
  • Volunteering/working at the YRC in various areas of social work.
  • Identifying unique ways to serve and partner with the YRC. 
  • Developing community impact events and opportunities to target the neighborhoods surrounding the YRC.
  • Conducting a demographic study of the community within a 3-mile radius of the YRC. 

ministerial entrepreneurship

Ministerial Entrepreneurship is a unique way for leaders to make an impact in their community through start-up businesses and non-profits that are distinctly tied to a missional focus. A non-profit coffee shop is currently being developed. The vision is to launch a church in this space in the future. Residents for ministerial entrepreneurship will focus on the following:

  • Developing a business and marketing plan to launch a non-profit coffee shop
  • Initiating and fostering partnerships with local businesses and non-profits
  • Conducting a demographic study of coffee culture in the target area
  • Conducting research on other local coffee shops
  • Assist and provide leadership for weekly outpost worship gatherings

urban impact

Salt Lake City is rich with culture and represents a variety of communities within the urban culture. Our vision is to foster connections within these communities by planting outpost churches that connect with:

  • People affected by homelessness
  • Business leaders impacted by urban culture
  • People living in densely populated urban dwellings.


Telling the stories of Movement Church that communicate the life and community transformations happening through our outpost churches is an important aspect of seeing our vision become a reality. Storyteller residents would focus on:

  • Developing a storyboard that consistently communicates how the vision of Movement Church is resulting in life and community transformations. 
  • Collaborating with outpost churches to identify the stories that need to be told. 
  • Interviewing people on video who have been selected to share their life transformation story and editing video to final draft. 
  • Collecting and editing video and still footage from outpost gatherings, as well as, community outreach opportunities for video story projects.