Residency at Movement Church

Summer Residency

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.


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. Residency includes housing and a small weekly stipend.

Residency Opportunities

Sunset Vista

Sunset Vista is a low-income community in Magna, UT where Movement Church will be launching an outpost 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.  Movement Church is currently hosting an outpost gathering once a month at Sunset Vista, with the vision to plant an outpost church in this community.  Residents for the outpost church 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 worship gatherings.
  • Conducting a demographic study of the community within Sunset Vista.



Maud’s Cafe’ and Youth Resource Center

Maud’s Café is a boutique community cafe that offers an 8-12 week employment training program for the youth from Volunteers of America, Utah’s Homeless Youth Resource Center, Young Men’s and Women’s Transition Homes. Movement Church is currently hosting an outpost gathering once a month At Maud’s Cafe’, with the vision to plant an outpost church in this space.  The mission of the Maud’s Cafe’ outpost church is to partner with the Youth Resource Center that is located next door for Maud’s Cafe’.  This partnership would involve mentorship and volunteer support with the vision to build relational bridges with the youth and young adults residing in the Youth Resource Center. Residents for the outpost church at Maud’s Cafe’  will focus on the following: 



  • Fostering relationships with the employees at Maud’s Cafe’ and the Youth Resource Center.
  • Identifying unique ways to serve and partner with the Youth Resource Center. 
  • Developing community impact events and opportunities to target the neighborhoods surrounding Maud’s Cafe.
  • Assist and provide leadership for weekly outpost worship gatherings
  • Conducting a demographic study of the community within a 3 mile radius of Maud’s Care’ and the Youth Resource Center. 


Salt Lake City Downtown Library

The Salt Lake City downtown library is located in the heart of the urban core and represents a diverse community of people, including, a community of people impacted by homelessness and extreme poverty.  Over the past year, Movement Church has focused on connecting with the homeless community that is regularly camped on the city block surrounding the SLC downtown library.  The main focus has been to provide warm meals and to bridge relationships.  Movement Church has the vision to plant an outpost church in the downtown library (which offers multiple free community spaces for groups ranging from 20-300) with the purpose of bridging relationships with those living in the neighborhoods surrounding the downtown library and those impacted by homelessness and extreme poverty living nearby. Residents for the outpost church at the SLC Downtown Library will focus on the following:


  • Bridging relationships with those impacted by homelessness and extreme poverty living near the downtown library. 
  • Developing opportunities to educate people about the challenges of homelessness and how the church can address these challenges in positive ways.
  • Developing and fostering partnerships with community organizations that are focused on helping end the cycle of homelessness.
  • Assist and provide leadership for weekly outpost worship gatherings
  • Conducting a demographic study of the community within a 3 mile radius of the Salt Lake City Downtown Library.




Papito Moe’s (Ballpark Neighborhood)

Papito Moe’s is a local restaurant that is located in the heart of the urban core in an area that one city worker has nicknamed, “The thin veil between heaven and hell.”  This is a community that has been impacted by drugs, prostitution and violence. It is also an area that several local businesses call home.  Papito Moe’s is owned by a couple that loves Jesus and loves their community.  Movement Church is currently hosting a monthly outpost gathering at Papito Moe’s, with the vision of launching an outpost church in this space.  Residents for the outpost church at Papito Moe’s would focus on: 


  • Bridging relationships with local business owners in the area.
  • Identifying opportunities to support, encourage and partner with local businesses in this area.
  • Developing spaces for local business owners to bridge relationships with one another and the community.
  • Conducting a demographic study of the community within a 3 mile radius of Papito Moe’s. 


Communication Residency

Storyteller

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.