Here are answers to our most common frequently asked questions.
What does the weekly schedule look like?
Our work week at Cross Church is Sunday through Thursday with occasional weekend events. You will be assigned to one of our three campuses (Pinnacle Hills, Springdale, Fayetteville) during the workweek. On Wednesday mornings, we meet as a cohort in our School of Ministry space (Springdale Campus). We refer to it as our "class day", but it’s probably not like any other class that you have attended.
What would I be doing?
You would be actively involved in a specific ministry, contributing to gospel advancement through Cross Church. What this looks like day-to-day depends on your calling, experience, skill, and the needs of the particular ministry to which you are assigned. We usually discuss this further during our interview process.
What does the interview process look like?
Great question! It is not short. Typically, from the time we receive your application to the time you find out if you are accepted is about 2 months. This usually consists of a 30-45 minute interview with our president, a group interview with 1 – 2 other staff members, and reference and background checks. We usually review and plan interviews once a month on the 1st of the month.
Why does it take so long?
Another great question. We believe that mentoring and ministry are highly relational activities, so we want to get to know you and let you get to know us. That just takes time. The best advice we can give you…Walk with Jesus, stay calm, and just be yourself.
Is this a paid residency?
Yes, we do provide a stipend for our residents that is intended to cover your basic necessities such as housing, groceries, and gas.
Would I be considered part of the Cross Church staff during this time?
You would be a resident in the School of Ministry who works alongside our Ministry Team.
Where would I live?
NW Arkansas is a rapidly growing community. Depending on which campus you are assigned, you would want to secure housing close to that campus. There are several options for this. Once accepted, we can share a list of possibilities that you may want to contact. Some of our residents room together for the year while others search for roommates through various Cross Church ministries.
If you have additional questions or would like to speak to a staff member, please fill out our contact form.