Freshwater Church is currently seeking for a church-planting partnership in the United States. Check back soon for additional information as it is available.


Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Freshwater is excited about partnering with Colegio Prosperidad, a HopeChest Carepoint, located in Sacatepequez, Guatemala.  We will be working with Christians there sponsoring nearly 50 kids in grades K-6. Freshwater will take regular trips to visit the Carepoint, with our first trip scheduled for fall 2017.  For more information about Colegio Prosperidad, visit http://freshwater.hopechest.org, or contact Jessica Duren at hopechest@freshwaterjc.com.

London, England

Freshwater is in a disciple-making partnership with missionaries in London, England.  Our partnership primarily involves aiding in evangelism in the area known as Crystal Palace in southern London.  We take two trips a year.  For more information about our partnership or if you're interested in going on a future disciple-making trip to London, please contact Joshua Hartley at joshua@freshwaterjc.com.  Read more about London and Crystal Palace by visiting wiki - Greater London and wiki - Crystal Palace

pastoral residency

Freshwater Church has entered into a partnership with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Midwestern Training Network to offer formal 2-year internships for future pastors, church planters, and lay leaders. The Pastoral Residency Program allows seminary students to pursue a 45 Credit Hour Master of Arts in Theological Studies Degree (MATS) while serving at Freshwater and completing ‘In-House Field Practicums’ that are administered and overseen by the leadership of the church. Areas of concentration include Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, Church Planting, and Leadership. These Practicums are, of course, in addition to online and on-campus classes that are also taken by the student. This program allows for the marriage of formal theological education and church ministry to occur and, for that, we are thankful.

In addition to the 2-year Degree Seeking Pastoral Residency, Freshwater also offers 1-Year and 2-Year Non-Degree Seeking Residencies to those that feel called to future vocational ministry. These Pastoral Residencies can have a variety of different emphases and are customized to the particular needs of the church at the time of the residency as well as to the particular gifting of the Intern.

Freshwater Church is now accepting applications to enroll in our residency program. If interested in hearing more or to receive a copy of our Pastoral Residency Handbook, email Lead Pastor Joshua Hartley at joshua@freshwaterjc.com.

Read more about the Midwestern Leadership Network and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at www.mbts.edu/trainingnetwork.