Thrive Residency Program Costs
$495.00 - Thrive Residency program fee
$500.00 - Resident Deposit (refundable)
Total Program Enrollment Cost
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the program dates for Thrive Residency?
Aug 1, 2020 - May 16, 2021
How many Residents per cohort?
Thrive Residency is limited to 12 residents (6 men, 6 women).
When is the application deadline?
May 31, 2020
I missed the application deadline. Can I still apply?
Yes, but acceptance and enrollment priority will be given to those who meet the deadline.
What can I expect after I apply?
Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. You will be notified within 10 days whether you've qualified for an initial phone interview, after which you may be approved for a final in-person interview (or video-conference for non-local applicants). Upon completing your final interview, you will receive a letter of intent within 10 days informing you of our decision.
How do I secure my spot upon acceptance?
Submit your $500 Resident Deposit (refundable) within 15 days of acceptance as outlined in the letter of intent. Your $495 Program Fee payment will also be due within 30 days of acceptance.
How do I get my $500 Resident Deposit back?
The Resident Deposit will be refunded to Residents who:
Upon vacating the Resident home, and following a final evaluation of the home, deposits will be refunded within 15 business days.Do you offer scholarships and/or payment plans?
Thrive Residency will consider a reduction or delay in program costs for applicants who demonstrate financial hardship.My letter of intent indicates that I'm on the waiting list. What does that mean?We have far more qualified applicants than we have spots for the program. As such, a handful of applicants may be placed on our cohort waiting list. Those placed on the waiting list have no guarantee of enrollment, but may receive notification of acceptance anytime up until the cohort start date in the event of a Resident's cancellation.
Do I need a bachelor's degree to apply?
Yes, a college degree is required to be considered for the program.
Is there an age limit?
Our program is best suited for single adults in their early to mid-20's, but we welcome those of any life stage to apply.
Will I receive graduate-level credits for completing the program?
Yes! Through our partnership with Southeastern Seminary and Carson-Newman University, Residents earn 18 graduate-level units upon completion of the program. These units may be transferred for credit toward a master's degree at an accredited Christian seminary or university.
What are living arrangements like for Residents?
Thrive Residency provides a 2-story, 6-BR home to the Residents, along with free rent, utilities, WiFi, furnishings, and some cleaning supplies. Male and female residents live on separate levels, each of which have their own separate entry, kitchen, bathroom, dining, and living areas. The home is located across the street from Thrive Lonsdale (our sponsoring org) in the safe, but at-risk neighborhood of Lonsdale, just 2 miles north of downtown Knoxville.
How much will I earn at my 30 hr/wk ministry job?
$1,000/month before taxes. Residents are encouraged to use these monies to budget wisely.
What monthly expenses should I anticipates? Residents are required to be enrolled in health insurance and auto liability insurance for the duration of the program. Each Resident is to pay his/her share of community living expenses, including food, cleaning and household supplies, etc. Residents are also required to purchase books ($60-$85/semester) and pay a reduced tuition fee ($75/class) upon the start of each of our six master's level academic courses.
What is provided for program-related events and retreats?
Thrive Residency will cover all costs for meals, accommodations, and transportation for program retreats and special group meetings/events.
What about holidays and vacation time?
As a program, we provide Residents with time off for major holidays, including extended days off for Fall/Spring breaks. However, Residents must also get approval from their ministry employers for all holiday and vacation requests.
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