The Residency is a housing/benefits exchange. Each of the residents live in Fellowship housing rent/utility free while also receiving a stipend for health insurance and other benefits in exchange for a 25 hour work week on the Fellowship staff, which also includes personal development (classes, mentoring, community group, etc.). This leaves time for each resident to work a part time job to provide funds for personal expenses such as gas, groceries, and car insurance. The Residency neither costs nor pays its participants. It should be a debt-free year that adds value to the Fellowship ministry and the resident's personal lives.