Generation LINK is an intensive discipleship program owned and operated by local churches through national and international partnership.

Generation LINK trains young adults through the local church to be lifelong disciple-makers, whether as future pastors, church planters, missionaries, or men and women in the marketplace. Generation LINK operates through sending and receiving participants; churches receive participants to disciple and equip, with the intention of sending them out on mission.

 Generation LINK trains young adults through the local church to be lifelong disciple-makers, whether as future pastors, church planters, missionaries, or men and women in the marketplace.Generation LINK operates through sending and receiving participants; churches receive participants to disciple and equip, with the intention of sending them out on mission.
 
To find out more about Generation LINK in Seattle, please contact Warren Mainard at warren@essentialchurch.cc.

Generation LINK is defined by its five core values

  • INTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP Be mentored by pastoral and ministerial staff, trained to mentor others, and equipped to advance the gospel.
  • MINISTRY EXPERIENCE Use your gifts and passions to serve through various ministries of the local church.
  • GOSPEL COMMUNITY Live, learn, serve, and have fun together as part of a local body of believers.
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Learn and utilize valuable leadership skills as you train for a lifetime of ministry.
  • THEOLOGICAL TRAINING Earn up to 20 hours of seminary course credit per year through our partnering seminaries.

THE SEATTLE RESIDENCY- Live and do ministry in Bellevue, WA in our Ministry House!

Download: Generation LINK Brochure

The Generation LINK (Laborers Impacting Nations for the Kingdom) program is in full effect in the Pacific Northwest! Over the past three years, the Generation LINK Seattle Residency (intensive yearlong internship) has established itself and continues to grow into its unique identity.  As a Generation LINK Residency location, we are committed to the following core values: intentional discipleship, ministry experience, gospel community, leadership development, and theological training. Our desire is to give all Generation LINK residents a once in a lifetime experience that prepares and equips them to be lifelong disciples and disciple makers. Whether you aspire to be a pastor/missionary or in the workplace, the Generation LINK Seattle Residency can prepare you for your “next step”.  

Since the first year of our Generation LINK Residency in 2014, we have been seeking and praying for a ministry residence for our Generation LINK residents. In February of 2017, that prayer was answered! God has provided a ministry house for us in the city of Bellevue. Our vision is that this house will be a gospel-centered home for our yearlong interns to grow and mature as future ministry leaders. We currently have 3 residents: Brock Hay (Generation LINK yearlong intern), Zach Whitlow (Generation LINK yearlong intern) and Zach VanWestrienen (Essential Church Youth Director).  

As the Generation LINK Seattle Residency continues to grow, we are looking for future yearlong residents. If you or someone you know is interested in growing as a disciple/disciple maker and gaining a unique ministry experience in the Pacific Northwest, please contact us! We look forward to magnifying Christ and multiplying his kingdom with you!

There is a need for Generation LINK residents in multiple areas of ministry. We are more than willing to talk through other possible areas of ministry, but some specific examples of areas of need for Generation LINK residents to serve are Children’s ministry, Youth ministry, College ministry, Men’s/Women’s ministry, Administration, Worship ministry, Graphic/Web design, and Media.  To learn more or to apply to the Seattle Generation LINK Residency program- Click Here.

SUMMER LINK SEATTLE 2018 (PROJECTED DATES & PRICE: TBD (8 weeks))

Summer LINK Seattle is entering it’s 6th year, and we truly believe this will be an amazing summer! Over the past 5 summers, our Summer LINKers have laid the foundation for doing ministry and showing God’s love to our community. The harvest is plentiful here in the Northwest. Although the laborers are few, the labor and love of our previous Summer LINKers is yielding fruit for God’s Kingdom!

During Summer LINK Seattle you will experience: authentic Gospel-community in a city where Christians are the minority and you feel the true need to be with your brothers and sisters, ministry experience through partnering with othe
r organizations and churches to reach our diverse community, leadership development as you are given specific roles and responsibilities (especially in July during our two-week initiative to serve and love our community called “Love Bellevue”), and intentional discipleship by Summer LINK and Essential Church leaders. Come spend your summer in Seattle with us, and be a part of history as God’s Kingdom takes control of the Pacific Northwest.  To learn more or to apply to the Seattle Summer LINK program- Click Here.
 
 

Summer LINK is a nationwide program that gives young adults with a heart for missions and church planting an opportunity to serve, lead and grow as disciples in a variety of ministry settings.  Essential Church is thankful to be the Seattle area location for Summer LINK.