Multifaith Residency at SPC is built on our shared commitment to support a business that is dedicated to providing hospitality for a diverse population. Each new CLT resident at SPC commits to a period of three months of learning and discernment, during which time most of their hospitality work will be dedicated to learning about and supporting some significant part(s) of SPC’s work of hospitality. This can include staffing the front desk or fair trade gift shop, working in the kitchen or gardens, custodial tasks, welcoming guests, or various administrative tasks.
Multifaith Resident Covenants
Multifaith Residency at SPC is based on a covenant; agreements that state our intentions and basic expectations shared between the CLT resident and Stony Point Center. At the end of three months, the CLT resident and SPC leadership discern together whether SPC is a good fit for the CLT resident and if they would like to continue. Covenants thereafter are reviewed on an annual basis. CLT residents commit to 20 hours of hospitality work each week, including regular meetings, a regular time of greeting guests in the dining room during meals, and monthly weekend on-call service. They receive room, board, a basic health care plan, and a weekly stipend of up to $85. Outside the SPC hospitality work covenant, CLT residents commit themselves to strengthening the community life of the CLT and its social activism work in the wider world.
Who We're Looking For
Multifaith CLT residents at Stony Point Center need to be flexible, reliable, organized and self-starters. They also need to be open-minded and have the ability to self-reflect. Other important community skills include a positive attitude, ability to work well in a diverse group, a sense of humor, an ability to manage time, and a willingness to work through conflict in a spirit of reconciliation.
For more information, see our Multifaith Resident Handbook and our Growing Through Conflict guide (link forthcoming).
We are a diverse community, with remarkable talent and passion available to us, and we strive to make the Residency mutually beneficial, building up the work of the Center and the CLT, and helping each CLT resident to have the best experience possible.