Jesus’ method of training leaders was to take someone on an experience and educate them along the way. It was not the education that brought the experience, but the experience that brought the education.
We believe that college education does not satisfy the full scope of ministry training. This belief led to the development of our Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices (prospective pastors and church leaders) are placed in a church to learn a practical set of skills in preparation for ministry while they're also taking full-time bible college courses.
PRINCIPLES OF APPRENTICESHIP
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does the Host Church provide?
Who can be an apprentice?
What's required to be an apprentice?
Apprentices must have completed high school, have a valid driver's licence, and be accepted as a full-time student at Master's College and Seminary.
When does apprenticeship start and end?
What's included in apprenticeship?
An apprentice will be supervised by lead pastor and involved in a range of ministry experiences in the local church. Apprentices volunteeer 20-25 supervised hours a week.
Where do apprentices live?
There may be two or more unique leadership assessments for each apprentice. These assessments help apprentices better understand their leadership gifts, strengths and weaknesses, and provide opportunity for them to enhance and improve their leadership ability. The assessments used are the Birkman Assessment and the LPI Assessment.
Mentoring and Coaching
Throughout the apprenticeship experience, apprentices will be partnered with mentors and coaches who are experienced in ministry and pastoring. Mentoring focuses on personal spiritual growth, ministry skills development, Christian development and maturity, and how these relate to spiritual/leadership formation.