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 developed the Maritime Apprenticeship program because we believe a college education doesn't satisfy the full scope of ministry training. Apprentices (prospective pastors and church leaders) are placed in churches to learn skills in preparation for ministry. Apprenticeships are available to new and current students as well as recent Bible College graduates.
PRINCIPLES OF APPRENTICESHIP
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are two or more unique leadership assessments for each apprentice. Assessments help leaders understand their gifts, strengths and weaknesses, and give them opportunities to improve their leadership ability. We use the Birkman Assessment and the LPI Assessment.
Mentoring and Coaching
Throughout apprenticeship, you're 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.
What does the Host Church provide?
The Host Church provides room and board (housing and meals) for apprentices. That could mean staying with a family from the church, or receiving a financial subsidy. Each church and apprentice is unique and we work with everyone to find the solution that works for them.
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. Bible college graduates who have completed a 3-year diploma or 4-year degree (including the BRE from Master's College and Seminary) within the past two years are also eligible for apprenticeship.
When does apprenticeship start and end?
What's included in apprenticeship?
An apprentice will be supervised by a 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?
I've already graduated from Bible College, can I be an Apprentice?
As of 2021, MAP is open to Bible College graduates who have completed a 3-year diploma or 4-year degree within the past two years. (This also includes the BRE program from Master's College and Seminary. Rather than receive tuition reimbursement, post-grad apprentices receive a montly allowance from the host church. They are also able to work a part-time job, outside of their apprenticeship.