WHAT IS A MINISTRY APPRENTICESHIP?
The Ministry Apprenticeship is a three-year full-time training partnership between you, the apprentice and the local church to train and develop the next generation of gospel workers.
It involves doing practical ministry under the specific guidance, support and supervision of your Ministry Apprenticeship trainer. The training program is designed to be undertaken prior to doing formal theological study, with the purpose of enabling apprentices to get a feel for what a life of ministry is like, and to help them decide whether they are suited for it in the long run.
The apprentice will be based within a church or a specialist ministry team, and while the exact duties and responsibilities will vary according to where they are serving, the aim is that every apprentice will be exposed to ministry in a wide range of contexts and receive thorough on the job training and feedback.
MONDAY TRAINING SCHEDULE
Ministry Apprentice Training every Monday from 10am-12:30pm at the Ev Hub.
|10am||Question and answer session|
Please refer to your Ministry Apprenticeship Booklet for more information.
Each apprentice has a program tailor-made for them and their training context, but the three broad areas addressed in all programs are training in the following:
- Organisational Development
- People Development
These three areas are further divided into seven key learning areas, as shown in the table below.
|KEY LEARNING AREAS|
A life marked by an ongoing growth in reflecting Jesus
A life marked by an ongoing passion to know God and live for His glory
The skills to grow as a disciple and disciple others
Preferred future and the plan towards it
Making things happen. Bringing vision and strategy into a present reality
Ability to work with and through others
Contributing to the long-term growth of others
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMPETENCIES
|PERSONAL PROFICIENCY||1. Practice clear thinking
2. Know yourself
4. Tolerate stress
5. Be a learner
6. Take care
|STRATEGIST||1. Stay curious and develop a point of view about your own future
2. Engage the organisation – no “one” knows enough
3. Create strategic traction within the organisation
4. Invite your savviest outsiders insideRead broadly, connect with leading thinkers
Clear process for forming strategy
|EXECUTOR||1. Make Change Happen
2. Follow a decision protocol
3. Ensure accountability
4. Build teams
5. Ensure technical proficiencyChange Management
Deciding how decisions are made
|TALENT MANAGER||1. Communication
2. Create aligned direction
3. Strengthen others (competencies)
4. Provide resources
5. Create a positive work environmentPeople engagement
|HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPER||1. Map the workforce
2. Create a firm and employee brand
3. Help people manage their careers
4. Find and develop the next generation talent
5. Encourage networks and relationshipsDrive Leadership Conviction & Culture