From Summer 2019
We are looking for at least four apprentices to join the team for one year from August 2019. Applicants need to be eager to serve humbly, demonstrate a good grasp of Christian truth and knowledge of the Bible, model Christian living and have a genuine interest in exploring whether paid Christian ministry is for them. Apprentices have normally been new or recent graduates, both men and women, some from our own church family and some from other churches across the UK and the world.
Throughout the year we hope to provide a helpful experience in the context of training, mentoring and practical service, as well as a high level of pastoral care from members of the staff team. The three main components of the year include:
1) Bible and pastoral ministry training: in particular, attending the TEAM course, weekly Bible training sessions with our Ministry Trainer Christopher Ash (former director of the Cornhill training scheme) as well as weekly lunches with our vicar, Alasdair Paine, to learn about teaching and preaching the Bible.
2) Bible teaching experience: each apprentice will have opportunities to lead Bible studies, give talks, help lead children's groups and hold regular one-to-one meetings with undergraduates.
3) Practical service: this is a varied and crucial aspect of the apprenticeship, helping to enable ministry throughout the church as well as an opportunity to grow in humble service and Christian character.
To apply please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to be an apprentice to our Church Manager, Tom Beaumont (email@example.com). The deadline for applications is 31st December 2018
A grant is available to each apprentice to cover living costs, and accommodation near the church is provided free of charge.