The purpose of the ministry apprenticeship is to train men for pastoral and/or lay ministry in New England. The training will largely be focused upon ecclesiology and philosophy of ministry, but it’s not limited to these areas. The apprenticeship program is designed to be academic, practical, and integral.
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Tailored and Integrated:
The duration of the ministry apprenticeship will be 11 months [Mid-August – Mid-July] with a possibility of adding an additional year which will include greater leadership responsibility within ministry of the church and training. The apprenticeship requires you to work two full days or approximately 16 hours per week (in office). Additionally, you will be required to participate in additional gatherings / activities of the church.
Here is a sample weekly schedule:
Apprentices are expected either to find a part-time job (no more than 3-days per week) or raise additional funds ($10,000). If one chooses to raise funds, they will have a greater opportunity to be integrated into the ministry arenas of our church. We encourage apprentices to raise additional funds, if possible, and we’re happy to help you develop a plan for doing this.
Please Note: Apprentices are not considered regular employees of the church, and, therefore, Godspeed Church does not offer any health or dental insurance to apprentices. Apprentices are expected to have this covered from an outside source.