Ministry Apprenticeship Program
Trinity Church Adelaide is part of an interdenominational network of churches and ministries across Adelaide who are committed to raising up the next generation of vocational ministry leaders under the umbrella of MAP (the Ministry Apprenticeship Program), and in partnership nationally with MTS (the Ministry Training Strategy, www.mts.com.au).
Ministry Apprenticeships are a 2-year, full-time, hands-on opportunity to be trained in ministry, and provide an outstanding pathway towards vocational ministry. Many of our apprentices have gone on to formal theological education, and are now serving as ministry leaders in Adelaide, throughout Australia, and across the world.
It’s often said that a church planter is a jack-of-all-trades: pastor, fundraiser, administrator, youth worker and cleaner (to name but a few!). MAP provided me with a variety of experiences which have proved invaluable in preparing me for the diversity of my current ministry.
Clayton Fopp (Former senior Pastor of Trinity Church Mount Barker)
Ministers in Training
Theological training works best when partnered with a local church where the student can be serving in face to face ministry situations week in and out. At Trinity Church Adelaide we want to support and help develop men and women for gospel ministry both here and abroad.
Our Ministers in Training include those who have gone interstate to study at Theological College as well as those who are studying in Adelaide at the Bible College of South Australia. If full-time and local, our Ministers in Training are able to work in partnership with one or more of our regular gatherings and ministries as befits what is best for their training. There is also opportunity for partial funding.
Being a Minister In Training (MiT) as part of the church plant in the North East was one of the best things I could have done while studying full-time at Bible College. Constantly thinking through all aspects of church life and theology really drove me to get the most out of my studies.
Matt Lehmann (senior Pastor of Trinity Church Colonel Light Gardens)
If you’re interested in becoming a Minister in Training at Trinity Church Adelaide, please read the information sheet and speak with one of our pastors.