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The Ministry Training Scheme aims to grow men and women in gospel ministry through formal training and study, hands-on ministry experience and mentoring.
About All Souls Church
All Souls is a large, vibrant, international, evangelical Anglican church located in the heart of London. Our vision is to grow an international community to reach a multicultural society for Christ. We aim to do this by nurturing and developing disciples of Christ who are equipped to live and speak for Jesus in their societies, workplaces, homes and communities.
As a church, we are committed to the Bible as God’s authoritative Word and the preaching and teaching of the Word infuses all our ministry. The Gospel also shapes every aspect of our vision, aims and life.
Joining All Souls means joining a church with a number of unique ministry opportunities. Our church family is made up of people from over 60 different nationalities which provides cross-cultural experiences and insight into the global church. We are also located in a diverse local area. On our doorstep we have both cultural and educational institutions, and yet there is also great social need. This gives a chance to teach and apply the gospel in a number of different contexts.
About the Role
Aims of the scheme
The All Souls Ministry Training scheme has been developed to provide a more intensive training in gospel ministry for those showing leadership potential. Our aim is to equip and release the next generation of Christian leaders - in both the church and wider society.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for men and women to join us who are committed to Christ, who are servant-hearted and who are growing in Christian maturity. Applicants must already be involved in serving their local church or CU and have some proven ministry experience (e.g. leading a small Bible study group). They must also be recognised as having potential for future leadership and gospel ministry.
The main components of the scheme
- Formal study: Tuesday training days focus on studying and teaching the Bible, understanding and applying Christian doctrine and discussing practical ministry issues. Each trainee also chooses a personal project to work on during the year. A national conference and a study week are included.
- Ministry experience: On-the-job experience working primarily within one of the church ministries. Opportunities to study the Bible with others and share in the responsibilities of running a ministry. Ministries include children’s and youth work, student ministry, evangelism and discipleship, and more.
- Mentored supervision: Regular mentoring with a member of the ministry team.
Practical service: Some basic set-up responsibilities to serve the church family.
- Spiritual Formation: Commitment to grow in personal devotional life, time management and other spiritual disciplines.
Characteristics of the scheme
- One or two years: September – mid-July
- Full or part time: If part-time, a maximum of 2 days outside of All Souls is feasible (in addition to one day off)
- Self-funding: Though a grant of up to £6,000 per year is available
- Small group: A maximum of 12 trainees per year
We are currently recruiting for the 2019-20 academic year. Applications are due in 31 January 2019 to be considered in the first round. For more information and an application form, please see our website.
How to Apply
If you have any questions or want to discuss any aspect of the scheme, please contact Melinda Hendry.