Strengthen a Church

Apprentice Program

This nine-month program helps pastors equip men and women to be healthy, impactful leaders in their churches.

Program

Information

This nine-month program helps equip men and women to be healthy, and impactful leaders in their churches.

Overview

The Apprentice Program develops young leaders who can help their churches and the Church in New York thrive and bear fruit in mission. Through learning sessions, site visits, a ministry project, and coaching from their pastor, apprentices will internalize the gospel more deeply, learn to discern their calling, and develop a fuller picture of how God is at work in the city.

Please note that young leaders looking to take part in the Apprentice Program must be recommended by their current pastor. Recommendations are due June 30th, and new cohorts begin each September.
Please note that young leaders looking to take part in the Apprentice Program must be recommended by their current pastor. Recommendations are due June 30th, and new cohorts begin each September.

Components

Learning Sessions Spend six Saturdays with peers from across the city learning from expert facilitators, hearing stories from experienced leaders, and reflecting on how to apply it all to your life and ministry.

Site Visits Attend a service at a fellow apprentice’s church, and visit a mercy and justice ministry to observe its work and speak with its founders or leaders

Ministry Project Work with your pastor to define and carry out a ministry project in your church. CTC will support and train pastors as they coach their apprentices.

Ideal Candidates

  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Usually in their 20’s (The program also serves older, new believers)
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Currently involved in ministry, and exhibit a growing relationship with God
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Passionate about advancing the gospel in New York
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, and openness to new perspectives
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Must be recommended by their current pastor

Pastors, would you like to recommend a young leader for the Apprentice Program?