Apprentices serve alongside staff in a specific ministry area. Ministry area assignments are made in partnership with the apprentice and are based on the needs of the ministry area, the apprentices experience and educational background and his or her desired ministry future. The Church of Eleven22 offers several unique opportunities in which an apprentice may serve. Click on the ministry areas below to view a typical apprentice role description for the ministry area.
The Church of Eleven22 School of Ministry focuses on apprentice development via six integral components:
Ministry experience is the primary component in this program. To ensure that each apprentice has the ability and knowledge to effectively and competently lead as a full-time minister, apprentices participate in, lead and are responsible for significant and real-life ministry experience.
Apprentices meet biweekly with their ministry area Direct Report to discuss their ministry area progress, ensure professional growth and provide the apprentice every opportunity to gain the competencies needed for full-time ministry.
Leadership Training Curriculum trains apprentices in an interactive, engaging classroom environment designed to give valuable insight into four different types of leadership: self, relational, spiritual and organizational. In addition, the School of Ministry provides auxiliary training events in the areas of preaching/teaching, pastoral care/counseling, spiritual formation/discipleship and missions.
Although personal development is similar to ministry mentoring, it is more about who the apprentice is than what the apprentice does. Every month the Apprentice Coach meets one-on-one with the apprentice to support their personal development and individual discipleship.
We believe that the synergy experienced in a healthy staff culture is more "caught" than "taught," and that apprentices benefit greatly from participating in a thriving and healthy staff and church culture. The Church of Eleven22 staff culture includes weekly staff meetings, staff lunches and other various staff events.
Within this context, apprentices pick up the unique nuances and attitudes that make the culture of the Church of Eleven22 so distinct; therefore, those apprentices that are able to attend are encouraged to do so.
Formal evaluations that happen once a season that allow for the apprentice, Apprentice Coach and the apprentice's Direct Report to evaluate the apprentice's School of Ministry experience, as well as his or her readiness for ministry. Additionally, these evaluations identify areas for growth that may have been overlooked in the five developmental components.
Ministry Area Apprenticeships
Applications are accepted year round. Apprenticeships start in January, May and August.
Download and complete three recommendation forms as part of your online application. Please note, this is an editable PDF. Simply click the question to fill in your answer.
Download and complete the questionnaire. You will upload as part of your application. Please note, this is an editable PDF. Simply click the question to fill in your answer.
Step 3 (worship ministry only)
Candidates applying to the Worship Ministry must submit digital recordings of their performance. Review the digital recordings directions below. Please ensure you have completed your demo recordings and uploaded to YouTube prior to beginning the online application.
Submit application. Please ensure you have completed the previous steps prior to beginning the application.
The School of Ministry Apprenticeship Program will have three entry points every year, officially beginning in mid-August with a second entry point at the beginning of January, and a third at the beginning of May.
Although there are three entry points spaced throughout the year, one year is the minimum apprentice commitment and, at the end of each commitment, the apprentice and direct report will determine if extending to another year is in each other’s best interest. (Maximum length: 2 years)
Apprentices work between 10-15 hours a week. These hours consist of practical hands-on ministry experience, ministry mentoring, and personal development. For the most part, the hours worked are flexible enough to be determined between the apprentice and his or her direct report.
Although apprentices are not paid financially, the ministry experience gained over the course of the apprenticeship season will pay dividends in his or her ministry development and effectiveness. In addition to this ministry experience, apprentices are invited, and even encouraged, to join us for our weekly all-staff meeting at 11am on Tuesdays, and to be a regular part of the Leadership Training classroom time on Wednesday mornings.
The School of Ministry Apprenticeship Program is designed for individuals that, at minimum, have begun his or her senior year of high school at the time the apprenticeship starts in August. Anyone of this age, or older, is welcomed to apply.
A job is certainly not guaranteed; however, the School of Ministry’s desire is to partner with each graduating apprentice to determine the next step in his or her ministry journey.
Please contact Seth Stone
, School of Ministry Director with any additional questions.