Not sure what to do next year after school finishes or ready to consider full-time ministry? Maybe you should think about becoming an apprentice with New City IPC. Each year we host “MAP” apprentices and are eager to have new candidates next year (Sept 2014 to Aug 2015).
Our local MAP (Ministry Apprentice Program) apprentices in Shepherd’s Bush are part a larger apprentice program which exists to mentor and disciple the next generation of young people who will further the expansion of Jesus’ global kingdom. The MAP staff that will be leading you do not have all the answers, rather, they are needy for the Gospel and dependent on grace just as you. It is their vision to walk with you as you encounter new cultures, expand your vision of the church, learn to share the Gospel to other cultures, and even as you encounter bumps (sometimes mountains!) of your own sin lying in the road.
A MAP apprenticeship offers:
- Teaching: Curriculum includes: study of various cultures’ history and literature, evangelism, prayer, theology, missiology, discipling others, biblical masculinity and femininity in life and ministry, and personality and spiritual gifts assessment and exploration.
- Experience: Engage in the life and ministry of on-going church planting efforts including assisting short term teams in evangelistic outreach, supporting the youth outreach/kids club of a local church, volunteering in a charity shop or other mercy ministry, and sharing the Gospel cross-culturally through various structured and unstructured relational evangelistic opportunities.
- Discipleship: Someone walking with you, providing perspective on personally applying the gospel in your daily life and ministry.
- Leadership: Several months of modeled team leadership followed by opportunities for first-hand experience leading a team.
You can check out more about MAP on their website and watch their video below. If you are interested in discussing more about what it takes to be a MAP apprentice with New City in Shepherd’s Bush, please email me (Chris Hatch) at firstname.lastname@example.org.