Apprenticeship Pathways

MTS provides different apprentice training Pathways to support the diversity of people seeking to train for Gospel ministry.

Team Leader Apprenticeship

A two year full time hands-on apprenticeship for persons considered likely to lead a Ministry Team in the future.   The Team Leader apprenticeship provides practical experience in a range of ministries, and apprentices are trained in accordance with the MTS Training Curriculum

The Team Leader apprenticeship is designed for those who expect to follow up their apprenticeship with theology study at degree level or higher.  Consequently, the Team Leader apprenticeship is designed to maximise the apprentice's opportunity to gain practical ministry experience and skills, since they anticipate gaining deep theological training during their degree level theological studies which will follow their apprenticeship.

A Team Leader apprenticeships may be undertaken on a Scholarship (funded by tax deductible donations), or Curriculum (ie paid employee of a church or ministry) basis. 

MTS currently offers the following Team Leader apprentice pathways:

An explanation of  Scholarship and Curriculum based apprenticeships | more information

Team Member Apprenticeship

A two year full time hands-on apprenticeship for persons seeking to be a valuable Ministry Team Member in the future.   The Team Member traineeship provides practical experience in a range of ministries.

The Team Leader apprenticeship is designed for those who wish to undertake quality theological study and also gain practical ministry experience and skills.   Consequently, the Team Member apprenticeship allocates sufficient time for the trainee to complete a Diploma of Theology (2yrs) or Advanced Diploma (3yrs) during their apprenticeship.   At the completion of their 2 or 3 year apprenticeship, the apprentice is ready for full-time ministry as a valuable team member.

A number of theological training colleges provide quality diploma courses in theology and/or ministry. It is worth noting that the Timothy Partnership specialises in distance education (http://timothypartnership.com.au/diploma/) - making it especially attractive for apprentices not located in a capital city.

A Team Member apprenticeships may be undertaken on a Scholarship (funded by tax deductible donations), or Curriculum (ie paid employee of a church or ministry) basis. 

MTS currently offers the following Team Member apprentice pathways:

An explanation of  Scholarship and Curriculum based apprenticeships | more information

MTW MTS Apprenticeship

MTW (Ministry Training for Women) is designed to prepare women for all types 
of ministry. With teaching and mentoring components, and the chance to discuss topics with other women, MTW is a tailored course that equips women to serve Christ in every sphere of life.

An MTW MTS Apprenticesip involves undertaking a two year program combining theological study with the opportunity to gain Gospel ministry experience through active participation in evangelism and Bible teaching, all under the care and guidance of a trainer.   Apprentices will complete an Academic Studies in Theology Certificate (ASTC) through the Timothy Partnership and Christ College's Ministry Training for Women (MTW).

As women lead busy lives, juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, the MTW MTS Apprentice has been designed to fit into the time-window of 9.30am to 2.30pm, 3 days per week, during school term time, plus church-based ministry on Sundays.

To download the MTW MTS Scholarship brochure please click here

Wycliffe MTS Apprenticeship

The MTS-Wycliffe apprenticeship combines theological study with cross-cultural training.  Apprentices will spend approximately 350 hours per year, on average, on cross-cultural ministry training (eg. language and cultural training course, and an annual mission awareness tour) - this component will occur under the supervision of a Wycliffe Mentor.

An MTS-Wycliffe apprenticesip involves undertaking a two year program combining theological study (Academic Studies in Theology Certificate [ASTC] through the Timothy Partnership) with the opportunity to gain Gospel ministry experience through active participation in evangelism and Bible teaching, all under the care and guidance of a trainer.  

To download the Wycliffe MTS Scholarship brochure please click here

Christian Vocation Training Apprenticeship

Christian Vocational Training apprenticeships are designed for persons who are often familiar with, and are more likely to thrive under, a Vocational Education style of training.  This training is highly "hands-on" with the VET curriculum portion being presented by a teacher in a small class size and class room environment. 

Christian Vocational Training apprenticeships are available on a Scholarship (funded by tax deductible donations), or Curriculum (ie self-funded or paid employee of a church or ministry) basis. 

MTS currently offers the following TBlue Collar apprentice pathways:

Learn more about the Christian Vocational Training pathway | more information

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