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MTS Curriculum

MTS has developed an Apprenticeship Curriculum focused around builiding the apprentence's Conviction, Character and Competence.  To support  this outcome apprentices are trained in eight Key Learning Areas.   MTS provides a description of the Learning Objectives for each Key Learning Area – that is: On completion of their training in this Key Learning Area an apprentice will be able to ….  
Each apprentice is expected to work through the Apprentice Curriculum with their trainer, during the course of their apprenticeship.

Overview of the MTS Curriculum and the eight Key Learning Areas

Curriculum Resources are available here to be downloaded and used by trainers and apprentices, and anyone else that might need them. 

MTS Curriculum for Team Leader Apprentices

Team Leader apprentices (whether on a currulcumum or scholarship apprentice pathway) are expected to work thorugh the full MTS Curriculum, with their trainer, over the course of their 2 year apprenticeship.

Note for Scholarship Team Leader apprentices: MTS has seen many very talented and dedicated Team Leader apprentices who have sought to over-achieve when completing ASTC course assignments.  The more time that is spent completing Certificate level assignments (approx. year 10 level) the less time an apprentice will have to spend learning and acquiring practial ministry skills.

In full-time ministry there are always many more good things to be done than time will permit – so, some you do well, others you do adequately and others simply don’t get done.  Apprentices need to consider where on this sliding scale "nailing a hight grade on an ASTC assignment" should reside.

MTS Curriculum Worksheets - click here to download

MTS Curriculum for Diploma students (and those undertaking other courses)

For students studying at diploma level there will be a degree of content overlap between a Diploma level course and the MTS Curriculum, as well as an issue of available time to allocate to completing the MTS Curriculum.  

Acknowledging the contraint of time and seeking to minimise content overlap, MTS has produced a set of  MTS Curriculum Worksheets for specifically for apprentices studying at Diploma level (and other courses).

MTS Curriculum Worksheets for Diploma Apprentices - click here to download

Discussion Papers

MTS Discussion Papers aim to see trainers and apprentices come together to engage with the scriptures and practical, theological issues - click to access MTS Discussion Papers

Training Exercises

MTS Training Exercises aim to thoroughly and practically equip apprentices for a range of ministry roles, tasks and issues of pastoral care.- click to access MTS Training Exercises

Apprentice Tool Box

The Apprentice Tool Box contains a number useful resources for the apprentice - such as Reading Reflection worksheet, Sermon Critique form etc - click to access the Apprentice Tool Box