Campus Missionary Apprenticeship
There is no greater call than to submit our lives to Jesus in everything we do. Whatever vocation, career, or calling you sense God directing you to, you need to ask yourself this question: have I taken the time to equip myself to be a minister of the gospel, right now?
Applications Due: March 1, 2018
Duration: May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019
The Campus Missionary Apprenticeship (CMA) is our 1-Year program to equip a new generation of campus missionaries through practical and supervised on-the-job training and study. If you look at Jesus and his disciples, you'll notice that all their ministry training happend because they were with him. We believe that being equipped to be a missionary best happens in an apprenticeship model where formal instruction is combined with informal training from experienced campus missionaries. At UBC Okanagan we offer an authentic place of growth, where you can work alongside two seasoned and knowledgeable campus missionaries who will intentionally help you to learn in the midst of serving in a university ministry context.
Head - Heart - Hands
This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to cultivate your theological understanding, spiritual formation, and ministry skills. We call it our head, heart, and hands approach.
Head: 5 hours a week will be devoted to readings and assignments to develop theological understanding. Staff discussions and occasional teachings times will be provided to contextualize this learning for the university campus. Opportunities will be provided to take accredited courses to enable apprentices to move toward ministerial credentials through the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.
- Heart: Our attention to character formation is what separates our program from many others. Apprentices will meet with a campus pastor for discipleship on a weekly basis, with space for personal discovery and transformation. This intentional care and oversight allows us to uniquely tailor our process to each individual apprentice. We believe that spiritual formation is essential for a vital, long term life in ministry.
- Hands: 20-25 hours a week will be devoted to serving in hands-on ministry activity. Each apprentice with learn how to lead a small group, disciple students, serve in a specific area of our ministry, engage in reaching-out to students, develop communication skills, raise financial support and much much more.
We want to see university students who have been changed by Christ give their whole lives to ministering to others wherever God calls them to serve. Would you consider joining us this next year?