You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
We’re excited about future gospel-workers…
We believe this is God’s great plan for gospel growth. Paul pleads with Timothy to entrust the gospel “to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others”. Titus is to ensure that older men & women model their life and doctrine to those younger, for the sake of the gospel (Titus 2:1-10).
Where will tomorrow’s preachers, church-planters, missionaries, teachers & evangelists come from if not today’s young men and women?
An MTS Apprenticeship is two years of on-the-job training based within a church or a specialist ministry team. Apprenticeships are centred on prayer, Bible study and practical ministry. The essence of MTS is not formal instruction but learning through active participation. Two years provides enough time for MTS Apprentices to establish ministries and learn from success and failure.
There is no right way of serving in a ministry apprenticeship. It will involve learning from God’s word and teaching it to others, but how this will be done will vary from apprentice to apprentice.
Lakeshore Church partners with the Ministry Training Strategy to provide MTS Apprenticeships at our church.
An opportunity is currently available for an MTS apprentice at Lakeshore Church in 2017. Contact Bill for more information.
Most Recent Apprentice - Sarah Sams
Blessed to have grown up in a Christian family, my relationship with Jesus started from a young age. Moving out of home and entering University to study a teaching degree, I began to own my faith and grow in my understanding of His gift of Grace through the work of AFES. I have greatly benefited from the work of MTS and feel- what better way to serve Christ than with my life. What a privilege to be able to be trained and equipped in ministry and to encourage others to grow in their understanding of God’s love, His Word and His mission for the world. I look forward to being challenged and stretched as I learn more about the realities of ministry life and lean into God for His future plans for me.
Pray for us!
We’d love you to join us in praying for our apprentices and their ministry while training and their future gospel work.