TRAINING FOR GOSPEL MINISTRY
CO-MISSION HAS BEEN TRAINING MEN AND WOMEN IN GOSPEL MINISTRY SINCE 2005, AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAINING HAVE NEVER BEEN STRONGER OR MORE DIVERSE.
Our Co-Mission Training Scheme offers two years of full-time ministry experience based in one of our Co-Mission congregations, alongside structured training.
The scheme is for mature believers, men and women, who want to be involved in full-time Christian ministry. The aim of the scheme is to prepare people for long-term gospel ministry. Applicants from all backgrounds are very welcome.
We require that individuals subscribe to the Co-Mission Statement of Faith
Hear from a few ministry trainees about their experience:
TRAINING WITH CO-MISSION
Trainees are involved in gospel ministry in a local church within the
Co-mission network, where they work alongside the staff team. A trainer from amongst the staff in that congregation has responsibility for mentoring the trainee.
The kind of ministry that trainees do varies according to the church they are in, but may involve leading Bible studies, doing kids’ ministry, following up students or reading the Bible 1-2-1. In that context, they’re also involved in practical and organisational tasks. These more mundane, everyday jobs are seen as an important part of preparing individuals in servant-heartedness and humility.
In addition, trainees receive high quality training in ministry for 1-2 days a week. Many will attend the Cornhill Training Course one day a week for formal training on how to teach the Bible. They will also attend centralised monthly Co-Mission training, where they get input from Co-Mission pastors and outside speakers. In addition, there may be some who want to specialise as evangelists, and they will have an opportunity to attend specialised evangelism training.
TRAINING WITH A
- Gain in-depth Bible-handling skills through the Cornhill Training Course
- Get rigorous formal input in the training workshops
- Get practical ministry experience in a local church
- Receive ongoing mentoring and constructive feedback
- Be exposed to the challenges and opportunities of church-planting
- Be trained in a network of churches that is strongly evangelical, but broad in culture and diverse in style