Merriam-Webster defines an apprentice as “a person who learns a job or skill by working for a fixed period of time for someone who is very good at that job or skill.” A VTCP Apprenticeship places you in a church planting environment working alongside an experienced church planter for one year where you’ll receive real world on the job training. You’ll be involved in…
  • A personalized growth plan based on your assessment.
  • Weekly mentoring sessions with a church planter.
  • Leadership meetings with the church planting team.
  • Hands on ministry experience in the church and community.
  • Monthly group coaching sessions with apprentices from across VT. At the end of this one year apprenticeship, our goal is to send you out with a team to lead your own church plant.

Monthly group coaching sessions utilize the Multiply Group’s church planter training and focus on the following twelve church planting competencies:

  1. Character- master the discipline of leading yourself.
  2. Calling- identify and confirm a passionate sense of calling.
  3. Missional Engagement- understand the makeup of your community.
  4. Vision- cast a clear and compelling vision.
  5. Faith- lead with a bold faith that takes prayerful risks.
  6. Values- evaluate your values and integrate them into the DNA of your church.
  7. Fundraising- effectively raise and manage money.
  8. Disciple-making- intentionally make disciples who make disciples.
  9. Systems & Structure- develop measurable systems and structure to support the vision.
  10. Team Building- empower key leaders to execute the vision.
  11. Communication- communicate for kingdom impact.
  12. Multiplication- create a culture of multiplication.

If you’re interested in connecting with one of our churches about a church planting apprenticeships, contact us.

*Each apprentice will receive a $1,000 monthly stipend from VTCP. We also recommend finding a part time job to provide additional income and connect with the community.