Our Ministry Development Program is a unique opportunity to explore and develop your God-given calling and be equipped for ministry to become like Jesus and join Him on mission. The program is an 8-month, part-time (20 hours per week), paid residency that will give you practical experience in church ministry and help equip you in the areas of HEART, HEAD, and HANDS as you explore and pursue your calling to vocational ministry.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
There will be a retreat weekend at the start of the program in September 2024. We will meet together weekly on Wednesday mornings as a group of residents to connect as a community and participate in Development and Discussion sessions. These sessions will include teaching on spiritual HEART matters as the foundation for effective Christian ministry, plus a wide variety of helpful practical HEAD topics to equip you for ministry. You will spend the rest of your time serving in and learning the HANDS aspects of your ministry department in a large church environment. There are a number of ministry department placements to choose from, which are listed in the FAQs below. You will participate in the regular programs and learn the normal skills and rhythms of your ministry area. You will also have the chance to experience another ministry area of your choice for two weeks during your program. You will join the monthly staff gatherings (huddles) at Mission Hills and get to attend the staff day retreat as part of your training experience.
If this sounds like the right fit, we can’t wait to meet you! Click below to view the job description and apply.
Who is the Ministry Development Program for?
What are the 2024-25 program + retreat dates?
August 29, 2024 – April 30, 2025
September 13 – 15, 2024
APPLICATION, INTERVIEW + ONBOARDING PROCESS
If you are asked to interview, this will happen on either Wednesday, May 8 or Thursday, May 9, 2024.
If you are offered a position, you will be onboarding all day on Thursday, August 29, 2024.
What are the weekly time commitments?
What will I learn in the Development + Discussion sessions?
What other commitments are there?
You will also attend and serve at a number of events regardless of the ministry area that you are placed in. These are the Big Halloween Party, Christmas and Easter services, and one Women’s or Men’s event. Ideally you will also attend the staff day retreat if you are able.
You will be expected to read a number of books as part of the program, which will be provided for you.
What are the ministry departments that I could serve in?
Download this guide to the ministry areas that you can apply to join.
Will I get a job with Mission Hills Church at the end of the program?
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Email the Ministry Development Program if there is something else you’d like to ask us before applying.