The Prince Apprenticeship is an intensive two-year program through the local church where apprentices receive hands-on ministry experience, seminary education, and mentorship from ministerial staff.
The Prince Apprenticeship exists to train, develop, and send out ministry leaders to lead people to trust and follow Jesus. This looks different for each apprentice, but our goal is that many will end up working in different roles at churches across the world!
Prince is committed to training the next generation of church leaders. Through this program, we want to see hundreds of pastors, ministers, missionaries, and disciple-makers raised up and sent out to engage in God's mission all across the world.
The Apprenticeship is designed to be a two-year ministry development experience with a possible third-year “field assignment” with one of our ministry partners.
The deadline for application is January 31 of each year. Final decisions will be made by the beginning of March. Support raising will begin in late March, and you will report to work at the beginning of August.
The optional third-year field experience would be in conjunction with one of our trusted ministry partners (locally, regionally, nationally, or overseas).
We hope to provide opportunities in both urban and rural contexts as well as a variety of church structures (large churches, small church plants, etc.). We would also like to work with other para-church organizations including SEND (NAMB), Great Commission Collective, International Mission Board, etc.
The apprentices are fully-support raised. This means that each apprentice is responsible for raising their own salary for two years. However, we take the fear out of fund-raising by partnering with an organization that trains, coaches, and manages everything you need. With the best tools and resources at your disposal, support raising will be an excellent training ground for future opportunities like planting a church.
You will be responsible for your own housing, but if you need help finding a place, we may be able to make some suggestions.
Apprentices are not guaranteed a job at Prince upon completing their residency. Our main goal is not to keep our residents but to send them out. Therefore, most of our apprentices will go on to make disciples and multiply churches elsewhere.
You will deepen your relationship with God and learn to live out your faith in everyday life.
You will experience different aspects of ministry and discover your gifts and passions.
You will receive quality theological education through our partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
You will develop your leadership skills and learn to guide others.
You will serve in a specific ministry area that matches your calling and interests.
As we build out our Apprenticeship program, we have worked through several ministries including the following areas: Students, College, Discipleship, Missions, and Production.
If you are interested in serving in a different ministry area, let us know, and we’ll work with you!