From Thursday to Saturday, each THS student undergoes training in a Placement Church. For this training, THS Academy cooperates with dynamic churches in the area. In these churches, the senior pastor or co-pastor has committed to personally train THS students, using the “3×3 Program” that we have designed for this purpose. This ensures intensive support for each student. The “3×3 Program” contains 3 sections, each with 3 disciplines. This training program is unique and has proven effective for optimal training for pastoral leaders. There is no better way to get intense training for pastoral ministry!
The program is designed to help you learn and gain credits during your apprenticeship within a local church. THS Academy requires a full 3 year period of working in a local church. The student can choose his or her desired church. We cooperate with the leadership of the church to ensure quality of apprenticeship. (Credit hours can be split between churches so long as a minimum of 1 year is spent at each church).
3X3 PROGRAM OF THE APPRENTICESHIP
The 3×3 program provides rigorous practical training during the entire three THS training years. The THS student receives an apprenticeship certificate at the end of each trimester. Based on his/her grades, the student measures their progress in the individual disciplines – always with the coaching support of a lead pastor. The pastor or co-pastor of the placement church is responsible for the training of the THS student. Here the principles of discipleship: observing, participating, receiving feedback, and working independently are all at work. Each year, the intensity and demand in the individual disciplines increases.
The Apprenticeship Tree
From Thursday to Saturday, students will receive practical training in their placement church. It is the responsibility of the student to locate a placement church and they may choose their home church for this purpose. THS Academy will work alongside students to connect them with local churches and facilitate the finding of a placement church to the best of its abilities. In these churches, the senior pastor or co-pastor has committed to personally train a THS student-apprentice, using the “3×3 program” that we have designed for this purpose.