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).

Character, Skills and Multiplication


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.

Character, Skills and Multiplication

The Apprenticeship Tree

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The Root: Character

We believe that love for God and for people is the foundation of pastoral ministry, from these come the peace that is characteristic of Christians. Those who lack these qualities are not ready for pastoral ministry.

I love God with all my heart.

My love attracts other people.

I am happy.

The Trunk: Skills

We believe that certain skills must be acquired for pastoral ministry. Those who do not learn in the course of their formation to overcome obstacles, to deal with crises, and to pursue their goal constantly, will not be able to provide a useful service. In particular, the ability to preach must be promoted, by which active faith grows.

I preach with authority.

I easily overcome crises and conflicts.

I am constantly focused on my goal.

The Crown: Multiplication

We believe that the spreading of the faith is the goal of pastoral ministry. The one who strengthens people in their faith and wins new people for the Gospel fulfills the essential mission of Jesus Christ. 

I lead people to Jesus.

My group participants lead people to Jesus.

I identify and train leaders in my group.

From Thursday through Saturday


Practical training in your placement church

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.

Meet the people that run THS academy


As a ministry practitioner in the urban context, the greatest need I see today in contemporary biblical and theological education is for ministry competency and personal character.  The THS apprenticeship model of education is unique in balancing both of those essential components with solid academic training…all at a price point accessible to everyone.  I challenge anyone seriously interested in ministry to test this program for a year to see what God has in store for you.   
John Repsold Founding Pastor of Mosaic Fellowship, Spokane
God has put a passion and desire in my heart to serve at THS. When I met Tom and Inga, I knew that our meeting was special and for a specific purpose. I want to be part of an organization that educates and instructs young leaders, who have a desire to serve and be in full time ministry. I believe that our society is in need of more leaders who are passionate and strong in Christ, and are ready to invest themselves to make a change in this world. Let us start this journey together. 
“For his “body” has been formed in his image and is closely joined together and constantly connected as one. And every member has been given divine gifts to contribute to the growth of all; and as these gifts operate effectively throughout the whole body, we are built up and made perfect in love” Ephesians 4:16 TPT

Diana Burunov THS Office Jacksonville, FL
I believe in helping people serve the Lord. THS is committed to a low cost, high value education. The THS system is heavily invested in the local church, and prepares students for a vocation of ministry.
Riley Palmer THS professor
I work at THS academy, because finding and equipping strong and faithful leaders in the christian world is maybe the most vital contribution to the body of Christ we can make today. Our goal is to be the best place for training men and women for any kind of pastoral ministry worldwide.
Thomas Haase THS Academy Headquarters
I want to plunder hell and fill up heaven. I want to do this in the most effective way possible. just like Jesus did it. Why? Because I love Jesus with all my heart.
Inga Haase THS Academy Headquarters