PASTORAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING
FROM THE FOUNDERS OF APPRENTICESHIP
CALLED TO BECOME A PASTOR?
The most effective theological training for pastoral leadership in YOUR church.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
1. TRAIN FUTURE LEADERS IN YOUR CHURCH FROM THURSDAY – SATURDAY, USING THE “3×3 PROGRAM.”
In historic Germany, only a master craftsman could train an apprentice. To become a master, he had to demonstrate that he was an expert craftsman and businessman. The THS apprenticeship is a three-year long process where you, a “master pastor,” train a future leader based on your ministry expertise . During this period, our staff assists your church or organization to bring your student-apprentice to proficiency in 9 specific areas of character, ministry skills, and multiplication practices.
2. FROM MONDAY – WEDNESDAY, YOUR STUDENT-APPRENTICE WILL STUDY THEOLOGY WITH OUR THS ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS.
Theology and practical training go together. We work with pastors, theologians and business people to create a “start-up” atmosphere. The THS Academy is always in close proximity to where your church or organization is located. By doing this, student-apprentices remain in their church context and relational network, while studying at the same time.
3. AFTER 3 YEARS, PLANT A NEW CHURCH OR ENLARGE YOUR STAFF.
You have a plan from God for what your church or organization should do. During the 3 years of apprenticeship, you will get to know your student-apprentice very well, and he or she will become well-acquainted with your organization as well. There is no better opportunity to start something new than calling your student-apprentice to join your staff, while you and your fellow “master leaders” begin training new student-apprentices.
“In the THS Academy, training, practice, and theory are combined in the best possible way. With a focus on the training of pastoral leaders, all content is coordinated with real life experiences. In addition, you will be asked and encouraged by your amazing teachers and fellow students to expand your horizon and to think big.”
“I often fought through things on my own. Through the THS Academy, I learned to work with others. Problems that had previously appeared like an impenetrable fortress have now lost their power. A team – properly guided – is like a relay race: everyone runs their course for themselves, but only together do they manage to get winning times on the track in the long run.”
“What sets the THS Academy apart from other schools is the practical training during the three years. This allows you to become a pastor step by step. I have learned a lot and I am very grateful to my instructors for their investment in me!”