Ministry Training Scheme

Developing, training and releasing gospel workers for the Church and wider society


Our Vision and Aims

We believe that Jesus sends his Church into every corner of the world to proclaim his good news. The aim of the Ministry Training Scheme, therefore, is to develop and equip men and women to be gospel workers wherever God calls them. Over the years we’ve released scores of Christian leaders into mission fields and churches all over the world. 

Apply to the Scheme

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year. We have space for 12 trainees each year, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the places are filled.

Download our information pack for a detailed outline of the scheme and the application form to apply.

Scheme Overview

There are 4 main components to the scheme:

Formal Study

Weekly training days focused on Bible handling, Bible teaching, theology, and Christian ministry.

Ministry Experience

Growth in gospel ministry through hands-on experience and mentoring within an All Souls ministry area.

Spiritual Formation

Focus on the personal spiritual growth of each trainee through the training and mentoring, retreats and reading programme.

Practical Service

Growth through the practical service of the church family.

Ministry Trainee Testimonials

“During my time as a ministry trainee at All Souls I worked in the student ministry for a year after graduating from university. God taught me so much about his grace and how his love frees me to worship and serve him. It was the perfect stepping stone from student life into the world of work. I now work in publishing as an editor and feel very blessed to live as an ambassador for Christ as he continues to disciple me each day.”

Jess Lacey (Ministry Trainee, 2015–16)

“The ministry trainee programme was a wonderful and valuable time for me to learn foundational theology, grow deeper in my relationship with God whilst having the privilege of serving my church family and preparing me for my career changing into full time vocational ministry. I would definitely recommend this programme!”

Caroline Millar (Ministry Trainee, 2015–16)

Workplace Training

The Ergon Fellowship is a ten month programme designed to equip workplace disciples, to realise a deeper biblical understanding of their paid work.