Ministry Training Scheme

Step out in faith, serve the church, explore God’s calling on your life and build firm foundations for a lifetime of gospel service wherever God calls you.

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The Ministry Training Scheme is an opportunity for Christians keen to play a vital part in building God’s kingdom to serve God in a vibrant city-centre church with a variety of well-established and pioneering ministries, establish firm foundations for gospel ministry and explore their calling. Through training, mentoring and hands-on ministry experience, this full-time, one-year programme aims to help ministry trainees deepen their understanding of the Bible, develop their ministry skills and become more Christlike in character. As a church, All Souls invests strongly in our ministry trainees because we are committed to doing our part in raising up a new generation of faithful Christian leaders.

Scheme Overview

There are four main components to the scheme:


Weekly training days focused on Bible handling, theology and Christian ministry. Ministry Trainees also commit to weekly reading and prep.

Ministry Experience

Growth in gospel ministry through hands-on experience within one or two All Souls ministries.

Mentored Supervision

Ministry guidance and feedback from experienced staff, who will also mentor Ministry Trainees in their discipleship.

Practical Service

Practicing humility and love through setting up, cleaning and other such chores in church.

Apply to the Scheme

We will start accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year on 1 Dec 2022. We have space for 10 trainees and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the application deadline of 30 April 2023.

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

Applicants should already be involved in Christian service and have shown gifts for ministry and leadership potential. They should be committed to sitting under the authority of God’s word and be servant hearted, reliable and growing in spiritual maturity.

Please note that this is a self-funded role and you will need to raise personal support for your own accommodation and living costs, with some help from All Souls.

Ministry Trainee Alumni 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 training scheme has given me a great foundation for going through the discernment process and starting training as an Ordinand. As well as growing in skills through ministry experience the programme gives a strong focus on character development and spiritual formation. That has already proved hugely valuable in life as well as ministry, and has set me in good stead for formal training towards ordination.”
Alastair Gledhill (Ministry Trainee, 2015–17)

“The ministry training scheme was very helpful in growing my Bible handling skills alongside practical ministry work. It was a great opportunity to serve and grow among the youth, being discipled and discipling others for Christ. The exposure to ministry work in a different culture has helped me a great deal in my ministry work with iServe Africa here in Kenya.”
Ann Mwari Irungu (Ministry Trainee, 2018–19)

Kah Foon Gillespie - Senior Minister at All Souls Langham Place
Kah Foon Gillespie

Senior Minister - Ministry Training Scheme

Kah Foon is the minister responsible for the Ministry Training Scheme. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the scheme further, please feel free to contact her.

Church Assistants

You may also like to consider the Church Assistants programme. Unlike the ministry training scheme, the Church Assistant role is a salaried job, with the majority of their time focused on assisting the many events All Souls runs throughout the year. Applications for 2023/24 open in February 2023.

Workplace Training

If you can’t commit to a full-time training scheme, consider the Ergon Fellowship; a ten month programme designed to equip workplace disciples, to realise a deeper biblical understanding of their paid work.