The Associate Scheme

Training and Mentoring

"and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men and women who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2


Associates can expect training in three areas:

1. Bible handling

Partnering with the Cornhill Training Course in London, Associates will receive a solid foundation,  covering Bible books and Biblical theology, as well as some doctrine and other aspects of Christian ministry.

Associates will also be trained in-house at CCK in small, supervised group discussions which aim to stretch you with a bespoke program that is tailored to each year group. This approach allows for critical thinking skills to be developed while studying specific Bible books in depth, and applying it to ourselves before teaching it to others.

2. Bible teaching opportunities

Each Associate, depending on their gifts and experience, will have a range of teaching opportunities: leading a small group, reading the Bible one-to-one, giving talks, teaching youth, and leading small group leader training.

3. Operational training

Serving practically is a key part of helping any church support the range of Bible teaching ministries it undertakes. Future full-time church workers will benefit from understanding the operations of behind-the-scenes church life. Operational roles for Associates include ministry team admin, setting up the building, catering for small group evenings and helping with crèche.


Christ Church has been blessed with an experienced and well-equipped staff team, which means that you will be mentored in a way that is tailored to your situation and gifts. You can expect us to provide you with:

1. Training mentor - oversees your personal journey as a Bible student and teacher

2. Ministry supervisor - most likely the ministry team leader, who will help you to serve your team well

3. Operational co-ordinator - who provides you with instructions on serving the church in practical ways