"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
As a result of the need, our aim is to play our part under God, in raising up the next generation of men and women for a lifetime of gospel service: growing in godliness and conviction, rightly handing the word of God, and serving God and his people.
Our Ministry Trainees receive training in bible handling and teaching through the Cornhill Training Course, individual mentoring by a member of church staff, experience of both ministry and the practical day-to-day running of the church.
In Year One, most of our MTs will attend the F1 part of the Cornhill Training Course, lead small group bible studies and 121s, and be responsible for a practical aspect of running a church.
We hope most of our MTs will stay for a second year to do F2 at Cornhill, along with having ownership of an area of ministry within the life of Christ Church (for example pioneering a new ministry area, running evangelism programmes), and being equipped through their first year, lead services and preach occasionally.
As part of a small ministry team, our MTs have a real voice in review and planning, and have the opportunity to gain experience in leading small group bible studies, reading the bible one-to-one and giving talks. Our main areas of ministry cover: students, young workers, families, and youth and children.