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Ministry Apprenticeships

Raising up disciple-making disciples.

We seek to multiply gospel workers to win the world for Christ through ministry apprenticeships. An apprenticeship gives people a taste of ministry life while continually growing in the knowledge and love of God and his people. It is a key way to train individuals before helping them to decide on the next step in their ministry.

Cornerstone ministry apprenticeships are full-time allowing for apprentices to focus exclusively on ministry work under the supervision of a trainer. Depending on individual circumstances, we structure the duration of the apprenticeship to be two or three years. We recognise there are different pressures at different stages of life, and so we work with young or old to make their training as achievable and effective as possible.

Apprentices are paid a living allowance to free them up for full-time ministry. They are required to fundraise for this allowance and receive training in how to fundraise.

Expressions of Interest

If you think a ministry apprenticeship might be for you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Nick Duke.

Funding apprenticeships

Our ministry apprenticeship programme requires significant input, guidance, and training from our pastoral staff. We welcome anyone passionate about training gospel workers to support this ministry by contributing financially to support this programme. All funds go towards the apprentices' wages and training expenses.

If you'd like to support the training fund, you can give via internet banking:

Account Name: Cornerstone Church Trust
Account Number: 01-0819-0447847-01
Reference: trainingfund

Current apprentices

Emma Williams

Emma is in her third year of apprenticeship. Her main focus is on supporting Campus Church to express belonging to one another as Christ’s body and ensuring that it’s a place that warmly welcomes visitors and newcomers.

To support Emma financially, make payments to:
Cornerstone Church Trust
01-0819-0447847-01
Reference: MA Williams

Portrait of Emma Williams

José and Caitlin Billinton Tagle

Caitlin and José have finished their three-year apprenticeship and are remaining on the staff team as pastoral workers for a year before heading away to theological college. José works closely with our Assistant Pastor, Jordan, equipping the members of our church to share the gospel in Christchurch. Caitlin leads the Magnification team, who lead the church in expressing the greatness of God through music, prayer and other up-front and behind-the-scenes roles. They require funding for their current roles.

To support the Billington's financially, make payments to:
Cornerstone Church Trust
01-0819-0447847-01
Reference: MA Billingtons