Apprenticeships
& Residencies

Get support and develop best practices for your ministry in community


If you are currently leading an NWC and would like more support, or are exploring a call to be a part of this movement, we encourage you to apply to one of our apprenticeship and residency programs. Applications will soon be available for the 2020-2021 program.

In being an apprentice or resident you will be inaugurated into a contextual and transformative new ministry from scratch. You will participating in a cohort of peers and mentors for reflection, training and discernment. Each participant will also receive professional coaching session every three weeks fro their own development.

“We invest heavily in the apprenticeship model because we believe this work cannot be fruitfully done in isolation,” Hayden said. “Our peer cohort component encourages humility and mutual support. Concrete training gives participants access to insights many of us have learned the hard way and, over time, spiritual direction. Coaching ensures the work is contextual and sustainable, gospel-formed, motivated and inspired.”

Current program participants took part this summer in antiracism training led by the Open Table, a 1001 New Worshiping Community in Kansas City. The group also spent time team-building, experimenting with diverse models of worship, receiving asset-based leadership training, missional theological training, and developing skills in entrepreneurial leadership and faith-based formation.

Regardless of the program type, all accepted applicants and residents will gain experience discerning and starting new ministries from scratch. They will also attend a 3.5-day national training with all residents and apprentices in June 2020. Applicants will join a cohort of peers and mentors throughout the duration of the program. Throughout their time apprentices/ residents will be provided an experienced NWC coach. Throughout their time serving they will also receive a stipend.

This program is open to people at any stage of the life. We have had college students, seminarians, seminary grads, pastors, and other professionals successfully complete an apprenticeship or residency.

 
 
 
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Part-Time Apprenticeship and Full- Time Resident Program

Leaders of new worshiping communities face the daunting challenge of creating something new that is both contextual and transformative. We want to help. 1001 New Worshiping Communities offers several different training and support mechanisms to enhance your experience and help you and your team start strong – with the support you need to thrive.

If you are currently leading an NWC and would like more support or are exploring a call to be a part of this movement, we encourage you to apply to one of our apprenticeship and residency programs for 2019-2020.

Regardless of the program type, all accepted applicants and residents will gain experience discerning and starting new ministries from scratch. They will also attend a 3.5-day national training with all residents and apprentices in June 2020. Applicants will join a cohort of peers and mentors throughout the duration of the program. Throughout their time apprentices/ residents will be provided an experienced NWC coach. Throughout their time serving they will also receive a stipend of $3600 (nine-month) or $2600 (Summer)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Interested in hosting an apprentice or resident in 2020-2021?

Please contact Sara Hayden. Applications for potential locations will be available October 2019 and sites will be selected by December.

 
 
 

 Important Dates:

There is a National Training (June 23 – June 26) Location TBD.

For those applying for the Nine-month apprenticeship dates: Sept 5 2019-May 13 2020; coaching will continue through summer 2019.

 

Details:

We have two apprenticeship opportunities: One for ten weeks over the summer in Los Angeles and one that takes place in your local context, part-time, September-May. All leaders receive the opportunity to start something new, and coaching to help you do it. You will also receive training and discernment in new worshiping community work as a part of a diverse cohort of colleagues. One-on-one coaching from a mentor experienced in the inauguration of new ministries will be assigned to each person. You will also have access to national leaders to help you navigate the dynamics and opportunities involved in starting ministries that are both contextual and transformational.

If you are interested in being part of a future apprenticeship group, we’d love to talk with you. If you have questions or want to talk this through, please email Director of Apprenticeships, Residencies and Leadership Cohorts for 1001, Sara Hayden.

 

What are the major components of the apprenticeship?

Accepted applicants and residents will gain experience discerning and starting new ministries from scratch. They will also attend a 3.5-day national training with all residents and apprentices in June 2020. Applicants will join a cohort of peers and mentors throughout the duration of the program. Throughout their time apprentices/ residents will be provided an experienced NWC coach.

All apprentices and residents participate in a national training together. Participants will team-build, experiment in diverse models of worship, receive asset-based leadership analysis training, participate in a reflective anti-racism training led by the Open Table KC, receive missional theological training, and develop skills in entrepreneurial leadership and faith-based formation.

 

Where is the nine-month apprenticeship?

Nine-month apprenticeships are located in the context in which the leader feels called to live and work; it is usually near their current residence, but doesn’t have to be. For example, an apprentice could re-locate for the apprenticeship, if desired. Once an apprentice receives a spot in the cohort, we will work with them to find a coach. The nine-month national cohort members meet for conversation, training and discernment via Zoom on Thursdays from 12-1:15 pm EST, beginning September 5.

 

Who can apply?

This program is open to people at any stage of the life. We have had college students, seminarians, seminary grads, pastors, and other professionals apply and fruitfully take part.

 
 
 
 

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Interested in being an apprentice?

The application period for 2019-2020 is closed. Look for information this winter about applying for 2020-2021