Ministry Training Course

Who Is MTC For?

Logo for the Pathway Ministry Training Course

MTC is for someone who is:

  • excited about using their gifts and talents to serve God
  • willing to learn, and be challenged to grow in their faith whilst having fun
  • wanting a chance to share the gospel with young people
  • looking to develop a deeper understanding of theology
  • enthusiastic with the desire to serve the Lord Jesus
  • mature in their faith and has an interest in working with children

Does this sound like you? Do you have some time to spend working for God? If so, then read on…

What Opportunities Does MTC Offer?

Photograph of a Pathway team member with posters illustrating the story of feeding the 5000

A Pathway team member with two of the posters used during Pathway school assemblies

The Ministry Training Course is divided into three principle areas:

  1. Schools Ministry
    You will be given the opportunity to:
    • Co-lead school assemblies
    • Help lead school lessons
    • Be a leader at lunchtime and after-school clubs
  2. Church Placement
    You will be given the opportunity to:
    • Spend a day a week involed in the life and ministry of the church
    • Work alongside the church children’s leadership team
    • Develop other ministry giftings outside of children’s ministry
  3. Training
    You will be given the opportunity to:
    • Attend the gap year training course seminars, run by the n:flame trust.
    • Be part of a short term mission team, wokring either in the UK or overseas.

What Does Pathway Provide?

  • Training in children’s ministry working alongside a committed team of children’s workers
  • A reasonable weekly allowance
  • Travelling Expenses
  • At least four weeks holiday during the year
  • An opportunity to discover the Biblical basis of children’s ministry

What Does A Placement Church Provide?

  • Appropriate food and accommodation for the student
  • The opportunity to be part of the church leadership team
  • Appropriate line management and supervision

What Will It Cost Me?

The cost of working with Pathway for a year is £2,300. This can be paid either in a lump sum or termly instalments. This covers all costs for the year.

One Or Two Years?

Our experience has shown that some people are better professionally developed when working with us for a longer period of time. Our two year training course is usually offered following discussion with both the trainee and their placement church.

OK, I’m Interested. What Do I Do Next?

Please download and fill in the MTC application form from here and return it to the Pathway office either by post or email. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.

It is our usual policy to give applicants a response on the same day as the interview.