Calne Free Church (CFC) is offering a one-year full time training programme from September 2021, providing theological study, word ministry and practical service to equip men and women for service in the local church.
We are an independent evangelical church in Wiltshire, looking to reflect the Lord Jesus to our town through our lives and service. As a member of the FIEC (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches) we believe that the local church us at the centre of God’s plans for the world. CFC is a church community where people belong, learn and serve together and we seek to give ministry trainees involvement with us as part of a diverse and enthusiastic church.
Trainees will study a day each week in term time at the South West Gospel Ministry Training Course (MTC), based in Bath. In addition, they will read and study books under the Pastor’s direction and be involved in reading the Bible 1-2-1 with people in the church. They will receive mentoring from the Pastor to help them grow in competence in handling the Bible and teaching it to others. As the year progresses, mutually agreed avenues of service will be explored and training provided.
Trainees need to be flexible, teachable, and passionate to see the Gospel flourish both in their local community and overseas. They need to be spiritually mature Christians with an enthusiasm to grow in understanding and Christian character. They will explore and develop their gifts for ministry and need to have a heart to serve in the life of the church.
CFC will seek to find suitable accommodation for trainees with a local church family or will endeavour to provide accommodation for which they will cover the rent. Apprentices will be responsible for their food and living expenses.
Trainees will study a day each week in term time at the South West Gospel Ministry Training We will offer trainees a grant of £10,000 a year and will cover appropriate ministry expenses. This is a voluntary trainee position, not an employee position. Alongside the grant from the church, we encourage Apprentices to seek donations from friends, family, and their home church to bring their resources up to an adequate level.
Trainees will study a day each week in term time at the South West Gospel Ministry Training Please submit your CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for this role to the pastor Charlie Fadipe at [email protected]