Ministry Apprenticeship Alliance with Phoenix Seminary
Phoenix Seminary has agreed to work in cooridination with The Gospel Coalition Arizona by creating a Ministry Apprenticeship Alliance (MAA).
Seminaries are a gift to the church in many ways, but so much of what pastors and church leaders need to know about serving the church cannot be learned in a lab. We believe the education of future pastors requires real church experience.
Our pastoral internship program seeks to expose aspiring pastors to the typical ebb and flow of local church ministry and to equip them with a pastoral, ecclesiological grid for the to care for the people of God.
- What does the Bible say about how a church should be organized?
- Is church membership biblical?
- What is the connection between baptism, communion, and church membership?
Interns will read the works of great pastors and theologians from the past, and respond in a number of ways (i.e. papers of response, debates, and weekly discussions with pastors and other interns on their papers). As interns experience the life of the church and dialogue with their studies on the church, they will discover that we believe that God's church is his primary instrument in this stage in redemptive history for heralding the good news of Jesus Christ. They will find a biblical model for building the church that isn’t dictated by the latest cultural waves, fads, or mere pragmatism, but according to what God’s Word says about how God’s people ought to live life together in the local church.
You may be able to earn seminary credit during your internship. Click here for details.
However the Lord leads you to serve him, we hope to serve in preparing you to best bring him the glory due his name.
Grace and peace,
obo The Gospel Coalition Arizona