After completing the Ministry Training Program, you will have a solid foundation for having a significant impact for God’s kingdom. You will have grown as a disciple of Jesus in three key areas:



Head (Conviction)

  • Deepen your love for and capacity to use God’s Word.
  • Experience world-class training on the Bible, Ministry and Mission.
  • Establish regular habits of reading the Bible and prayer.

Heart (Character)

  • Become more like Jesus in your thoughts, words and deeds.
  • Learn to put off sinful patterns and put on godly ones.
  • Pray regularly for other interns and their ministry.

Hands (Competence)

  • Discover and develop your unique strengths and skills.
  • Understand what it takes to run a ministry with behind-the-scenes experience (eg. meetings, planning, and administration).
  • Receive quality coaching to help you work through the practical challenges you are facing.
Ministry Training Program




For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

– Romans 1:16 (NIV)


And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

– 2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)


So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,

– Ephesians 4:11 (NIV)

The Application Process for the Ministry Training Program has three stages:

1. Application Form
Complete the Application Form and submit it by Friday 5th December 2014.

2. Strengths Finder 2.0
All Applicants should complete the Strengths Finder questionnaire. This helps both us and you know where your strengths lie.

3. Interview
Applicants will then be asked to complete an interview with a small panel, including the MTP Director, to help us further determine your suitability for the program.

To apply for the Ministry Training Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a committed and mature Christian
  • Candidate must be baptised or confirmed
  • Submit a written 250 word testimony of how you became a Christian and your ongoing commitment to Christ
  • Minimum age of 18 years, or have completed Year 12 if 17.
  • A high level of personal integrity and maturity, and a willingness to comply with the laid out Code of Conduct and requirements for the program.
  • A current Working with Children’s Check
  • A current National Police Check


Make a meaningful contribution to an area that you’re passionate about

Complete a 2 day per week ministry placement in any ministry area (eg. Music, Children, Teaching, Youth, Communications, Facilties) at your local church.


Be empowered as a leader to be more effective through working with an experienced leader

Meet for regular coaching with the head of department or your supervisor in your area of ministry and receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses to help you grow in ministry.


Receive world class Bible and ministry training Training will be held at St Hilary’s Kew and will be done through three main areas:

  • Courses - eg. Ridley Certificate

  • Readings - discussing the best Christian thinking in different ministry skills

  • Theological Reflections - get in the habit of reflecting biblically and theologically on your experiences


Personal and pastoral support throughout the year 

Interns will be encouraged to find their own mentor and work through the highs and lows of ministry experiences with a trusted spiritual mentor. 


Sample Position Description

Wondering what might be involved in your ministry placement? Look at a sample description of what you might be doing. 

Gospel Partnership - Raising Support

A document helping participants to work through how to raise both prayer and financial support for their work.

Mark McDonald

Ministry Training Program Coordinator

If you have any questions about the Ministry Training Program, please contact Mark

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